Original Name : Československý Vlčák
Type : Lupoid
Other Names : Czechoslovakian, Vlcak
Male size : At least 25½ inches
Male weight : At least 57¼ lbs
Female size : 23½ inches
Female weight : At least 44 lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Czech Republic
The robustly built, above average sized Vlcak looks and moves like a wolf. The texture and color of its coat and its mask are also wolfish. Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are temperamental, fast to react, receptive, and full of stamina. All told, these intrepid, brave, and very versatile dogs will prove exceptionally loyal.
Symmetrical, muscular. Viewed from above or from the side the head takes the form of a blunt cone
Flowing topline from neck to torso, pronounced, muscular withers, firm, straight back. The lumbar region must be short and muscular, not broad.
Yellowish gray to silver gray, with a characteristic light mask.
Pricked, thin, triangular and short
Set high, hanging straight at rest.
Straight and close, but the winter and summer coat differ greatly. In winter the undercoat is predominant, forming together with the topcoat a thick fleece over the entire body.
In 1955, in what was Czechoslovakia at the time, an experimental study crossed German Shepherds with Carpathian wolves. The majority of the progeny from both crossings (male-female / female-male) were found to be genetically suitable for breeding.In 1965 a systematic plan was designed to breed the new variety. The aim was to select the most useful qualities of the wolf and the best aptitudes of the dog. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog was ultimately recognized as a domestic breed by the national committee of breed clubs in 1982.
At rest, the neck can be inclined at an angle of up to 40 . The neck has to be long enough to allow the dog to put its nose to the ground without effort.