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How do czechoslovakian wolfdog acts

Soon you will find out and learn that the wolfdog is not an ordinary normal dog. His behavior is a little bit dominant just like a wolf. Socializationand habituation will depend with the wolfdog's relation with his/her pack, which is you and your family. He needs to learn the hierarchy. As an individual member of your family he will follow you everywhere in the house whether you go to your room, shower or toilet :-).
The basis for coexistence with you is socialization from an early puppy age. Wolfdog has a high resistance to weather, is relentless trotter, highly intelligent and act independently. His voice expressions are identical to wolves, almost does not bark, but howls often, His facial expression are incomparably noticeable than in other dogs - you will sometimes wonder in dealing with them, feeling stupid trying to understand as to what they are trying to tell you.:o) He is active, needs freedom of movement and especially not a stereotype. Some problems with the recall and training but with the correct guidance and a patient owner, he can achieve whatever training you would like your WD to do, he can master it. Therefore he is not an ideal working dog compared to German Shepherd, although there are exceptionally talented ones. He act purposefully and doing nothing just-so. His training takes place on the basis of friendship and motivation, hard hand drill can cause more harm than do good. (photo by Mackie)

Very unique - Cannot compare the character with any other breed of dog (except maybe on Saarloos Wolfhound, a cross between a wolf and dog)

Temperamental - males, as well as females can be temperamental, his temperament should be directed in the right direction and give the dog a job where he could use it.

Very active - it is surely inappropriate for a man who likes to be at home, sitting at the computer or TV and has no desire to give your dog walks at least 3 hours a day and give him their attention besides the walks outside.

For living conditions, not picky - is satisfied in houses with garden, as well as in city living provide that he is provided with exercise and always with a member of the pack.

Resistance - getting him tired that causes fatigue for wolfdog is almost impossible. It is very persistent, as a proof he can run endurance tests at 100km, about 11 to 15 km/hour. He can do a straight 7-8 hours run and would require a short rest and continue.

Docile - Whether you're in a right way or in the wrong one. Learn to open doors and windows. The WD has a lot to offer comes working and training.

Smart - it makes the owner think, imagine, why the exercise should be done and why he can not hunt, why must he always come on a call ... Will try to convince you that what you want to do is nonsense and he will not do it. But he will always asked and forced you to praise him.

Responding quickly and independently - in unfamiliar situations is rather restrained, but can also act independently and use their high intelligence.

All Weather - Never mind sweatening summer day, steady rain, frost, fog ... His coat with dense undercoat protects him. But prefers colder weather.

Housebroken - has a "self-cleaning" capability. Although he rolled out in the mud, when the mud dries up, it fades some sort of a "dry cleaning" :-). Oftentimes, he takes careof his own hygiene and cleanliness.

Extremely faithful to the owner - is dependent on him, needs his owner more than a large garden, where he's alone. Reason why WD is not useful as border guards, where his handler often changed.

Very social - is linked with loyalty and a strong attachment to pack life, like wolves. The ideal is he should always be with the family (his pack) or has the company of another dog.

Independent in acting - he can act independently , thinks and assess all situations based on what you have practice in his upbringing. He will apply anything you have taught him in any situation he learned from prior experience.

Their facial expression is much more diverse than by other dogs - The range of expressions is very diverse, can express surprise, happiness, pretend to be innocent if they did something to make you (the owner) look stupid an funny. :-)

Don´t like loneliness - loneliness takes wolfdog as recognition of pack or punishment. This can lead to aggression, shyness and a loud audible expressions of dissatisfaction. It is therefore necessary to spend more time with your pup from the first days you brought him in his new home

Is not aggressive - Despite a hard look of a wolf and "pungent" eye, he is loving and playful but certainly not aggressive (of course, dogs with protection training are more suspicious). He is sociable.

Do not bite without reason - all depends on the socialization and training. There are shy and aggressive dogs, but also friendly settlement. It is just as aggressive as any other breed if without good foundation and poor socialization. Often we see other breed with an aggressive and offensive manner, but aggressive wolfdog is a threat because of their size.

Dependent on its "pack" and hierarchy in it - Be the super alpha and show him that it pays to practice and obey. Especially young dogs during puberty may seek to move higher in the ranking hierarchy. Therefore, he must know exactly where his place. If something is prohibited, it must be implemented with a firm command like "no!!!".

Excellent tracker - Still has the traits inherited from the wolf, particularly the "nose", he is an awesome tracker. No track is difficult to a wolfdog given the proper training.

Excellent companion for long walks in nature - but also loves snow and water in all weather and temperature. Can run hours around the woods, next to a bicycle. he is excellent for a variety of sports and certainly he don´t easily get tired.

Have problem with some exercises - fetch, barking on command, recall, bite in defense are his weaknesses, but with the right motivation and proper approach can overcome this problem. Just make the training short and fun. Long period of time and too much repetition will make him bored.

The uncontrolled recall - is due to their hunting instinct. To avoid accident, try to teach your pup the first time he arrived in his new home first, his name, second the word "come". Always use his name and your recall command COME before feeding. He will soon learn that if he is called, he will either be praise or be given his "FOOD".

Is OK with other animals - but must know exactly where his place in the pack and must be socialized by 6-7 weeks old. At this age, their brain is like a "kitchen sponge", he will absorbed and learn all good and bad experienced he encountered. What we neglect or miss at this age will caused us problem in the future.

Socialization and puppy training is base for all - period from 7 weeks to about 2,5 months is the most important period of life of wolfdog. They must learn not to be afraid of their surroundings, to accept the animals, people and travel. Develop a relationship with his owner and finds where his place in the pack.

Not suitable for beginners - Wolfdogs are not the typical domesicated breed, they still have the "wolf" inside them. But for sure there are many beginners with a passion for this breed and are willing to learn.

They're good with Children - the same as any other breed, we must socialized and teach them to accept children. Adult wolfdogs takes children as "alpha pups" and they are lenient and accepts them. However, it is necessary to also teach our children on how to treat a dog.

Training is a must - Get your CsW for a specific purpose, train your dog. A good obedient and socialized dog is not only a joy and pride to its owner but a safe companion one inside and outside his territory. :-)

We can say that it is voracious - The food will do almost anything. Food for him is very strong motivation to obey and follow commands.

It can be a great dog ... - ... according to what you expect from him. He isn´t a good worker as a German shepherd, but can work and perform the same things if you would want to and have a lot of patience to miotivate him.

An iron fist do nothing good - A negative experience can ruin everything. HE will always remember it. patience and a happy tone of your voice will do the trick. :-)

about Czechoslovakian wolfdog

Is a mixture of Carpathian wolf and German Shepherd, originally intended to guard and protect the border. But being too attached and bonded to a single handler was not acceptable for this job. They often changed handlers (every 2 years) and this has an effect on the dogs. However, the breed was very intelligent, had a very keen sense of smell and sight and had the endurance and stamina to work in any kind of discipline (sports, detection, tracking, search and rescue or even as therapy dogs) compare to other breeds. It is an all weather dog. Today it serves as a loyal partner and a companion to us. It has a life span of 12 years and over, weighing about 30-40 kg and the height ranges from 62 to 70cm at the shoulder. Strikingly it resembles a wolf and and a non-doggie person wouldn't even recognized it. Often people confused it with a Husky / Malamute, a strange-colored German Shepherd, but most often with just a "wolf?". They remind of less well known breed Saarloos wolfhound, who is also a cross between a wolf and German shepherd.

Their graceful movements, elegant body, wolfish color, slanting amber eyes are certainly striking, but can also cause someone in fear. It is vivacious, tenacious trotter, highly intelligent and docile, and requires a completely different approach in their upbringing and training compare to other breed of dogs. The hard hand of a drill that is so often used to the German Shepherds, does not work.

Its being extremely faithful to its owner and his "world" (his pack/family), this sometimes caused problems. To be able to have a wolfdog accept and explore the "outside world" (the public), we must socialize and habituate him with all kinds of scenario/sorroundings.

Taking care of a wolfdog doesn't require any special living conditions, for as long as he has a save fenced place or garden to run and spend time with his owner. Requires several hours of walking every day because they are not a "couch potato" breed. He can wor,k but must be strong motivated, his weakness is hunting. He is an "escape artist" and used his intelligence to his advantage. Some problems are with howling and the recall, but this is what makes the breed challenging and interesting. Wolfdogs are not for beginners or owners, who don´t want to spend the time with them and learn about them. It is for an experienced owner, a working home, that can provide them the love and patience and most importantly the time they need in their entire life.

About training csw

If someone, especially "experienced" trainer or handler tells us that the wolfdogs are non-trainable dog or dogs for nothing, they are wrong. Wolfdogs can be trained. They can achieved anything an ordinary dog can do, they just have to be properly motivated and training must be fun. But if you want a dog purely for training or working, to jump without having second thought that he is jumping from a second floor, as instructed,I suppose you should not choose the wolfdog, but instead choose another working breed.
Visiting the training place is important, trainer sees what you are doing right and whats not, advise you. Each dog has his own individuality, different training method and approaches should be tried and applied. Good owners, good trainers knew this things.
Of course, your neighborhood is not a training place but you can socialized them in tht sorroundings, because for some reason you can not practice under the supervision of an experienced trainer, with an understanding for the specific breed such as the wolfdog

Photo the working CSW - here

-author of the article: Mgr. Petra Rothbaerová -

Socializing your puppy, or how to do it

Scientific literature states that the socialization period falls within the age between the 7th to 12 week. During this time, the puppy should meet as many different people as well as dogs and other animals, traffic and many other things, are facing in your life will commonly encounter. To breed Czechoslovakian wolfdog is a good socialization necessary condition for correct classification of the dog in human society and happy living with him. On the contrary, lack of socialization or no later corrects poorly and dog can carry its consequences and the rest of his life. Thus says it looks very simple, but fledgling puppies owners often wonder, how does such a good socialization looks?

The cornerstone of proper socialization should ask the breeder already. Around the second to 3 week is called imprinting (imprinting a man as his equal species) or first stage of socialization.

Already in this period is very important human contact, so the responsible breeder trying puppies from the third week of age enjoy such contact as much as possible, especially with different people (even if the breeder with puppies 24 hours at a stretch, it's just one person and that the proper socialization definitely not enough). In contrast, incorrect or neglected socialization at this age very difficult for the second phase of socialization, which has been going on for the new owner.

After the arrival of a new puppy to the family should first give him some time to adapt and create a contact with its owner. To establish the new owner usually takes place very quickly, because the puppy is looking for a replacement for his mother and siblings (if not, the owner should probably find fault in their approach to the wall). Creating proper contact with the puppy is very important because in an unfamiliar environment the puppy should have its owner support.
After these few days, the puppy had the opportunity to get acquainted with the apartment or house and garden, which is his new home, it is time to go beyond the first experiences outside their own \ "territory \". Just a short stroll to vote, both to physically puppy \ 'overtighten \' and the first time that the new sensations was too. A puppy can easily and sometimes carry (again due to physical fatigue) and if you find something interesting (bicycle, stroller, etc.), put them on the ground that everything could watch from their own perspective. Gradually increasing the visited environment, where we take the dog and show him more and more new things. It is always necessary but take care not to overload the puppy physically. Feel free to we can sometimes carry in your hand a break on the bench and let the puppy sleep, or is part of the way to take away, and later to other means of transport

If the walks (and at home) happens that the puppy something startled or afraid to something closer, it is necessary first of all to maintain peace and puppy show that the object (people, sound, etc.) is not dangerous. The options themselves closer to him and try to attract the puppy either to each other (and with snack) or pat another suspicious things we least puppy know that nothing is happening and there is no danger. In any case, we can not but regret the dog and soothe. On the other hand, either the fear reaction such move unnoticed or has a quizzical tone zlehčujícím talk: \ "Oh, please, what hloupneš? Well it's no biggie, you're Mutt, right? \". The principle is the same as when a child falls and scrapes her knee - the more someone will repent and soothe, the more the child will succumb to self-pity and tears will not take over. Conversely lighten the situation and its transformation in the fun usually immediately takes over and cry.

If there is a such a \ "creepy \" object to any fixed location can be selected as the method of gradual shortening the distance - every day we get a little closer, or are we in a reasonable proximity \ "camp \" (the ideal is when puppy so calm that falls asleep).

Increasing demands in terms of noise, traffic and the visited environment should be the possibility of truly progressive. In any case it would not occur to panic puppy and attempted hasty retreat. If you already but they even happen, it is necessary first of all to stand in place and not allow the puppy to flee (provided, of course, is that the dog is a busy place on a leash!). It is suitable to sit on his haunches and puppy together call. In praise is come running and try to dispel the game or pošťuchováním to the unpleasant experience as quickly as possible zapmnělo. It is not always possible, so at least remain on site until such time as the puppy calms down a bit and only then with him slow pace leaving. Anyway, we must pay attention to their own impetuous or startle response such as jerk guide or scream \ "Jesus, Bobik!! \".
A very good way to deal with situations where the puppy something startling is the so-called \ "jásací method \". This means that once we notice that the dog afraid of something or are not sure how to respond, erupts in jubilation own - we can jump around, laugh, Treble joy and shout \ "Jůůů \" and \ "Jééé \". The principle is to show the dog that we are certainly not afraid, even we cope with the situation very happy and we like it. Transmission of emotions in young puppies works very well, so if you overcome your own stud (true, one can look back on their surroundings act as incompetent individual), it is a very effective way to handle stressful situations puppy.
As for foreign people will use any situation when someone enthuses over a cute puppy dog ​​and leave it to the fullest vymazlit and still offer available and snacks (which we should have a pocket full), whether puppy share. Only perhaps for small children need to be careful that the puppy did not cause anything pain.

It is likely that the vet We will try to strongly recommend that the puppy was taken out of nowhere, than you will have all vaccinations and full immunity. I regret to say that sometimes you need a vet and disobey. The risk of infection is not so great, especially if you stick to a few basic principles. But the risk that the insulation of the walls will socialize wrong, it is almost 100%!
Avoid ie places with a lot of great frequency of dogs, especially parčíkům and the like, where they go walk the owners of their pets. Avoid contact with the puppy dogs that perfectly do not know and do not know how they are vaccinated. Do not let the dog sniff or lick the corners, bollards and other places that used to tagging. Do not let him sniff dog pile or not to collect or eat from the ground. It also would not hurt if you with local veterinarians to inform the health situation.
Socialize therefore their puppies, show them a world of people and prepare them for anything you can think of. Do not miss any opportunity where you can take the dog with him and show him something new. Travel with him and alternate between different environments and also keep an eye on, as far as possible, all his experiences were positive only! Do not forget to also take a regular dog in the house when it is stalled out - it's very important to build a good relationship with the owner, but the socialization (identifies vacuum cleaner, television, washing machine, etc.). From my own experience I know that dogs who do not have access to the house, they are not nearly as communicative and in some ways are happier than their colleagues deprived.
And one more thing in conclusion - 12th week process of learning and getting acquainted with new things end ;)

The article was courtesy of the author taken from the pages of

Education Czechoslovakian wolfdog

Article we have borrowed from Tawy author of the article Vojta smoked :)
Because the article is well written and to all true, I decided to include it here. Vojta thank for his writing

Education CSW is in principle no different from other breeds of education. And there is a widespread mistaken view, and even in many other breeds Canine behaving that Czechoslovakian wolfdog misbehavior has virtually innate and that it is nothing but trouble. As a result of this view, then vžitého lack mannerliness thus explaining their dogs and some owners CSW - but they are not right, so just trying to make life easier instead to think about what they did wrong. It is clear that no one learned from the sky and makes any mistakes.
'Czechoslovakian wolfdog has a very developed social (say smečkové) behavior, we recognize that more than most other breeds, which differ from them. For other breeds, this difference depends mainly on the time during which the domesticated breed, the proportion of time the dog gradually lost much of the original natural behavior. Manifestations of this behavior observed in CSV his entire life. In the pack is clearly the order and are in it strictly adhered to unwritten rules. Also because they are very important for our dogs, human behavior, consistency and order. These two factors determine to a large extent the behavior of the individual who is affected by them.
Consistency is very important in determining the rules, require compliance with the dog. If you follow the rules themselves, ie. do not require them always and anyway, not according to your mood, then we can not require that a dog who is confused by such behavior that is respected. At this point it should be noted that here - the inconsistency - often begin in young individuals as a result of his confusion appear on the surface prone to aggressive behavior or strachovému. This means that the individual is exposed to erratic behavior owner begins to defend this way - aggression or fear. Unfortunately, in the eyes of the people then it is always a dog that is the wrong one. These defensive manifestations may include excessive submissiveness, or such individual can also detach himself from the pack.

Education influence a significant part of the behavior, basically writing on blank sheet of paper. Czechoslovakian wolfdog sensitive to any slightest changes in the pack as well as the behavior of the members of the pack, then this behavior reacts and adapts. So we got to the other designated factor affecting the behavior of individuals and that is the order. Order is very important and because defines and determines what is in the community (pack) permissible and what is not. An individual who is drawn into the pack, the pack always adapts, but also pack changes as it changes the established order. This is the reason why there may be a long conflict in the pack after the inclusion of a new individual conflicts.
The same principle applies when you buy a dog. When you bring your puppy home, you also have to some extent change the existing system (order) in place in the family (pack). At the owner of the dog, which leads the pack, there is always a way to determine this individual to integrate the pack. Some breeders claim that the process does not interfere with a dog in the pack incorporates itself, therefore, that he himself finds his place in the pack. This approach is wrong - can lead to many unnecessary conflicts, even can also be a division of the pack. The main reason for these problems (which is for all dog pack members incomprehensible) is that the integration of newcomers into individual did not put her into the pack leader, or if you want to alpha. Just order or determination of what is in the community (pack) is prohibited and what is permitted, it is always the leader of the pack - up to you. The order is then related her pack hierarchy, so that you can partially influence and new, for a pack of unknown individuals, be included in your designated location.
Consistent training you can achieve almost anything, just need always and under all circumstances ensure consistency and order. It's up to you how you stand on education. Hitting a dog and other violent methods have long been obsolete and ineffective due - to the dog did not "break", but to educate, yet really hard to build a relationship based on trust between the dog and its owner. Better results than the use of force can be achieved with positive stimuli. All dog's behavior is a reflection of its owner. Even the dog that did not have an easy life, you can usually correct the real management of education (re-education) to return to normal, for seamless coexistence of acceptable behavior.

It is important to realize that each dog is unique in nature, each is more or less different. Therefore, it is important to adapt the style of education to every individual individually, but in respect of the above. Many dog owners can also confuse training with education. A trained dog still is not necessarily well behaved, which of course is true vice versa.

Czechoslovakian wolfdog is a dog, not a wolf, although his wolf ancestor is closer than every other breeds. And just like other breeds have their specific properties, it is also a Czechoslovakian wolfdog. But they are by no means the reason that they fought someone misbehavior of your dog. Each breed has to have, and if you captivated by its appearance but also its other properties just Czechoslovakian wolfdog and decide to spend part of my life with him, certainly never forget him.

The Czechoslovak  wolfdogs

author-Mirka Rueda Rodriguez (
Czechoslovakian wolfdog may be a great dog. It depends on what you expect from him and how he bring up. You may encounter a shepherd shy, but so is the shepherd friendly and balanced. It should be well before taking the dog kennel choose, to visit her in person and see the puppy's parents (or at least their mother). If the mother of the puppies shy and hiding in front of you, there's a good chance that the puppies from her this behavior will take over. If puppies are raised in a kennel with little human contact will most likely also very shy. It is logical that daily life with a shy dog ​​is not easy and if you are planning to buy a dog for training, shy puppy to it definitely does not fit.

Let's say that you have successfully selected a kennel that is friendly and confident dogs and now you can choose a puppy from a nice, happy and healthy puppies. Congratulations. But you might be thinking that you want to save and buy a puppy without PP. In the case of CSW is a very bad idea. Puppy with no PP comes from parents who have gone through breeding, not standard, or have severe hip dysplasia and therefore were excluded from breeding. Because CSW are basically málopočetným breed, are excluded from breeding dogs basically just a really big flaws - aggressive behavior, excessive shyness, cryptorchidism, severe dysplasia, missing teeth, etc. These are all flaws that puppies can most likely to succeed - really you want a puppy? In addition, pedigree gives you the assurance that you actually buy a puppy CSW when buying a puppy without pedigree parents are not provable and buy basically mutt.

When you bring your puppy home, you can be sure that it does not behave like a normal dog. Puppy CSW requires an incredible amount of attention, patience and strong nerves. The most important aspect is to ensure adequate small puppy socialization. This means that we must take out as much as possible (though still not all vaccinations). Puppy CSW must see and experience the world - people on the street, other than your dogs dogs, cars, trams, buses, schools, children, old people, coaches, everything. All of the later in life you will face. The most important period of socialization is between the 7th weeks and 3 months of age your puppy. Do not miss it! The sooner you begin to socialize your puppy, the more likely it is that will grow into a dog that is not afraid of anything.
What about training? Czechoslovakian wolfdog is a hard worker, such as a German shepherd malinois or other working breeds. Czechoslovakian wolfdog can practice and will work perfectly, it can be with him and take exams and tests even at the IPO. It depends only on him and you. The catch is that the CSW will only work if he wants, when it will have for a reward or does it have a lot of fun. Training must be fun and Alsatian must be fun. If you'll do anything to force him or hitting him will claim he practiced poorly or not at all.
Sheepdogs can not be practiced endless repetition of the same movements. He starts to get bored and refuses to cooperate with you. It is best to exercise frequently but briefly, a lot of praise (and work only when they get a treat) and a lot of play with the dog. Czechoslovakian wolfdog is very intelligent and curious dog. They make you think. You have to figure out how to explain to him the various exercises and make him do it. Your Alsatian so far will try to convince you that you actually exercise does not have to perform. Czechoslovakian wolfdog is very good in certain areas of training and worse in others. So, for example, has an excellent sense of smell. Well trained Czechoslovakian wolfdog none. It can monitor a few hours old trail without any problems, even in very difficult conditions. On the other hand, such as defense training is usually the Achilles heel of most čévéček, as well as some exercises obedience usually fetch and barking on command are the most problematic. However, with patience and good training, these problems can be overcome, as evidenced by the increasing number of dogs who have passed the exam.