In 1995 the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog made its first appearance in Italy in the Bastia Umbra ring and an interest in this breed began. The first puppies were imported in 1997 and the spread of the breed in Italy began.
On 25 May 2001, the specialized association ENCI, “Club of the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog” was officially founded in Italy
The purpose of the CCLC is to carry out every action to improve, increase and enhance the breed.
The CCLC is a specialized company recognized by the ENCI (the Italian Kennel Club); during the year it organizes: rallies, specials, work trials, social championships and other activities aimed at enhancing the breed.
The purpose of the Association is to spread knowledge of the Czechoslovakian wolfdog breed and promote its evolution by enhancing its selection and breeding.
A fundamental role within the Club is played by breeders whose primary purposes are the improvement and refinement of the breed both from a morphological and character point of view. The Czechoslovakian wolfdog must preserve the morphological characteristics of the wolf with the peculiarities and trainability of the dog, components that must coexist in perfect balance.
One of the most felt aspects is the selection regarding hip and elbow dysplasia, a hereditary pathology that can affect many breeds including the Czechoslovakian wolfdog. the attention of the Club has allowed and will increasingly prevent the transmission of this disease by limiting it to a few cases, thanks to the careful choice of breeding subjects.
From the point of view of character, the selection of the breed must maintain the behavioral characteristics of the breed such as liveliness, activity, balance and endurance. Once again this is achieved through the selection of breeders.
The Association has established to use two important tools: the Technical Selection (bonitation) that is the evaluation of the subjects with respect to the F.C.I. and the deposit of DNA samples, at ENCI accredited laboratories, both of the individual breeding animals and of the litters obtained. This allows you to monitor the development of breeding and the progress of health, morphology and character.