Introducing the Lykos Wolfalike
The aim and purpose of the Lykos Wolfalike Council of Australia Inc ("LWCA" 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 health and breeding.
This breeding program is the first and only of its kind in Australia, and to our knowledge - the world - as our breed was founded in 2014 with absolutely no wolf content. Our Lykos Wolfalike (TM) dogs are a very impressive breed in development with significant success to date.
The Lykos is bred as a healthy family pet and working companion dog, yet versatile enough to also be Assistance and Sporting Dogs. Even with the breed still in its infancy, there are Lykos dogs doing the following work outside the normal culture of a family pet:-
Advertising & Marketing (acting as wolves in ads and movies)
Qualified Service & Assistance Dogs
Scent Detection for Government funded projects
Emotional Support Dogs
Tracking / Search & Rescue
Sledding / Bikejoring
Modelling for photography and artist sculptures
A lot can be said for the Lykos breed proving themselves to be a brilliant family companion breed, as well as an all-round, reliable working dog that is willing to please and easy to train. The proof is certainly in the pudding when it comes to the Lykos! The future is looking very bright!
Due to the popularity of the Lykos Wolfalike, we are aware of backyard breeders popping up copying the breeding program and marketing themselves as "ethical" or breeding "wolfdogs" (which are illegal in Australia). These breeders do not provide "proof" of health testing to any registry or authority. They also advertise being members of bogus overseas "registries". The dog breeding industry can be a very shady place, which is why we believe in breeding purely for the development and improvement of the breed , as well as doing it correctly - or not at all.
LWCA registered breeders submit all health testing before being approved for breeding. The breeding program is also overseen by long standing and well respected veterinary consultants who provide input into breeding approvals and genetics.
"Lykosia Caesar" from the first F1 litter was featured in an Volkswagen Australia ad.
He was selected out of a vast group of wolfy looking dogs from all over Australia!
Above: Dogs bred by breed founder Lykosia.
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. We hold get togethers and fun days across Australia every few months so owners can get together on pack walks and socialise their dogs. We have over 300 dogs registered Australia-wide, with a few being exported overseas.
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 Wolfalike name is legally protected via trademark, so our unique breed, pedigrees and bloodlines cannot be copied, used or advertised within Australia by anyone not registered with our association.
Our Code of Ethics is of the highest calibre. We does not advocate breeding for financial gain, hence the reasonable cost of puppies from our breeders. We also use the technology of the most comprehensive DNA health testing in the world.
The LWCA is closely managed by a committee of dedicated, knowledgeable people with vast experience in canine behaviour, breeding, health and genetics. The LWCA is operated under a formal legal structure as an incorporated association that is run as a non for profit.
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