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Czechoslovakian Vlcak

Czechoslovakian Vlcak

Czechoslovakian Vlcaks are a relatively new breed of dog that hail from Czechoslovakia. Nearly indistinguishable from a wolf to an untrained eye, these large and handsome dogs are the result of a crossbreeding between a German Shepherd and a Carpathian wolf in the 1950’s.

Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 24-26in

Female: 24-26in

Weight

Male: 55-59lb

Female: 42-46lb

Fun Fact

The last breeding with a full blooded wolf and a Czechoslovakian Vlcak took place in the 1980s. Since then, Czechoslovakian Vlcaks are only bred to one another and no new wolves have been introduced.

About this Breed

Czechoslovakian Vlcaks are a relatively new breed of dog that hail from Czechoslovakia. And they are possibly the most wolf-like dogs you’ll ever see! Nearly indistinguishable from a wolf to an untrained eye, these large and handsome dogs are the result of a crossbreeding between a German Shepherd and a Carpathian wolf in the 1950’s.

The early generations of Czechoslovakian Vlcaks would not have made very good pets. The puppies that resulted from the original crossbreeding were very wolf-like; they were suspicious, very active, and difficult to domesticate. As they grew up and were bred to German Shepherds, these wolf characteristics that were undesirable in a domesticated dog were bred out of them.

Czechoslovakian Vlcaks have made their way throughout Europe, and are popular in Czechoslovakia, Italy, and Slovakia. But popularity is relative— there are still less than 1,000 of these dogs in existence.

As you may have already gathered, Czechoslovakian Vlcaks are not the right dog for most people. They are extremely intelligent, not easy to train, and require an exceptional amount of socialization in order to make good pets. This is not a breed for an inexperienced dog owner.

If you are experienced enough to own one, though, you’re in for a real treat. Czechoslovakian Vlcaks are extremely devoted and loyal dogs (due, perhaps, to that wolf pack mentality that still hasn’t been completely bred out of them.) They are good with children and other dogs, though they should be supervised or kept away from smaller animals (they are the direct descendants of the mightiest canine hunter, after all.) They thrive on human companionship and will not appreciate being left alone. They can also be a little tricky to train because they aren’t motivated by the same things that other breeds may be- they are critical thinkers and if they don’t see the point of what you are trying to get them to do, they may simply decide not to do it!

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Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Ares
  2. Floki
  3. Yuma
  4. Aegon Fenrir von Isegrims Erben
  5. Akinom Eso von Isegrims Erben
  6. Alamo (Zajda II Od Uhoste)
  7. Akiba
  8. Altaïr z Karpatskej stráže
  9. Alvar Danuvius von Isegrims Erben
  10. Alexander Born of Diamond Dust

For Females

  1. Aiame Wild Princess
  2. Aljaška z Rudého Údolí
  3. Ambra od Hradecenskeho Udoli
  4. Amira
  5. Antigua z Karpatskej Straze
  6. Aria
  7. Aruba z Karpatskej stráže
  8. Arya
  9. Asa
  10. Ahyoka

Common Locations

  1. Deutschland
  2. Bayern, Deutschland
  3. Czechia
  4. England, United Kingdom
  5. Danmark
  6. Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland
  7. Lubusz Voivodeship, Poland
  8. Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland
  9. Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland
  10. Brandenburg, Deutschland

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