The Club is here for members to be a part of, to link people together and build a supportive network of people for the breed and each other.
The strands of activity the club engages with include:
Health Initiative: liaise worldwide with owners, breeders and professionals to educate about the importance of health an management of the breed to protect its future.
Breeding: link together breeders and those interested in potentially owning a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog.
Activities and Engagement: to be supportive and advise in all activities that the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog can take part in the UK.
Breed Recognition with the UK Kennel Club: to register the breed and all purebred Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs as a breed here in the UK.
While Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs were originally bred as working dogs for border control, today they are employed in many different ways.
Our member dogs are active in both work and sports, achieving in a variety of fields and showcasing just why we love this breed so much.
- Showing: Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are a recognised breed in many countries and some of our members travel far to bring back many rosettes, BOB, CAC and CACIB placings, from puppies all the way to veterans. Amongst our members we have several Irish Champions and Golden Trophy winners
- Obedience: Many member dogs have achieved levels of the Kennel Club Good Citizen scheme, all the way up to the coveted Gold. Although Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs can be independent and generally require experienced owners, they are trainable and we encourage members to pass through the scheme.
- Search and Rescue: A number of member dogs are working or training as mantrailing dogs to use their incredible work drive and sense of smell to find vulnerable lost people in the wilderness or cities. Assessments this year will see fully operational Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs in SAR.
- Running in Harness: Many owners choose to run their dogs in harness, whether that’s bikejorring / dryland mushing or canicross. Our members’ dogs have run alongside the more traditional sled dog breeds and shown great stamina, speed and drive. Running in harness is an incredible sport and we have a lot of experience in the field – get in touch if you are interested.
- Agility: We are beginning to see more interest in agility, with 4 dogs training – watch this space to see them compete later in the year! If you have a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog trained in Agility, please get in touch – we would love to hear from you!
- Other Work: Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are versatile, and we have seen them adapt to very different types of work with the right training and ownership. Amongst our members we have assistance dogs as well as paid pet models. A number have also participated in scientific studies testing their scenting capabilities. If your Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is working in any field, get in touch – we would love to hear from you!
- Other Fun: We love to see members having an active relationship with their dogs, and it need not be serious work. We are proud of member dogs achieving placements in top 5 in temptation alley out of over 200 dogs, engaging in novel sports such as Doga and representing the breed at many events including the National Pet Show. Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs stand out in Fun Dog shows, bringing rosettes from most wolf-alike to best trick.
Who are our members?
Our Club is for those interested in the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog and wants to be involved with the breed, whether that’s breeders, owners or just admirers. Over the years we have gathered members across the country and we continue to grow.
See the map to see where you may find our members.
We work hard to provide our members with a range of benefits:
- A fantastic, supportive and devoted community and network
- Discount to any Club Event including our Breed Show
- Discounts to our partners including Devoted Foods
- Invite to attend exciting events where the Club is attending, including the National Pet Show, Discover Dogs and many more
- Quarterly newsletter full of useful content
- First to hear any news and opportunities to work with the Club
- Welcome merchandise
Chairperson: Lisa Stanyard
General Secretary: Racheal Bailey
Treasurer: Helen Reanee
Rescue Liaison: Lora Mihova
- Alex Evans
- Ani English
- Claire Murray
- Matt Lacey
- Paula Piper
You can Contact Us anytime via the website or by email on CWDCGB@outlook.com
Lisa Stanyard – Chairperson
I got my first Czechoslovakian Wolfdog, Accalia, 3 years ago after admiring them for quite some time. My girl joined my family, including another rare breed, a Korean Jindo and became a much loved pet. My daughter races and trains with her and we spent lots of time walking and enjoying time with our friends and their dogs. I decided to have one litter with Accalia and chose my second Wolfdog, a boy from her litter of 9. I spend a lot of time with not just my own but friends Wolfdogs doing agility, obedience, training in search and rescue and general socialising and walking. I took on the role of Chairperson for the CWDCGB as I love the breed and enjoy helping to educate others and love seeing Wolfdog owners coming together and supporting each other.
Racheal Bailey – General Secretary
I got my first Czechoslovakian Wolfdog, Accalia, 3 years ago after admiring them for quite some time. My girl joined my fI have been working, showing, breeding, training and caring for dogs since I was 15 years old. I have specifically worked in the Defence Animal sector and Boarding Kennel industry leading me to work with mainly dogs with jobs or in a breeding capacity. I began my own Animal Care business in 2005 after completing my Level 3 Animal Management degree with a Triple Distinction. I have continued to learn within my trade so further studied and qualified in Animal First Aid, Pet Psychology and Microchipping. My hobbies include showing and working my Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs and Canadian Eskimo Dogs all over the world. The Akna Kennel has accumulated many titles and awards for our dogs achievements of which we are very proud. I also serve on the committee of the Canadian Eskimo Dog Club Of Great Britain and am the Kennel Club Breed Health Co-ordinator and Breed Liason Representative. I am also a breeder and encourage owners to enjoy working with their dogs in many aspects of dog related activities. I’m looking forward to meeting and working with more people through the involvement with the CWDCGB and to our adventures with our dogs.
Lora Mihova – Rescue Liaison
I own a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog that I train in obedience and tricks, allowing him to occasionally work as a licensed performing animal for photoshoots, videos and events. The amount of time, effort and investment required is key to understanding and owning Czechoslovakian Wolfdog, and so we attend a lot of events and publish content online to raise awareness . I am really passionate about protecting and advancing our breed.
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Club of Great Britain also runs a breed-specific Rescue. I’m the first port of call for:
- owners and rescues looking to rehome a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog
- volunteers ready to foster, transport, homecheck or assess dogs
- people interested in adopting one of our rescues.
If you fall into any of these three groups, get in touch with us directly at CWDCGB@outlook.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Become a member
To become a member of the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Club of Great Britain, please fill in the form below or email: CWDCGB@outlook.com.
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- Payment Reference: SURNAME, INITIAL AND HOUSE NUMBER i.e. SMITHA113
- Payee: CWDCGB
- Sort Code: 09-01-28
- Account number: 96156758