How to wolfdog?
|✅ suitable for families||❗ some experience with dogs required|
|✅ makes for a great guard dog||❗ needs a lot of room, attention and exercise|
|✅ loves training|
Wolfdogs grow very close to their owner.
A well trained wolfdog will be a great friend, but also a very vigilant guard dog.
One of the many advantages is that they are significantly less loud than, for example, a German Shepherd; they are a more quiet breed in general.
Czechoslovakian wolfdogs love learning new tricks and are easy to groom and clean. But keep in mind that this is a dog for active people.
Cross-breeding German Shepherds with wolves started back in 1958. The aim was to create a dog suitable for the requirements of the Czechoslovakian border police.
Representatives of this breed inherited a high capability of fast regeneration (the German Shepherd, after running 50KM, needed about 10-12 hours to recover, but the wolfdogs, after running 100KM, needed a rest of 3-4 hours).
Czechoslovakian wolfdogs also have a better orientation, sense of smell and are more resistant to weather conditions than your average dog.
In 1982, the CSV (Československý vlčiak (Czechoslovakian wolfdogs)) was recognized as a national breed. In 1988, CSV breeders asked to be recognized by the FCI - Fédération Cynologique Internationale, this request was made June 13, 1989 in Helsinki. The final approval by the FCI was granted in 1999 in Mexico: CSV was added to group 1 and classified as nr. 332, which it still is to this day.
Karel Hartl and František Rosik are the original creators of the breed.
Link to FCI nr 332, a description of CSV: