Czechoslovakian wolfdog

Other names: Czech Wolfdog, Ceskoslovenský Vlciak, Slovak Wolfdog

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The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is a dog with a lot of courage, a strong temperament and a character halfway between the German Shepherd and the wolf. He is loyal, dissuasive for strangers, protective of his adoptive family. He is very solid and of a strong constitution. It is not to be put in the hands of beginners, especially because its education requires experience.



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Hair type Half-long
Origin Slovakia
Template Average
Head shape Triangular
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 20 kg to 25 kg From 60 cm to 65 cm
Male From 23 kg to 29 kg From 60 cm to 65 cm
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History of the breed

The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog breed originated in 1955 in what was then called the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (now split into two states: Czech Republic and Slovakia). It comes from the cross between the German Shepherd and the Carpathian Wolf . The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is one of the two breeds of domestic wolfdogs recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale, along with the Saarloos Wolfdog. Its recognition by the FCI was ratified in 1982. The objective of this cross was to obtain a breed which had both the resistance capacities of the wolf and the domestic qualities of the dog.

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Pictures

Photo of Baicko, Czechoslovakian WolfdogPhoto of Laÿko de La Louve Blanche, Czechoslovakian WolfdogPhoto of Slevin, Czechoslovakian WolfdogPhoto of Lulaan, Czechoslovakian WolfdogPhoto of Lady, Czechoslovakian WolfdogPhoto of Chaa'rey charushila from the domain of the black combe, Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

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Physical features

His hair: straight, well laid. In the cold season, the undercoat is highlighted, forming a thick fleece over the entire body with the outer coat.
Its color: gray-yellow to silvery gray, with a clear mask. Light hairs cover the base of the neck and the chest.
Its head: symmetrical, well muscled, obtuse cone-shaped when seen from the front and in profile. The occipital protuberance is clearly visible and the stop is moderately marked.
His ears: triangular in shape, short, erect and not very thick. The outer angle of the eye and the most lateral point of the ear attachment are on the same line.
His eyes: amber in color, narrow and in an oblique position. The eyelids perfectly fit the contours of the eyeball.
Its body: inscribed in a rectangle, with the top line harmoniously melted and slightly inclined, the well muscled withers, the firm and rectilinear back, the short and sloping croup, the pear-shaped chest narrowing towards the sternum.
His tail: tied high. Straight and hanging at rest, carried like a sickle when the dog is awake.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is a dog that has a lot of temperament, but also courage . He is unfailingly loyal and loyal to his master , while being particularly suspicious of strangers . Active and balanced, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog emphasizes its versatility, rapidity of reaction, resistance and great receptivity.

He is also fearful of a situation that he does not master or an environment that he does not know. It is a hypersensitive dog, characteristic that it takes from the wolf. He is playful and will not hesitate to play with children . He is first and foremost seen as an alarm dog rather than a defense dog.

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The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog has retained a strong hunting instinct and therefore must be educated and sensitized early enough to optimize its behavior. This dog obeys to please his master, but also and above all when he understands the interest of the order to be executed . Otherwise, he may get bored quite quickly. More dissuasive than offensive, he is more of an alarm dog than a defense dog when he stands guard. Educated in this direction, he will be able to give complete satisfaction and will protect the family home from intrusions thanks to his natural distrust of strangers.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is not made for apartment living . He needs, at least, a fenced garden to be happy and fulfilled . Even if it is more and more fashionable in the cities, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog prefers to evolve in a rural or mountain environment , where it can fully express its instincts as a sheepdog and hunting. This breed is rather intended for experienced owners.


Ease of gaining weight

Because it is genetically very close to the wolf, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog inherited great resistance and rather robust health from the latter. The main risk of disease to which this dog is subject is that associated with hip dysplasia . This progressive malformation can appear in adulthood and affects most medium and large dogs. His physical activity must therefore be moderate in his first years of life so as not to favor the appearance of this pathology. He may also have some eye problems .

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 7 and 11 puppies

Major concerns
Hip dysplasia
Elbow dysplasia
Degenerative myelopathy
Occasional concerns
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Suggested tests
Degenerative myelopathy

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 12 years old

Maximum: 15 years

The life expectancy of a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is, on average, between 12 years and 15 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog has a fairly thick coat during the moulting period . Its coat, which protects it against cold and bad weather, does not require extensive maintenance . It must nevertheless be regularly examined in order to detect any lesions or diseases.

A simple brushing from time to time , especially during the moulting period, helps to keep the hair clean. The bath is not particularly suited to him, but the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog never hesitates to bathe in water points. In addition, it is advisable to clean his eyes regularly to avoid any infection and eye problem from which he may suffer.

Brushing her teeth helps eliminate tartar build-up and the proliferation of bacteria. His ears should be checked regularly to make sure there are no traces of dirt or infection. His nails should be cut if necessary. If you are new to this, it is recommended that you seek advice from a veterinarian.

Price and budget

Purchase price

€ 1,200
1500 €

The purchase price of a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is between € 1,200 and € 1,500.

Annual maintenance cost

1250 €
1300 €

The annual maintenance cost of a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is between € 1,250 and € 1,300.

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The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is perfectly satisfied with a diet based on high quality kibble . These provide it with all the energy it needs. However, it can also ingest human food . Thus, he will be fond of raw meat, starches and fresh vegetables. In all cases, his rations must be adapted to his daily expenditure. Due to the peculiarity of this breed, you can seek advice from a veterinarian.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog needs long daily outings . It should absolutely not be deprived of it, because its temperament is that of an animal, certainly attached to its master, but which needs a great freedom of movement . The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is a very athletic dog who needs to exercise daily, whether through long walks, bike rides, jogging.

He also shines in several dog sports because of his endurance, superior to that of a German Shepherd for example. So do not hesitate to register for tracking, agility or canicross, areas where he excels.


Classifications & Standards
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(AKC) American Kennel Club
(UKC) United Kennel Club


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 1: Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs)

Recognized by FCI

Since 1999


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