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'Wolfdogs' visualizes the mythology behind the Czechoslovakian dog breed, a quite recent one obtained crossing Carpathian wolf with German Shepherd. 

In 1955 Ing. Karel Hartl began doing so as a scientific experiment. The first hybrids of a female wolf Brita and male German Shepherd Cézar was born on 26 May 1958, in Libějovice.  A few years later, however, the idea became to cultivate a new breed.

In 1989 it became FCI standard no. 332, group 1, section 1.


Italy is the country with the highest number of puppies registered every year, followed by Czech Republic and Slovakia.


After many centuries of artificial selection to create hundreds of dog breeds, a myth of (lost) wildness recurs. Perceived, by the owners, as something closer to the wolf than the dog, all the pictures are taken from internet groups, virtual spaces where a iconology of wildness and ‘wolfness’ is shared, reinforced and built by the same owners of these dogs.

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