The combination of dog-wolf may seem aggressive and dangerous, but sometimes can be a winning combination. One of the success is a Saarloos Wolfhond.
SAARLOOS WOLFHOND: HISTORY
Saarloos Wolfhond is an old shepherd dog who comes from the Netherlands. Named after Sarlós Landerfu. This is a man who fought against modern dog that is prone to diseases and corrupt improper upbringing. So he decided to heal with a little healthy wolf blood.
The new breed was created by crossing a German shepherd and a wolf named Fleuri. But the dog did not get the kind he expected. He was energetic, hardy, demanded a daily physical activity, but the character was problematic. People who supported this work, they tried again and succeeded. This dog is named after its creator, Saarloos Wolfhond.
The breed was recognized in the Netherlands in 1975, and recognized by the F.C.I. in 1981. The breed is less well known outside the borders of the Netherlands, as the club is totally inaccessible outside the borders of the grind. Therefore, a fully controlled breeding.
SAARLOOS WOLFHOND: APPEARANCE AND ANATOMY
Saarloos Wolfhond is large and powerful dog, athletic. In appearance very reminiscent of a wolf. The skeleton is a powerful, but not bulky. Agile, physically strong and ready to peak.
Males and females are distinguished in appearance and movement.
HEAD: preserves the appearance of a wolf, consistent with the body. Large skull with bulging between the ears.
EYES: medium-sized, almond-shaped, obliquely set, yellow, cautious expressions.
EARS: vertical, mid-size, large, end up as a spike, fleshy, placed obliquely.
NECK: muscular builds on the trap.
TAIL: set low, sword-shaped, not too mobile.
REAR LEGS: normally angulated, strong and muscular.
PAWS: oval, closed, curved fingers, firm pads.
HAIR: very thick, soft under the hair, neck collars showy.
COLOR: light gray to dark gray, light brown hue, dark brown, light cream color to white.
SAARLOOS WOLFHOND: CHARACTER AND BEHAVIOR
Saarloos Wolfhond is described as a dog that has characteristics of wild animals, independent character or an exceptional level of loyalty and affection. If you gain the trust of this dog, it will be loyal to the end and it will respect you as a leader. Socialization requires understanding and perseverance. But no matter what the circumstances, never forget that originates from the wolf. There are examples that have been successfully turned into guides blind people, rescue workers and sniffer. From wolves inherited instinct to escape. Are distrustful of strangers and can sometimes react in the wrong way.
Positive features are: high intelligence, loyalty and obedience. They are quite shy and aggressive towards other dogs. Hailed as patronizing, but as rarely bark, are not suitable as guardians.
Training can be difficult and tiring. During dressage should never react harshly and punish them physically. It must compete fairly, consistently with a positive reward technique.
SAARLOOS WOLFHOND: ADAPTATION AND CONDITIONS OF LIFE
Saarloos Wolfhond is not recommended to live in the apartment. Especially if a family has young children. Dog is active most of the day, and he needed a place for a permanent move. It is best that the house has a garden, how to satisfy their needs. Takes his daily physical exercise, like running, training, walking or playing to become a healthy.
It tolerates low temperature and all the cold weather. It’s not a problem that night, carried out in an appropriate shelter. The ideal situation would be to live in pairs. For example, male and female.
SAARLOOS WOLFHOND SEEN BY CHILDREN
SAARLOOS WOLFHOND: HEALTH PROBLEMS AND CARE
Saarloos Wolfhond has fur resistant to all weather conditions. Requires regular brushing to remove dead hair. It is not necessary to bathe the dog. Moreover, is not recommended because it removes oil which owns the skin.
The breed is very durable and the health problems are minimal. That is, do not exist. The only problem that may have are hip dysplasia or spondylosis of the spine. From time to time it is necessary to check the hips to the vet.
The lifespan of the breed is 10 to 12 years.