The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog was originally bred for working border patrol in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s. It was created by breeding the German Shepherd Dog and the Carpathian Wolf. They are currently used in Europe and the United States for search and rescue, tracking and agility. Wolfdogs were bred for versatility and durability in harsh natural conditions. They have an excellent eyesight, hearing and sense of smell and are known for their superior endurance and stamina. Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs have a strong pack instinct left over from wolves, breeding is not recommended for inexperienced breeders.
It is a neuromuscular disease causing a gradual muscle weakness on the hindlimb and back, which is manifested by poor coordination of movements, cramped and asymmetric walking, or incontinence.
Canine stress syndrome
It is a congenital disorder of skeletal muscle which is manifested by the significant increase in temperature (hyperthermia) up to 45°C, accelerated and irregular heart rate (tachycardia and arrhythmia), hyperventilation, muscle rigidity and may result in renal failure and death...
L Locus, long hair, short hair
The L locus affects the length of the hair coat of dogs due to a DNA variant in the FGF5 gene...
Pituitary dwarfism (also called nanism) is a disease that leads to a dwarf growth of dogs and is caused by degeneration of the pituitary gland with a consequent lack of production of growth hormones...