Introducing the Lykos Wolfalike
The aim and purpose of the Lykos Wolfalike Council of Australia Inc (previously Australian Lykos Development Project) is to create a friendly, family companion and highly trainable pet which physically resembles a wolf ("wolfalike"), while having the highest ethics in breeding. This breeding program is the first and only of its kind in Australia, and to our knowledge - the world - as our dogs have no wolf content. Our Lykos Wolfalike dogs are a very impressive breed with significant success - even in it's early stages of development.
The main purpose and goal of the Lykos breeding program, is registration and acceptance as a new breed with the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC). We are the sponsoring parent club developing the breed, with the first F1 Lykos litter born in 2014.
The Australian Government's Department of Agriculture and Water Resources does not allow wolves, wolf hybrids or breeds with wolf content into Australia - with good reason. There are "Wolfalike" breeders and wolf-like breeds overseas, where people are advertising them as having "no wolf content". Upon investigation, with DNA testing, it was found that these dogs were being falsely misrepresented, as they did in fact contain wolf content.
If you live in Australia, always purchase your puppy from a registered breeder of the LWCA to ensure you get the best quality wolfalike dog possible from honourable and ethical breeders.
Although all dogs descended from wolves 10,000 years ago, the temperament of wolves or even wolf hybrids is not something that is desirable in a pet/domestic dog. They can have unpredictable temperaments and require a huge amount of work. If animals with any wolf content are found in Australia, owners can face severe penalties, as well as animals seized and euthanised.
The Lykos is bred as a family pet and companion dog, yet versatile enough to also be Assistance and Sporting Dogs.
Above: Dogs bred by breed founder and developer, Lykosia.
"Lykosia Caesar" was featured in a recent Volkswagen ad. He was selected out of a vast group of wolfy looking dogs from all over Australia!
There are Lykos dogs used for scent detection, Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs and TV and commercial dogs. There are also dogs training to compete in bikejoring, tracking, lure coursing and sledding.
We are in this for the long haul and we are very passionate about creating magnificent looking dogs of wonderful health and temperament suitable for Australian families.
Over thousands of years, man has created hundreds of dog breeds for many different purposes. New breeds are still in development, even today. All breeds that exist are a direct result of man-made endeavours to create something new and different for a particular purpose - using pure breeds and crosses to develop their ideals. This is our unique breed we are developing, unlike any other in existence in Australia. The Lykos and Wolfalike names are legally protected, so our unique breed and bloodlines cannot be copied, used or advertised outside of the registered breeders of the LWCA within Australia.
Our Code of Ethics is of the highest calibre. Our project does not advocate breeding for financial gain, hence the reasonable cost of puppies from our breeders, which is set in our Code of Ethics. Our breeders also sell puppies with written health and lifetime genetic guarantees. Only excellent/good hip and elbow results acceptable for breeding. We also use the technology of DNA health testing to ensure no dog bred with carries any hidden genetic diseases.
The Lykos breeding program is closely managed by dedicated, knowledgeable and ethical breeders with vast experience in canine behaviour, breeding, health and genetics.