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The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is not a breed of dog that is for the first-time dog owner. They require constant training and a firm, but gentle hand. They should not be allowed off leash, as they have a very high prey drive and if the owner does not have full control of their dog; they are known to not listen when their prey drive is activated. As for your life style, this breed would work as long as you understand the breeds needs throughout its life, including when you are not on backpacking trips. This is not a dog-park breed and needs consistent training, handling and socialization throughout its life.
Prey drive is correct, I agree. I trained my "buddy" from day 1 to control his huntin drive. My buddy is brilliant with children, cats, small dogs and off lead. I trust him and know him completely. He helps me raise orphan kittens. He's Very protective of his own, last year he saved me from 3 staffs that were coming at me with the intention of attacking me. He handled the situation with calm passive body movement. He does have very high separation anxiety. He would die for me and I for him. Training has to be kept up all through the dogs life, to keep the human in the dogs head. Buddy and I soul mates he makes my life amazing. A firm, loving, home shouldn't be without one of these amazing animals.
The Czechoslovakian Dog is not a breed of dog that does well with other dogs. They can have dog-on-dog aggression. I would suggest getting the same breed of dog that your female is or whatever your male dog was.
Actually they do well with other animal when introduced as a puppy.
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog requires between 2 - 2 1/2 hours of running exercise a day. They are not a breed of dog for an inexperienced owner and need a special home to thrive in. Please do lots of research and contact a reputable, responsible and knowledgeable breeder to ask them questions about their dogs and puppies.
Aggression in dogs can come in many forms from a dog bullying another at the dog park, to a dog being possessive of its owner around strangers. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is not an inherently aggressive dog; but they are considered more primal then other dog breeds. This breed is loyal, protective and aloof with strangers which without proper training and socialization can manifest as aggression. This is not a breed of dog for new dog owners, an experienced dog owner whom has worked and lived with dogs with high prey drive and aloofness towards strangers is a must to prevent any aggression that may come about during the dogs life.