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For a long time now, the Australian Government has banned the importation of wolves/wolf hybrids and breeds that contain wolves, which we fully support and respect.  We do not feel that wild animals make suitable domestic pets.  As such, our bloodline foundations do not contain any wolf content.

Our breed was founded in 2014 by Brooke Taylor, under the supervision of "Australian Lykos Development Project", which set forth a stud book, Breed Standard and Code of Ethics. As an owner and then breeder of purebred dogs since the year 2000, Brooke had had many conformation show and working successes with her bloodlines in Australia, but also on an international scale under FCI judges and clubs. 

Brooke envisioned a goal to develop Australia's first wolf-look-a-like breed here in Australia, using healthy dogs with exceptional temperaments, with unique colour with a desired 'wolfy' phenotype. Dogs that would be fairly easy for Australian families, but also have the ability to excel in recreational dog sports.

The breed founder (Brooke Taylor - Lykosia) founded the breed from her world renowned purebred bloodlines, whose ancestors excelled in work as guides for the blind, therapy, service, search and rescue dogs, as well as many international working and show ring titles.  


The founding dogs Oreo and Meira were selected due to their health results and exceptional temperaments. They were hip and elbow x-rayed, cleared of MDR1 and DM and the first litter was then born in April 2015.  The combination of Meira and Oreo produced some outstanding puppies, which truly hit the nail on the head in terms of ticking all the boxes of Brooke's breeding goals. Due to the success of the first litter in 2015, the combination was repeated again in December 2016.

Puppies from these first two litters went on to be used for Government-funded scent detection projects, as accredited Service Dogs and therapy dogs. We also put them forward for advertisements acting as wolves, Volkswagen Australia.


The colours of the first 2 litters were arctic wolf grey, agouti, which was exactly what Brooke had aimed for colour-wise. These colours aren't easy to replicate, making these foundation lines quite unique.

Thomas Dachs (Wolfden - Qld) joined the project, and they began working together to develop the Lykos bloodlines. The club was later legally incorporated and re-named the "Lykos Wolfalike Council of Australia" (LWCA).


There are now several registered breeders Australia wide, with a few exports in Hawaii, Greece and the USA.

There have been over 300 dogs registered over the last 9 years. LWCA pedigrees are copyrighted and cannot be used by any unregistered breeder or organisation without written permission.

The LWCA strongly advocate ethical and responsible breeding, focussing heavily on animal welfare with LWCA registered breeders going above and beyond in all their breeding endeavours.

Our registered breeders have sound knowledge about canine genetics and breed improvement schemes, with some having been registered breeders holding prefixes with the ANKC (Dogs Australia).

As protectors and custodians of our breed, our breeders abide by our Code of Ethics and will (and have) enforced Agreements that serve to protect our developing breed.


We are working towards developing our breed using the specific regulations required for a new breed in Australia.


Due to the protected and exclusive nature of our breeding program, we are under no illusions how long it may take for achieve recognition. For us, quality is more important than quantity. Working towards our goals at a slow and steady pace developing a healthy and sound breed, with reliable genetics is the main priority at this point in time.

Below:  "Lykosia Caesar" bred and photographed by Lykosia

Lykosia Caesar


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