How Much Does a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Cost?


Written by:  Howmuchisit.org Staff
Last Updated:  August 9, 2018

Also referred to as the Slovak Wolfdog, Czech Wolfdog, or Ceskoslovensky Vlcak, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog was officially recognized as a national breed in Czechoslovakia in 1982 and the result of a science experience, which began in the early 1950s when crossing a German Shepherd and Carpathian Wolf.

Czechoslovakian Wolf Dog / Tschechoslowa by Sonja & Roland, on Flickr
Czechoslovakian Wolf Dog / Tschechoslowa” (CC BY 2.0) by  Sonja & Roland

How much does a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog cost?

On average, a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog can cost anywhere from as little as $400 to as much as $1,400.  These costs will depend on the quality, age, its history, its origination, breeder and what’s included with the initial adoption.  Since this dog can be hard to find within the United States, don’t be surprised if you have to add another $500 to have it imported from a foreign country.

According to DogBreedsList.info, the average puppy price is $400 to $600.

On this WolfDog.org forum thread, a forum member asked what he should expect to pay for a new Czechoslovakian Wolfdog, and according to the responses, it could be close to $1,200, depending on the country it originated from, its parents and the pedigree.  The costs in the United States, however, according to one member, can be closer to $600.

What is going to be included in the adoption fee?

Any reputable breeder, at a minimum, should include registration paperwork, up-to-date vaccinations, a vet checkup from a licensed vet, health guarantee, and if the dog is being shipped, a travel crate.

What are the extra costs?

If the dog has to be shipped rather than being picked up locally, be prepared to spend $300 to $600 to have it shipped via an airline.  The prices can be quite high, since most of the time, the dog will have to be shipped overseas.

Due to its heavy shedding twice a year, grooming sessions are highly recommended to keep the coat free from knots and matting.

Obedience classes are a must, especially at a young age to teach it the basics of socialization and basic commands such as sit, lie down and stay.

Tips to know:

The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is a large dog breed categorized as a herding dog.  It can grow as tall as 26 inches and weigh 44 to 54 pounds, with females weighing 10 pounds less than their male counterparts.

Closely resembling the look of a wolf, hence the name, they have a double coat that blends into a straight, thicker coat, which sheds heavily twice a year, similar to that of a wolf.  Popular colors include gray, silver-gray and yellow-gray.

Its lifespan can be 12 to 14 years or even longer with proper care.

Its temperament, as explained by its owner, tends to be active, courageous, lively and quick.  Being highly protective of their territory, the dog isn’t recommended for first-time dog owners, homes with children or even homes with other pets.

Many wolf-dog crosses do not do well with commercial dog food with soy, while some are not able to tolerate corn.  This is due to the sensitive nature of the dog’s digestive system.  If you do not know about this dog’s ancestry and diet when you adopt one, you may have to see which food works with trial and error.

A Czechoslovakian Wolfdog will require a lot of exercise and needs a sizable fenced in area to run around in, given their active quality.  While they can do okay in an apartment setting, they will, again, need to be taken for a daily walk to meet their exercising needs.

A Czechoslovakian Wolfdog may not perform well as a guard dog.  It is regarded as a shy dog and does not have the qualities suitable as a protection animal – it only looks intimidating.

The dog is recognized by the American Canine Registry, American Kennel Club Foundation Stock Service® Program, American Pet Registry, Inc., Dog Registry of America, Fédération Cynologique Internationale and North American Purebred Registry.

Generally healthy, this breed has been known to be prone to hip dysplasia.

How can I save money?

This is considered to be a rare breed, and for that reason, it may be hard to find one in your local area.  However, that shouldn’t stop you from finding a local shelter or even a rescue group.  While you may not be able to find one, per se, you may be able to find a breed that closely resembles the look of the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog.  Adopting is a great way to save hundreds of dollars and give back to an organization that does good in your community.


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