Character

During the development of the breed the tenacity of the dogs was tested. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs can run a hundred-kilometer distance easily at an average speed of over 12 km/h. When seeing the wolf-like appearance of the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog, one can ask: And what about its character? How does the wolf origin, so evident on the exterior of the dog, influence its behavior? Is the breeding of such dogs difficult for the owner? Let's try to characterize these dogs in a few paragraphs. Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs develop very strong social relation not only with their owner, but with the whole family. Moreover, they represent the "privileged position" of children and let them as well as puppies do such things they would not permit from adults and dogs. They can easily learn to live besides other domestic animals which belong to the family; however, if they meet strange animals, difficulties can occur. It is vital to sub due their passion for hunting when they are puppies. The puppy should never be isolated in the kennel; it must get used to different surroundings, to traveling and so on. Bitches are easily controllable; dogs often experience a stormy growing-up.

The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is very playful and temperamental; it learns easily. We can admire its all-around qualities rather than its specialization. However, we should not expect it should train spontaneously, the behavior of the CsV is strictly purposeful - it is necessary to find motivation for training. The most frequent cause of failure is usually the fact that the dog is tired out with long useless repetitions of the same exercise, which results in the loss of motivation. These dogs have admirable senses and are very good at following trails. They are really independent and can cooperate in the pack with a special purposefulness. If required, they can easily shift their activity to the night hours. The independent work of the pack without the necessary control of a man was the reason for their use in the army. Sometimes problems can occur during their training when barking is required. Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs have a much wider range of means of expressing themselves and in some situations barking is unnatural for them; they try to communicate with their masters in other ways. Generally, to teach CsV stable and reliable performance takes a bit more time than does to teach traditional specialized breeds.

Interbreeding dog and wolf has brought not only robustness, tenacity and strong senses, but it has also renewed old natural instincts. What's noteworthy is the vitality of the puppies and the perfect maternal behavior of the bitches. The average number of puppies in a litter in the CR was 6.90 in 1993; the average loss was only 8.5%. No litter has had to be reared without its mother since the beginning of the civilian breeding of the race. The ratio of bitches which did not conceive is slightly higher. Some of bitches rut once a year, the duration of rutting season and the time of ovulation is variable. There is just one rule for rearing puppies: The bitch knows what she is doing, so don't interfere. Your reward will be that you will be able to watch action which even cannot be shot by the best cameraman in nature. When the puppies totter to you, you will find out how close to nature you can be brought thanks to the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog.