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CZECHOSLOVAKIAN WOLFDOG DESCRIPTION

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     The CZECHOSLOVAKIAN WOLFDOG is sturdily, slightly larger than the average size, rectangular and well proportioned.

     Body composition , movement, coat , color coat and mask resemble the wolf .

   The CZECHOSLOVAKIAN WOLFDOG is characterized by a solid constitution of the skeleton, ligaments strong, well muscled limbs. The hind legs are very different from those of the German Shepherd.

     His joints are dry , the skin is elastic , the eyelids are close fitting .

 

Minimum height:

Male                65 cm

Female                        60 cm

 
Minimum weight:

Male                26 kg

Female            20 kg

 

Proportions:

Body lenght / Height at the withers = 10 / 9

Lenght of muzzle / Lenght of the skull = 1 / 1,5

 

Head:
Symmetrical , well muscled. View from the profile and from above,  it forms a blunt wedge.

The distinctive features of the face are typical of the wolf.

Viewed from the front and in profile, the forehead is slightly arched. The frontal furrow is not marked and the occipital bone is clearly visible.

The nose is oval , black and Large

Strong and symmetrical jaw.

The teeth are well developed, especially the canines.

Cheeks dry, well muscled, not markedly protruding.

The eyes are narrow and oblique. The color of the iris is generally clear, amber, but can also be brown in the samples closer to the German Shepherd.

Ears are straight , thin and triangular-shaped. The attachment point of the outer ear and the outer corner of the eye are in a straight line. The vertical line from the tip of the ear passes adjacent to the side of the head.

The neck is dry and well muscled.

A distinctive feature is that the neck should be long enough to allow the dog to reach effortlessly the ground with its nose (strong character lupoid). The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog has the distinction of also brisk walking , being able to easily reach the ground with his head to use his developed sense of smell.

 

Body:
The top line is characterized by the gradual transition from the neck to the trunk, slightly sloping.

The Withers is well muscled and pronounced, but it does not stop the progress of harmonious topline.

Solid back and right.

The area of the kidneys is straight, well muscled, not broad, slightly sloping.

The chest is symmetrical, well muscled, broad, pear – shaped, very characteristic and narrowing towards the sternum.

Taut belly, arched.

Groin shaped hollow.

The tail has hanging high, it hangs loosely down during rest

When the dog is excited usually raises the tail sickle-shaped.

When the dog is scared, the termination of the tail is stiff and bent over the belly.

 

Paws:

The forelegs are long, solid, parallel, neighbors, and straight, with feet slightly turned outwards.

The elbow is attached to the chest, and it does not protrude beyond the line of the limb; it is well marked and very mobile.

Forearm: long, dry and straight.

The metacarpal is a long and with the ground forms an angle of at least 75 °; it is slightly elastic during movement.

The feet are large, slightly turned outwards and with long and arcuated fingers; the nails are strong and dark.

Pads well developed, elastic and dark

The hind legs are powerful and parallel.

The thigh is long and well muscled

The hip is strong and well mobile. The shin is long, dry, well muscled.

 

Dog coat:

The hair is strong and smooth, generally not long.

There is big difference between winter and summer coat.

In winter the undercoat predominates; combined with the hair it forms a thick coat that covers the entire body.

The coat color varies from yellow gray to silver gray; the nose has a typical clear mask similar to that of the wolf.

The coat is also clear on the bottom of the neck and chest

Some specimens can be with colors dark gray and /or brown (with streaks and strong shades of amber).