The Ceskoslovensky Vlcak was created in 1955 by crossing working German Shepherd Dog specimens with a Carpathian Wolf, with hopes of improving health and trainability. By the mid-1960's, the new strain was established and being a very attractive breed, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog's appeal was slowly growing and it became a popular companion in its homeland. Careful breeding practices and reasonable promotion resulted in official recognition in 1982, when it was also presented as a new national breed. Unfortunately, the original intentions of creating a superior service dog never came to fruition, but nonetheless the resulting breed found its fanciers all over the country, where the Czech Wolfdog remains primarily a well-loved family pet and Show contestant.
Shy, reserved and aloof, this breed needs patient and firm handling. Strong and agile, the Czech Wolfdog enjoys an active lifestyle and can make a good yard watchdog, due to its distrust of strangers. In appearance very similar to a wolf, the Vlcak has a straight back, deep chest, long legs and an elegant head with erect ears.
The coat is thick and straight, common in all wolf colors. Average height is around 26 inches.