General Information

Dog NameCzechoslovakian Vlcak
Other NamesCzechoslovakian Wolfdog
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeWolfdog
GroupHerding Dog
Breed ForHerding livestock
Country of OriginCzechia

Physical And Size

Min Life Span12
Max Life Span15
Min Ideal Weight for male20
Max Ideal Weight for male24
Min Ideal Weight for female19
Max Ideal Weight for male24


Intelligent Rank
Affection Level
Social Needs
Watchdog Ability


TemperamentCourageous, Quick, Lively
Prey DriveYes
Fighting DogNo


Stranger FriendlyLow
Child FriendlyMedium
Cat FriendlyLow
Dog FriendlyLow
Office FriendlyLow
Apartment FriendlyMedium
Senior Citizens FriendlyMedium
Service DogMedium
Search and Rescue DogMedium
Biting PotentialMedium
Country of OriginCzechoslovakia
Nicknames and Other NamesCzechoslovakian Wolfdog
Czech Wolfdog
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeWolfdog
GroupHerding Group
Bred ForHerding Livestock
Recognized ByAKC, UKC, FCI
Life Span12-15 years
Ideal WeightMale: 57 pounds
Female: 44 pounds
Ideal HeightMale: 26 inches
Female: 24 inches
Fur TypeStraight, dense
Common ColorsSilver Gray, Gray, Yellow Gray
AvailabilityModerately available
AchievementsWon the title “World Champion” in 1990
Suitable for ApartmentsNot Suitable
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToGerman Shepherd

Czechoslovakian Vlcak Dog is an alert, ancient canine match with a wolf in appearance, they are very intelligent, loyal and active breed. Dogs of this breed are blessed with a good sense of smell and superior eyesight. They have high energy and stamina to boast.

They are sometimes known as the Czech Wolfdog, as both Czech and Slovak breeders gave contribution in its creation, and because it was developed in Czechoslova.

Origin and History

The Czechoslovakian Vlcak Dog Breed as expectedly originates from Czechoslovakia. In the ’50s they were bred to help with Border Patrol and were used by the military for attacks. And for this reason, they are very versatile and can easily survive in harsh conditions.

For their herding and tracking abilities, they are highly used throughout the US and Europe as rescue dogs.

Is Czechoslovakian Vlcak Dog Child-Friendly?

No, Czechoslovakian Vlcak Dogs are not absolutely a good idea for families with children, they are not well going with children. They have an independent and dominant nature due to which they are not known to be friendly with children.

Behavior, Temperament & Personality

The Czechoslovakian Vlcak has a temperament which is halfway between a domestic dog and a wild wolf. They carry a number of behavior which is very common among wolves and very rare among domestic dog.

 Czechoslovakian Are Very Agreessive Dogs
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs sitting in beach. Image Source Pinterest

The Czechoslovakian Vlac dog breeds are very courageous and fearless breed, they have a highly tuned ability to distinguish.

The Czechoslovakian are mostly known for their aggressive temperament, it is believed that they have wild DNA in their blood which makes them both unpredictable and potentially dangerous.


Training a Czechoslovakian Vlac is not difficult but might be tricky, all you need is a ton of patience and perseverance. You have to give different activities as they don’t respond well if the task is repeating.

They display both dominant and independent personality which can make you tricky to train them.

Most importantly the wolfdogs are known for their aggressiveness and may tend to attack strangers and other animals, therefore socialization at their puppy age is must.


Interesting facts about Czehoslovakian dog breed:

  • From 1982 until Czechoslovakia’s dissolution in 1990, the Czechoslovakian Vlac Wolfdog was their national animal.
  • Some states in the USA has made a complete ban on having a wolf hybrid.
  • Czechoslovakian Vlac is not friendly with kids.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesElbow Dysplasia, hip Dysplasia, Cataracts,
Hypothyroidism, Obesity, Seizures,
Lens Luxation,
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
Vaccination RequiredRabies, Canine Parvovirus, Leptospirosis,
Canine Parainfluenza, Canine Distemper,
Canine Coronavirus, Kennel Cough
SheddingModerate Shedder
DroolingModerate Drooler
GroomingEasy and Minimal Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialAverage
Separation AnxietyLow Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 32%
Fat: 15%
Fish Oil

Undoubtedly we can say that Czechoslovakian Vlac is a healthy dog with an average life span of 12-16 years. However, you should be aware of following disorders which may become an issue for the wolfdog:

  • Hip Dysplasia: a common skeleton disorder suffered by dogs.
  • Elbow Dysplasia: a typical cause of lameness in dogs
  • Degenerative Melopathy: Symptoms; painfree weakness in back legs.


The Czechoslovakian Vlac are found in two colors:

  • Yellow-grey
  • Silver-grey

Price of Czechoslovakian Puppy

Price of Czechoslovakian puppy can cost an average of $800 – $1500 USD.

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