Czechoslovakian wolfdog used in Russian army

This is a relatively new breed of dog, which can boast
neither hundreds of years of tradition nor the names of famous rulers or
eminent personalities who bred it or owned it. Nevertheless, it attracts
attention wherever it appears. Nobody doubts, not for a moment, that these
dogs are of the most distinguished origin. Their mother is Nature.
It
looks like a wolf. It is tall but light and strong. Its straight
thick
hair is wolf-like gray with a typical white mask. It will size you up confidently, with its light eyes,
set obliquely. It does not look at its owner; it knows exactly, at every
moment, where its master is and what he is doing. It pays attention rather
to its surroundings - it wants to have a good view. It can run a 62
miles (100 kilometers) easily, has a great sense of direction, and reacts with
lightening speed. No trail is too difficult for it to follow.

No
matter whether it is raining or freezing or whether it is day or night.
There's nothing it could not manage if it wants to. Every year coming the new
puppies from two mother's countries - Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.
The first breedings were recorded in Austria, Slovenia, and Hungary;
animals were imported to a number of countries. The dogs are shown every year at
the leading dog shows and exhibitions. Both the build and the hair of the Czechoslovak Wolfdog are reminiscent of
a wolf. Czechoslovak Wolfdog is a
typical tenacious canterer; its movement is light and harmonious, its
steps are long.

Lively, very active, capable of endurance, docile with
quick reactions. Fearless and courageous. Suspicious, yet does not attack
without
cause. Shows tremendous loyalty towards his master. Resistant to weather
conditions. Versatile in his use. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is very playful. Without proper leadership it can be temperamental; it
learns easily. We can admire its all-around qualities rather than its
specialization. However, we should not expect it should train
spontaneously, the behavior of the CsV is strictly purposeful - it is necessary to
find motivation for training.

The most frequent cause of failure is usually the
fact that the human is not as strong minded as the dog, lacking leadership and/or the dog is tired out with long useless repetitions of the same exercise, which results in the loss of motivation.
These dogs have
admirable senses and are very good at following trails. They are really independent
and can cooperate in the pack with a special purposefulness. If
required, they can easily shift their activity to the night hours. The independent
work of the pack without the necessary control of a man was the main reason for
their use in the army.