Wolf & Co 2020

7th International Symposium on Canids – behaviour and conservation

May 01st – 03rd 2020 in Berlin

The health and security of our participants and speakers are our number one priority. For this reason we decided to cancel, respectively postpone Wolf & Co 2020 due to the current situation in respect of the corona virus.

Thus we follow the lead of other international events, taking into account that the big wave of infection is still expected to come in Germany and that the health authorities might impose strict requirements on events with interregional charactor or even cancel them completely on short notice.

We are working hard to reschedule Wolf & Co to next year. The prospective date is the 7th – 9th of May 2021.


The International symposium on Canids includes extensive specialist presentations by scientists and experts with subsequent discussions. To facilitate the exchange of information, the lectures will be translated using modern interpreting technology. Informative poster presentations and stands, selected additional lectures as well as the “meet and greet” with the referring scientists are just as much a part of the symposium as the possibility to end the day together in the bar in the evening.


The international symposium Wolf & Co in Berlin will be again hosted by Dogwatcher (Thomas Bursch, Marion Pepper, Lars Thiemann) in 2020.


Wolf & Co History

In 1999 Günther Bloch launched the first international symposium on canids Wolf & Co. His intention was to give the participants insights into the topic of canids in a popular-science manner. The focus was mainly on the wolf and the dog, but the dingo, the common jackal, the coyote, the African wild dog and the bat-eared fox also fascinated the audience. The speakers came from all over the world, such as Laurie Corbett from Australia, Ray Coppinger from USA, Paul Paquet from Canada or Greg Rasmussen from South Africa.
Names like Erik Ziemen, Günther Bloch, Dorit Feddersen-Petersen, Helmuth Wachtel, Udo Gansloßer, Adam Miklosi or Peter Neville made the symposium a real cult event. In the tranquil Bergisch Gladbach – the original venue – some heated expert discussions were still conducted at night in the bar.
In 2017 Wolf & Co took place in the dog metropilis Berlin. In the surrounding state of Brandenburg the wolf has recently returned and thus will provide additional topics for conversations, not only at night.
The seventh International Symposium on Canids in 2020 will also take place in Berlin.


  • 15 Speakers from 7 Countries
  • Andrey Poyarkov from Russia will be there again an brings his teacher Dr. Jason Badrize
  • Resoults from field resaerch in Italy and Skandinavia
  • Problems and Solutions between wolf and humans from Canada
  • All lectures can be heard in german, english or russian
  • etc.

Price information

The attendance fee for the 6th International Symposium on Canids is

379,- € per person

(including the value-added tax) and privides the following services:

  • Participation in the Symposium (including panel discussions and special lectures)
  • Seminar documents
  • Lunch (buffet)
  • coffee breaks in the morning
  • coffee breaks with snacks in the afternoon
  • certificate of participation

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