Czechoslovakian Wolfdog At a Glance
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Large. Weight: Male: 54; Female: 44 lbs. Height: Male: 26; Female: 24 inches
Straight, close and very thick.
Gray, Silver-Gray, Yellow-Gray
13 to 16 years
Cold Weather Tolerance
Hot Weather Tolerance
Did You Know?
The direwolves seen in the TV series Game of Thrones are actually Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs.
Breed Group: AKC; Foundation Stock Service
Other Registries: FCI (Sheepdogs); UKC (Herding)
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Overview
This is a relatively new dog breed. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog was developed by the crossing the German Shepherd dog with a Carpathian Wolf. This dog breed was originally used for military duty, and today is used as a reliable guard and defense dog. They are quite rare.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Characteristics
This dog breed has the appearance of a wolf more than a dog. The breed is powerful, agile and built for speed. This dog breed has grace combined with ferocity. The breed is completely fearless and extremely brave.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Temperament
This dog breed is not suitable for inexperienced or first time dog owners. They are also not suitable for homes with children or other pets. They are are highly protective of their home and territory. This dog breed is highly independent, energetic and active. The breed typically bonds very strongly with their owner.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Care
This dog breed requires a fair amount of grooming and special attention should be given to the coat during heavy shedding. Bathing is rarely required as the coat is relatively self-cleaning. There are no known health issues associated with the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog, but this could be due to the rarity of the breed. This breed is best suited to colder climates.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Coat
This dog breed has a double coat The hair of this breed is straight, close and very thick. This breed sheds heavily twice a year. The color of the coat ranges from yellow-grey to silver-grey, with a light mask.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Training
Intense ongoing socialization and obedience training is essential for the this breed. They do best with short and varied training sessions to prevent boredom. It is vital that training be performed with respect, firmness, fairness, patience and consistency.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Activity
This dog breed is not suited to apartment or city living. They require above averageamount of exercise and is best suited to a rural environment where there is ampleroom to run and roam and a property to guard.