PROFESSOR CHARLIE TEO AND THE WOLF DOGS OF ZAMBI
When Dr Teo was informed of Zambi’s discussions with ‘German Shepherd Dog Rescue’, of the proposal to offer the Czechoslovakian Wolf Dogs, Sammy & Kovu, a forever home, his love of animals and in particular large dogs, saw the good Professor jump to offer his sponsorship.
So on Wednesday the ‘wolf dogs’ flew down from Queensland to Sydney and driven straight to their forever home.
Standing tall and strong with their thick wolf like hair, masked with white with eyes light in colour and set askew, the dogs confidentially size the softly spoken Professor up. Known for his positive energy and gentle bedside manner, it didn’t take long for the world re-nouned Neurosurgeon to gain their trust. Slowly, but surely, without looking him directly in the eyes, they approached. Ears pricked, they hear his every breath and sense his every movement. The reward of a tasty treat awaiting in the surgeons hands sealed the deal for the beginnings of friendship.
•The dog breed traces its original lineage to an experiment conducted in 1955 by the Czech military.
•After initially breeding working line German Shepherd Dogs with Carpathian (Eurasion) wolves
•Not surprisingly, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is considerably harder to train than the average dog.
•They can be extremely strong-willed and do not like to do anything without seeing a reason to do so.
•They are also very intelligent and get bored quickly.
•Wolfdogs do not bark, however, they do howl and make other noises.
•Their howl can be very loud, but they have to be trained to bark, and this can be difficult for Wolfdogs because it is not natural.
•They need, and require firm leadership, thus making them not an ideal household pet.
•Similar to the Australian dingo they have a strong prey drive and also the instinct to roam. If you are thinking to yourself ‘gee, I’d love to get a wolf dog, sadly, if you do there is a high chance it will end up in a rescue facility.
Lucky for Sammy and Kovu, and with the assistance of GSD and Prof. Charlie Teo this pair of distinguished animals found their new forever home here with us at Zambi💚 @charlieteofoundation