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Czechoslovakian Wolfdog


Czechoslovakian wolfdog. Photo by Margo Peron.

Czechoslovakian wolfdogs are the result of a scientific experiment first conducted in 1955. In Czechoslovakia, scientist Karel Hartl crossed a Carpathian wolf with a German Shepherd to create a breed of dog that could be used as military and police attack dogs.

The resulting hybrid, which contained both wolf and dog genes, proved difficult to train. However, much like the hybrid bengal cat, after four generations of decreasing the “wolf’s blood”, the Czechoslovakian wolfdog was ready for service.