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Frequently asked questions

We frequently hear the same questions repeated over and over again, we have included a few of them here.


  • I have owned an Alaskan malamute and or a husky so I understand the primitive temperament. 

       The typical northern breed of dog is not primitive and as self thinking as the Vlcaks are. Nor are they 

       similar to the other guardian high drive breeds. 



  • Will a Vlcak destroy my home and or garden?                                                                                                     You can expect them to act like any young puppy in the home an item or two is likely to be destroyed but overall as young puppies, they are not more prone to destroying your home or garden the key here is proper training, crates, exercise and proper chew toys. However they fi                                                                                                  We have nice furnishing and what most would consider a nicely landscaped yard.    Our vlcaks are house dogs.  Our outside kennels are used when we will be away from home for an extended period of time.  A nice-sized kennel with a shelter for the animal to move around freely we feel is much healthier for the animal then sitting in a small crate no matter the size.

  • Are Vlcaks a German Sheperd with a wolfy-looing exterior?                                                                             No they are not at all like a German Shepherd in Temperament. Most Vlcaks have very little to no drive so expecting them to train like a '"GS" with drive will most likely leave you disappointed. Vlcaks are unlike any other breed of dog.

  • Do Vlcaks make Good Guard dogs.                                                                                                                            No they do not. There may be a few vlcaks that guard like a more traditional guardian-type breed. Most will guard the human once they are mature, not the property or any belongings. We feel someone wanting a dog for guarding purposes would be disappointed with most vlcaks.

  • Are vlcaks good at IPO / bite work?                                                                                                                          There are some vlcaks that will do well with IPO training but this is not common,  most will not do as well as a traditional guarding breed.     Many will find the iPO work to be boring and not willingly want to bite someone unless they feel the threat is real. many know the difference between training and real world.  We will not place a vlcak if the sole purpose is to do IPO.   

  • Can I trust my Czechoslovakian off-leash?                                                                                                                  We do not recommend any vlcak run free no matter the size of your property.   Vlcaks that are well trained in recall can do well off lead, but due to the wolflike exterior, we do not recommend this in most instances.     

  • Are vlcaks vicious like wolves are?                                                                                                                           While we don't understand where this comes from? We are asked this question all the time.  It is a common misconception that wolves are mean vicious animals. Wolves do have a prey drive and kill to eat not to be mean.  It is very uncommon for any wild canine to kill more than it can eat at one time.          The Vlcak is not a wolf, they do have a prey drive but not more so than many other breeds. The same as many breeds they may growl and act out at times, this can be handled and worked through with training, and this will be most notable during adolescents. The difference is in the intensity.   They are prolific social climbers and will try to climb to the top of the family pack if given the chance.     Many canines can protray this behavior. In vlcaks this behavior can be very intense espeacaily during adolesnce.

  • In what activity do vlcaks excel at?                                                                                                                           Scent work of all types.  The superior nose 'olfactory system' of the vlcak is well suited to do very well in any scent work venue, however, vlcaks. even when they are doing something they enjoy, they often get bored sooner than your average dog so you will need to understand and work within the confines of how the Vlcak is feeling on a given day. Each Vlcak is unique some may excel at other doggy sports depending on the individual dog. We would encourage you to try different activities with your dog to see what the two of you enjoy doing together and build on that,


  • Is the vlcak a wolf hybrid?                                                                                                                                                 No. The Czechoslovakian Vlcak is a breed of dog. Most all CSV at this time are at least 9 or more generations away from the wolf. No wolves are added.  Stud books are closed.   The Vlcak has been from the beginning of the breed bred with precision, every dog carefully selected, temperament tested,and health tested. 

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