Typical head and body of male (left) and female (right)
Československý vlčiak (slovak)
Československý vlčák (czech)
Czechoslovakian wolfdog (english)
Tschechoslowakisher wolfshund (german)
Československý ovčiak, Slovenský vlčiak, Slovenský ovčiak, Slovenský vlk, Český vlčiak (in other languages wrong - czech wolf, czech wolfdog, czechoslowakian shepperd, czechoslovakian german shepperd,..).
|Standard FCI No. 332 (Nr.332/03.09.1999)|
Origin: Czechoslovak Republic
General appearance: Firm type in constitution. Above average size with rectangular frame. In body shape, movements, coat texture, colour of coat and mask, similar to the wolf.
Important proportions: Length of body:
Height at Withers = 10:9
Head: Symmetrical, well muscled. Seen from the side and from the front above, it forms a blunt wedge. Sex should be unmistakable.
Seen from the side and from the front, the forehead is slightly
arced. No marked frontal furrow. Occipital bone clearly visible.
Neck: Dry, well muscled. In repose forms an angle degreed to the horizontal. The neck must be sufficiently long for the nose to touch the ground effortlessly.
Flowing transition from neck to body. Sloping away slightly.
Forelegs are straight, firm and dry. Close set with slight
Skin: Elastic and tight without folds. Unpigmented.
Make up of the
coat: Straight and close. Winter and summer coat differ greatly. In
winter an immense undercoat together with topcoat, forms a thick
coat all over the body. It is necessary for the hair to cover the
belly, the inside of the upper thigh, the scrotum, the inner part of
the ear and the areas between the toes. Well coated neck.
Height and weight:
Heavy or light
head. Flat forehead.
N.B. male dogs must have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
Original posted here. Note, that this is just translation, not the official FCI standard text. It is ranslated and modified for better understanding.
The original oldstandard - very important for a proper understanding of the breed and its exterior.
1.The description of the breed
Czechoslovakian wolfdog is a dog of firm constitutional type, with high endurance and resistance to weather, educative and quickly responsive. CSW is more than a medium-sized, rectangular frame. His appearance as construction and movement, coat texture and coloring reminds wolf. CSW is single type and color.
2. Important proportions
CSW has a ratio of height to length of no more than 9:10. Height at the back of the body is about 1-2 cm lower.
3. The nature and character
CSW is highly temperament and energetic. His senses are highly developed with the prevailing indicative and active defensive reaction. Is suspicious, but will not attack without reason. His lord manifested extraordinary loyalty. In battle is fearless and bold with a prerequisite for all-round fitness control.
4.1 The outer shape of the head
The head is symmetrical, well muscled, from the side view and from the upper side forms a blunt wedge. Sex should be unmistakable. When viewed from the side and the front is clear slightly domed forehead. Furrow is not significant. The transition to the cranial part of the nose is indicated moderate stop. Occipital bone clearly marked.
4.2 Facial part
Nose forms a symmetrical whole nose is always black and oval. The muzzle is dry , it is not wide and symmetrically passes into the cranial part. The lower jaw is strong. Upper line of the nose is straight. Ratio of length of muzzle to skull is 1:1.5. Lips close fitting to the gums with closed corner. Color lip coloration corresponds to the mask. The transition of the mucosal skin is black. Jaws are strong, shapely than in length and in width and provide space for the teeth and correct bite. Cheeks forms a concordant whole head, not protruding significantly, are dry and sufficiently muscled. The teeth are well developed with prominent canines. Must be a complete dentition (42), scissor bite or pincer bite with a regular line. The eyes are narrow, sloping with well-knit caps. Eye color is yellow-brown (amber). The ears are upright , short and not more than 1/6 of the dog's height, thin triangular base of the ear is at the inner corners of the eye. A vertical line from the top of the ear passes right along the head .
Dry, well-muscled and feathered. In the dog at ease with the horizontal plane angle to 40 degrees. Length of head and neck must allow the dog without creasing front legs reach the nose down .
Body symmetrically follows the neck to bottom, is flat with a slight slope. It is roomy, flat rather than barrel-shaped ribs with a sharp angle to the spine. Withers is well muscled and does following the line of the neck. The back is firm, straight smudged with the transition to the loins. Loin short, well- muscled, not broad with a slight tendency to butt into which gracefully through. Croup is short, well muscled, not wide with a slight slope. Abdomen is solid, tucked up. Flanks are slightly tucked and follow symmetrically on the hips. Chest is spacious, well-muscled, pear-shaped and narrowing towards the sternum. The depth of the chest is below the elbow. Handle the sternum does not protrude in front of the shoulder joint. The tail is set high, the base of the tail straight, free-running, reaching hock and the whole well covered with hair. Emotion usually male bears crescent tail up.
Forelegs are straight, strong, dry and close together with slightly turned out feet. Shoulder blade is placed rather far forward, well muscled with the horizontal level is in 65 degree angle. Arm is muscled and shoulder blade forms an angle of between 120 to 130 degrees. Elbow adjacent to the hull and does not deviate from the line of the leg. It is a solid, substantial, flexible. Humerus with radius angle of about 150 degrees. The forearm is long, dry and flat with firm and dry bones. Directed perpendicular to the ground and its length pastern is 55 % of the dog. Feet are large, slightly toeing, with longer arched toes with strong, flexible, dark pads and with strong dark nails.
Hind legs when viewed from the side emphasize flexibility, strength and endurance. Seen from behind, parallel and vertical to the ischium humps runs through the hock. The thighs are long, strong, well muscled. Pelvis angle of about 80 degrees. The lap joint is strong and flexible. Knee is strong and moving well. Lower thigh is long, lean, yet muscular and metatarsal angle of about 130 degrees. Hocks is dry, firm, flexible. The vamp is long, dry and almost vertical to the ground. Paw is concluded with longer arched toes, with distinct dark pads and strong nails. Dewclaws are undesirable, and disposed of.
CSW is a typical and persistent trotter. Small, light and spacious trot its natural type of movement where the pelvic and thoracic limbs moving in mutual synchronism. Movement speed of trot is average 11 to 13 km/h . When trotting are noticeable strides, movement is harmonious and easy. Back remains the trot and balances movement. Neck when trotting imminent, horizontally. Canter passes in stock flick. When walking there is pacing.
The skin is elastic, firm, without wrinkles, unpigmented.
10.1 The coat is straight, closed. Winter and summer coat is very different. In winter an immense undercoat is predominant, with a topcoat, forms a thick coat all over the body. It is necessary cover the belly, inner thighs, scrotum, the inner part of the ear and inner part of fingers.
10.2 Coat color is yellow and gray silver, with characteristic light mask on head, the base of the neck and front chest. Admissible coloring is dark gray with a mask.
11. Size and weight
11.1 - Height - the lowest of male is 65cm and females 60cm. The upper limit of the dog and the bitch is not limited.
11.2 Weight of male at least 26 kg. Bitches at least 20 kg .
12 Weaknesses and disqualifying fouls
12.1 Weaknesses - flat face, heavy or light head, short or long muzzle, dark brown, black or multicolored eye , thick, high or low set ears, arched, high or low set neck, lackluster tap, folded back, roach back, long ass, incorrect angulated front legs, soft pastern, insufficient muscles, overangulation, not enought angulated hind legs, tail length, low set and carried incorrectly, featureless mask, short wavy movement. Summary of weaknesses that mutually disruptive reduce overall assessment.
12.2 Disqualifying fouls - height, missing one or both testicles, substandard bite, lack of teeth, open corners and unusual head, storing and unusual shape of the eye, abnormal deployment and shape of the ear lobe, very steep ass and unusual hull, flawed and untypical position of front legs, the wrong attitude and atypical hind legs, atypical tail set and carriage, open coat and atypical hair, other than the standard color, loose ligaments, angle, cumbersome and uncharacteristic move, lymphatic type, deviations in nature.