Czechoslovakian Wolfdog: protective and independent 

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Have you been thinking about getting a dog but are not quite sure? This can be due to a number of things, such as the uncertainty of whether a particular breed of dog suits you and that you may still not know enough about various breeds.

For example, have you heard of the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog? But perhaps you still know too little about it? Then we would like to tell you why it is a good idea to take this protective and independent dog into your home! 


The history of the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog 

The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog was recognized in 1982 by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), this is a world organization that focuses on dog breeds. This means that this dog breed is recognized as a national breed.

This breed of dog does not come from just anywhere, in 1955 in Czechoslovakia a German Shepherd was crossed with a Carpathian wolf, from which the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog was created. The date of acceptance on a definitive basis was on the 30th of May in 1999.  


The character: brave and persistent 

That the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is protective and independent is not surprising, since they have a courageous and steadfast character. But why are they actually so courageous and steadfast and where can you tell? This dog breed can possibly be used as a watchdog, but they will not bark much and they need a lot of time and a consistent education.

These dogs will, in fact, only obey the rules if you have provided proper guidance. If you do not, this breed of dog will quickly get stuck in its own rules and once that happens you are further away from home. After this they will be more difficult to raise and that would of course be a great shame.  

That they need a lot of attention and time has mainly to do with the fact that they are easily distracted and follow their own path. If you do not take enough time for this, this breed of dog will not quickly learn the correct way as you had in mind. With patience, you will come a long way, so they listen to you faster and can also cuddle with you. Because that is how it should be, right?  

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog puppy 

The appearance: a muscular and beautiful dog 

Many people find the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog a very beautiful dog. This is because they look a lot like a wolf and they have a very beautiful head. They have beautiful eyes and their ears are raised. The coat of this dog is long and often has very nice colors, with a mix of silver-gray and yellow-gray.

Underneath this beautiful coat is a muscular body and they have a straight back. The tail hangs down mostly. These dogs are usually around 60 and 70 centimeters (height at withers) and weigh between 28 and 45 pounds, the difference is mainly between the males and females. 


The care of the coat 

Since these dogs have a great coat, but they do have a long coat, it is wise to take good care of the coat. The coat is dense. A good guideline is to brush the coat about twice a week with a coarse brush. Keep in mind that when the shedding period has arrived, these dogs are very shedding and the coat should be well cared for especially during this period. In this way you take into account not only your dog, but also your house, because of course you will not be happy if your house is full of all the hairs of your faithful companion. 


The diseases that a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog can get 

Unfortunately, dogs can also get sick, which of course you never hope to experience. But should this happen, it is always important that you are aware of what diseases this dog breed can get in particular. It is also always important to keep an eye on the health of your dog. Many dogs have a specific disease that occurs, but in the case of the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog there is actually no such thing.

Only the diseases that occur in all dog breeds are known to affect this dog, such as hip dysplasia, which involves a deformity of one or both hip joints. A disease can be very annoying for your dog, so pay attention if he starts to behave differently. If your dog behaves differently this could mean that something is possibly wrong.