Welcome to ‘The Wolfdog Blog’

What is ‘The Wolfdog Blog’?

Well, basically it is just that….a blog about Wolfdogs :)

We share our home, lives and hearts with Tuchena and Zephyr, (as well as our two Labradors; Hendrix & Otis) and on the ‘blog’ section of the site I share what it is like for us living in the UK with two Wolfdogs in a domestic setting.

It’s not always easy, they are (in my opinion) not great ‘pets’ for most people, they are demanding both physically and  mentally and there have been many occasions when I have been reduced to tears over the last few years.

However, the hard work, patience, calmness and perseverance that they teach you are valuable lessons in understanding dogs. If you are willing to learn, then the reward of the bond that you create with them is like no other.

 Tuchena 22.04.2011image

Tuchena is a cross between a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog (50%), a Saarloos Wolfdog (25%) and a Northern Inuit (25%). She has lived with us since she was 4 months old.

imageZephyr 10.10.2012

Zephyr is a Timber Wolf Hybrid, with the dog part of him being pure Czechoslovakian Wolfdog. He has lived with us since he was 8 months old.

What Else?

Education and socialisation are key in owning any dog. I will list local events on the ‘Events’ page, I will even arrange events if I think that there is a need for them to take place locally.

Also, having 4 dogs, we get through a lot of equipment…toys, leads, collars, harnesses, books, webinars….you name it, we have tried it. I will be reviewing these and publishing my findings on the ‘Reviews’ page.

….and finally….

You know Little Red Riding Hood was a liar right??? I am going to take a look at the reputation of wolves and prove her wrong. Look out for some myth busting on the ‘In Defence of Wolves’ page.

 Thanks for taking the time to pop by, I hope you like what you see!

8 thoughts on “Welcome to ‘The Wolfdog Blog’

  1. Hi there!
    I came across your blog via google and was shocked to see how much my Czech wolf Chester looks like your little one!
    Would love to exchange pictures and thoughts about the breed if you are? He’s sensational. Just today we were shopping and had loads of people asking to take photographs of him! He’s a year old now and lazy as ever (but when he runs, jeez he can run!).
    Where in the world are you, if you don’t mind my asking?

    Chloe

    • It depends on which generation they are, in the UK they are only legal to own as pets from 3rd generation away from a wolf, and also on the individual animal. Some are more wolf like in behaviour than others and some look more wolf like, but can behave more dog. Luck of the draw I guess…depending on which you prefer!

  2. Hi,
    my name is Michel, i am from Lebanon (Middle East);
    i actually have a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog since 1 year (on 7 January);
    He is an amazing dog and its been an ups and downs with him;
    at 4 Months, i put him on full schedule training, obedience, advance obedience, protection and agility;
    he is now back home where i have a big garden;
    This is a summary of the story :-)
    My issue is that there are no other Wolfdogs in Lebanon such as this one, literally, as very rare people know about this beautiful breed; i didn’t know until i searched for it;
    So, my questions would be that, i have no idea what his behaviors mean whenever he does something;
    Of course i have known him for a year so i have learned a lot about him but dont have any reference of someone already owning this breed for a longer period than i have;
    For example, he is very sociable, whoever he sees walking, he wants to go and sniff him or greet them, that is only is he is not on my heel when walking with me;
    Usually, that is when is on “free” which is a command i give him for being free basically;
    Is that normal for him to be sociable that much?
    Another concern is whenever he is around dogs, he is playful with them even when the other dog start growling at him and almost bit him;
    he didn’t even try to defend himself, he does have a basic protection but i guess that is only against “aggressive humans” and for protecting me;
    Is that normal too?
    Actually an event just happened yesterday when walking with him, a small dog in size but older than him was around, so he went to him to play and this dog started growling heavily and almost bit him;
    The other dog was about 3-4 years old and mine is almost 1 year;
    Is that a factor for the smaller but older dog to be aggressive?

    Appreciate your experience on this and comments;
    Thanks
    Michel Haddad

    • Hi Michel,
      I think wolfdogs sociability, playfulness, inquisitiveness, submissiveness etc vary from dog to dog, as they do in other breeds. My two are very different, one is brave and one very timid…..but both very intelligent!
      Thanks for getting in touch 😊

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