After the World War II (1939-1945) there was great tension within the European countries, forming two fronts, Eastern and Western. The strip separating the two sides was defined as “the iron curtain”. The Republic of Czechoslovakia was freed from German rule in 1945, and after several changes of direction finally located on the eastern communist side and geographically formed part of the so-called “Iron Curtain”. Because direct military action never occurred between them, this situation was called “the cold war” (1945 – 1991). In this political and social environment the beginnings of the Czechoslovakian Wolf Dog are framed.
Tracing and reconnaissance of the border was carried out under extreme harsh physical and climatic conditions. For this purpose, German Shepherds were used, so far the best dogs for border security.
In 1955, in the town of Libejovice, in South Bohemia a scientific project was started at the hands of Colonel and biologist Karel Hartl. Its initial objective was not to create a new breed, but to study the viability of reproduction between dogs and wolves as well as that of their offspring, for later use in border security work, mainly in tracking tasks. It was hoped to have copies that would correct the physical deficiencies of the German shepherds. To begin the tests, the wolf of the Carpathians (or Eurasian wolf) was selected, very adapted to the desired medium and the German shepherd.
The second matting was made between the same wolf Brita and the German shepherd Kurt Z Baclavky.
This created the first two bloodlines of the race that would serve to support the following tasks of the project.
The information on this page about the history of the Czechoslovakian Wolf Dog has been extracted from the web http://tenerunplc.blogspot.com.es/. Thanks to Ruth Nieto and Fernando Lourido, for their authorization to reproduce this text, and for the kn owledge they have transmitted to me and that help me understand this breed a little more each day. Thank you for your effort and dedication to bring people to the Czechoslovakian Wolf Dog and to help the general knowledge of this breed in our country.