Uncommon dog breeds
Saarloos wolfhound and Czechoslovakian wolfdog
Today, there are only several Saarloos wolfhound breeders in Europe, and even less in the USA. The breed itself is not generally known. These hybrids are large, have wolf-like heads and movements and are very strong. Like their cousins wolves, they are highly intelligent and they cannot bark. They howl and snarl.
However, breeders don't recommend them for inexperienced dog owners. Owners are usually recommended to take at least two Saarloos wolfhounds, to provide a pack. Also, this hybrid is similar to the wolf in one more aspect: if isolated, it becomes anti-social and dangerous.
Examples of the owners tell us that the breed is social, faithful and loyal, unless left alone or in charge of another person. Saarloos wolfhound owners take their pets to holidays with them and never leave them isolated, caged or in boarding facilities.
Similar to Saarloos wolfhound is Czechoslovakian wolfdog (or Czech wolfdog). They differ in one thing only: Saarloos wolfhound is crossbreed of German Shepherd Dog and Mackenzie Valley Wolf and Czechoslovakian wolfdog – of German Shepherd Dog and Eurasian Wolf. Czechoslovakian wolfdog also has wolf-like head and build, is strong and intelligent and pack-oriented. The breed became FCI standard in 1999.