Ask an average citizen of his opinion of a wolf, and he’ll probably tell you that they’re wild, cunning, untrustworthy, and dangerous. Ask a farmer, and he’ll add a couple more negative comments to it. Though the fact is that wolves rarely attack humans, it’s safe to say many people associate the beast with many negative thoughts. The wolf is the largest member of the dog family, and it’s said that all dog breeds have some of that member’s blood in them. Wolves have several usable traits in them – ever wonder what the result would be if you crossed one of the dog breeds with it? Well a certain organization did; they took a German Shepherd and bred it with a Carpathian wolf.
The idea was to combine the good “usable traits” of the wolf with the traits of the German Shepherd – the experiment worked. The result was a pooch weighing anywhere from 44 to 55 pounds, and standing from 24 to 26 inches, depending on its gender. They called it the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog, which gained national acceptance by 1982. In the aesthetic point of view, it resembled the wolf in many ways, sharing the same build and having close and thick fur – many vote it to have a sexy build with a nice face. This breed is full of high spirits; it love prancing around with its human owners.
That’s hard to believe because of the “other half” inside it, but facts do speak for themselves. Another good trait that shines is its faithfulness to the person and family that owns it. This is one of those many dog breeds that don’t get along with other pets very well – there’s a tendency that it’ll attack, especially when it’s pushed. Some members of this breed also have the tendency to “distrust” strangers. This is an example of the potential canine behavioral problems that may occur and has to be dealt with as soon as possible – the right dog training methods must always be used.
Training routines for this dog must be kept short but fun. Think of ways to keep its attention on you, or it’ll get bored and go away to do something else. Use techniques like positive reinforcement; an example would be giving it compliments for good behavior and/or dog treats for obeying commands. As you know it does have the tendency to play a little rough with the other animals in town, so how do you fix that? The solution would be intense socialization at an early age onwards (take note of the word “intense”). It has to mingle and befriend other pets and humans as early as possible to mold it into a well-behaved dog.
That combined with dog behavioral lessons would transform it into something even better. All work and no play isn’t good for anybody – the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is one of the dog breeds that require plenty of love and care. When not doing anything educational, such as teaching or training it, take it out for a casual walk. Spend time with it to strengthen the bond between the both of you. Having a healthy relationship is important and part of your responsibility as a pet owner – neglecting that will have consequences.
The author of this article, Alex De La Cruz, is a Dog Expert who has been successful for many years. Because most people think that Arthritis is a humans-only disease Alex now informs dog owners with his http://www.doggybooks.info Ebook on how to discover this disease and let their dogs live as pain-free as possible.