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Forum: Miscellaneous 28-01-2018, 21:54
Replies: 4
Views: 5,260
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
As an Ethologist (someone who studies animal...

As an Ethologist (someone who studies animal behavior in the animal's environment rather than a laboratory) & longtime dog trainer I do not ever recommend dogs & children together unsupervised....
Forum: Living with a CzW.... 05-02-2013, 20:23
Replies: 22
Views: 5,749
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
You can try putting canned crushed pineapple in...

You can try putting canned crushed pineapple in her food - it makes the resulting poo taste terrible. Poo-eating is pretty common - imagine, the pups saw that their mother ate their poo to keep the...
Forum: Dog shows 02-01-2013, 19:13
Replies: 4
Views: 9,478
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
We actually let Luna decide whether she wanted to...

We actually let Luna decide whether she wanted to be in the crate for a break from time to time. For most of the Meet the Breed experience, she was up on the table at the front of the booth - that...
Forum: Living with a CzW.... 01-08-2012, 20:35
Replies: 11
Views: 13,926
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
I have enough "evidence" from credible sources to...

I have enough "evidence" from credible sources to believe Pollux has some Saarloos blood in him through his Y litter dam. I have no interest in exposing those sources, nor do I care enough to go...
Forum: Living with a CzW.... 01-08-2012, 00:49
Replies: 11
Views: 13,926
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
We believe he has some Saarloos as he exhibits...

We believe he has some Saarloos as he exhibits some phenotypic differences and certainly behavioral differences... very "wolfy" - skittish...
Forum: Living with a CzW.... 14-07-2012, 03:42
Replies: 11
Views: 13,926
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
Pollux is a CsV, though we think it's possible...

Pollux is a CsV, though we think it's possible there is a little Saarloos in him :) So when people ask what he is, his owner generally says "Czech Wolfdog" and I constantly hiss "Czechoslovakian...
Forum: Living with a CzW.... 06-07-2012, 00:02
Replies: 11
Views: 13,926
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
Further Adventures of Pollux

So I haven't posted in a while, but I did want to share some funny stories. As previously reported, Pollux was permanently adopted by a firefighter once his girlfriend fell in love with Pollux, too....
Forum: Living with a CzW.... 22-12-2011, 03:51
Replies: 3
Views: 2,255
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
Further Adventures of Pollux

So as posted previously, we placed Pollux Crying Wolf in a local home with his firefighter owner and girlfriend. Pollux never ceases to amaze us.
Firstly, he wooed the girlfriend into falling in...
Forum: CzW in need 28-10-2011, 03:54
Replies: 139
Views: 20,410
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
Finally adopted!

So, as I had hoped, the foster home - firefighter and girlfriend - did end up officially adopting Pollux. To our surprise and joy (and relief) the girlfriend really stepped up to the plate and made...
Forum: CzW in need 24-08-2011, 03:14
Replies: 139
Views: 20,410
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
I agree, Taz - the firefighter is DEFINITELY...

I agree, Taz - the firefighter is DEFINITELY booting the wrong one out! That opinion is unanimous - of course most of my friends are animal lovers, but the bottom line is, the loyalty of another...
Forum: CzW in need 21-08-2011, 04:33
Replies: 139
Views: 20,410
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
I do not put him in a home thinking it is just...

I do not put him in a home thinking it is just temporary, but I DO require that if there is a problem that they don't think they can work out, I want him back. So, in these instances, there was a...
Forum: CzW in need 19-08-2011, 02:24
Replies: 139
Views: 20,410
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
Further Adventures of Pollux...

So, unfortunately, home number 2 didn't work out. The wife was concerned about her ability to control him (he is a BIG boy and she is petite) - they were heartbroken, but I can understand. Pollux is...
Forum: Health and nutrition 15-08-2011, 22:39
Replies: 9
Views: 2,021
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
No one shedding in our house, but I live in South...

No one shedding in our house, but I live in South FLorida, so I am not sure how their coats will "roll" down here...
Forum: Health and nutrition 13-08-2011, 02:11
Replies: 9
Views: 2,021
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
I wonder if it is a combination of both the...

I wonder if it is a combination of both the natural lanolin oil AND the dander "dust"?
I know, having shown dogs in the past, that we would dry shampoo collie coats with talcum powder or cornstarch...
Forum: Health and nutrition 11-08-2011, 23:35
Replies: 9
Views: 2,021
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
"Self-Cleansing" Coat

I remember reading somewhere that Vlcaks do not need baths (unless, of course, they roll in something gross) as they do not "smell" or have an "oil" that builds up in their coat.
Just recently, I...
Forum: CzW in need 11-08-2011, 20:11
Replies: 139
Views: 20,410
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
Already mentioned the forum to them - hoping they...

Already mentioned the forum to them - hoping they will join. There are too few resources for vlcak folks here in the U.S.
They are hoping he will continue to make progress toward eliminating the...
Forum: CzW in need 11-08-2011, 04:58
Replies: 139
Views: 20,410
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
You can view me however you like - we took Pollux...

You can view me however you like - we took Pollux on to foster and place as we feel a commitment to the breed as well as really liking the dog himself. Despite skittishness, he really has a very...
Forum: Breeding 12-07-2011, 01:37
Replies: 32
Views: 4,204
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
Excellent post Marcy - very true. I have a...

Excellent post Marcy - very true. I have a similarly-worded contract for the few German Shepherd pups I have produced, and luckily, most of them have been placed locally, where I can do home visits...
Forum: Living with a CzW.... 08-07-2011, 00:29
Replies: 10
Views: 2,423
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
Agreed! With my own dogs, and the very limited...

Agreed! With my own dogs, and the very limited breeding I have done, I think the most important quality of the dogs/pedigree and future pups is temperament. I want the correct character in the breed,...
Forum: CzW in need 07-07-2011, 20:34
Replies: 139
Views: 20,410
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
Never said I was a saint nor better than anyone,...

Never said I was a saint nor better than anyone, though it seems a few of YOU seem to have that same attitude. Demonizing me for whatever you think I am doing wrong. Your judgmental behavior will...
Forum: CzW in need 07-07-2011, 19:36
Replies: 139
Views: 20,410
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
No, I don't doubt my friend's ability to raise a...

No, I don't doubt my friend's ability to raise a good working dog - she does so regularly. The problem was that Pollux has some serious shyness issues, and that was a major factor in her decision to...
Forum: Living with a CzW.... 07-07-2011, 19:16
Replies: 9
Views: 2,509
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
I WAS TEASING. Obviously the destruction of my...

I WAS TEASING. Obviously the destruction of my cell phone was MY FAULT, not his. In my personal opinion, when dogs make bad choices, it is always our fault, as the human - not theirs. (Unless there...
Forum: Living with a CzW.... 07-07-2011, 19:06
Replies: 10
Views: 2,423
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
I totally agree that NO DOG should be selected...

I totally agree that NO DOG should be selected just because of the way they look. The same thing happens with other breeds - not just vlcaks - where the buyers like the "look" of a dog but do not...
Forum: Living with a CzW.... 07-07-2011, 02:04
Replies: 10
Views: 2,423
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
WHy do you love the CSV?

I was scrolling through some other posts, and I noticed a post criticizing someone's childhood fascination with the wolf as the reason they are attracted to CSV.
I found this to be an interesting...
Forum: Living with a CzW.... 07-07-2011, 01:47
Replies: 9
Views: 2,509
Posted By Gypsy Wolf
Another Phone Bites the Dust

So this is how much we love Pollux... he has now destroyed TWO celphones and still gets loved and spoiled.
Of course, as a dog trainer, the destruction of the celphones was totally MY fault - bad...
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