Czech Coarse-haired Setter

The Czech Coarse-haired Pointer originated in Czechoslovakia (the Czech Republic) and was the most popular wire-haired pointing dog in the area before World War I. Known in the Czech Republic as the Cesky Fousek, the breed nearly became extinct in the early 1920s. However, plans to save the breed were quickly implemented. Through carefully planned breeding and by using specimens that resembled the Cesky Fousek, breeders were able to recreate the breed. Currently, the Czech Coarse-haired Pointer is second in popularity for all hunting breeds that are used in the Slovakian and Czech Republics.

Czech Coarse-haired Pointers are medium-sized dogs that typically weigh anywhere between 49 and 75 pounds as adults. They have a medium-length coat that is wiry and can can come in several colors including dark roan with or without brown patches, solid brown or brown with ticked markings. They have small floppy ears, a square muzzle and a tail that can be either docked or left naturally long. Their eyes are almond-shaped and can be amber or chestnut-colored. Personality: This is an energetic dog that is happiest when it is hunting. It is also an extremely friendly and playful dog that makes a great family pet. Although Czech Coarse-haired Pointers were developed as hunting dogs, their friendly and gentle disposition makes them great family pets as well. If you choose to bring one of these enthusiastic dogs into your home, you will want to be sure to provide it with plenty of exercise and room to run.

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Life Span
12 - 15 years
Other Names
The Czech Coarse-haired Pointer, Rough-coated Bohemian Pointer, Bohemian Wire-haired Pointing Griffon, Cesky Fousek, Slovakian Wire-haired Pointer and the Barbu Tcheque., Czech Coarse-haired Setter

Czech Coarse-haired Setter Build Information

Size
Medium

Czech Coarse-haired Pointers are medium-sized dogs that typically weigh anywhere between 49 and 75 pounds as adults. They have a medium-length coat that is wiry and can can come in several colors including dark roan with or without brown patches, solid brown or brown with ticked markings. They have small floppy ears, a square muzzle and a tail that can be either docked or left naturally long. Their eyes are almond-shaped and can be amber or chestnut-colored.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Activity Level
Affection Level

This is an energetic dog that is happiest when it is hunting. It is also an extremely friendly and playful dog that makes a great family pet. Although Czech Coarse-haired Pointers were developed as hunting dogs, their friendly and gentle disposition makes them great family pets as well. If you choose to bring one of these enthusiastic dogs into your home, you will want to be sure to provide it with plenty of exercise and room to run.

Appearance

Shedding
Little
Grooming
Low maintenance

The Czech Coarse-haired Pointer is fairly easy to groom requiring only an occasional brushing with a bristle brush. Bathing your pet once or twice a month should be sufficient unless it becomes particularly dirty. Nevertheless, you will want to check the ears regularly for excess wax and clip the nails with a pliers-type nail clipper when necessary.

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Easy to train
  • Czech Coarse-haired Pointers can hunt on any type of terrain and can be used for a variety of game
  • These dogs get along quite well with other household pets including small dogs and cats
  • The first standard for Czech Coarse-haired Pointers was written in 1887
  • The Czech Coarse-haired Pointer is a medium-sized dog that was developed in the Czech Republic as a versatile hunting dog
  • This is a breed that is known by a variety of different names including the Czech Coarse-haired Pointer, Rough-coated Bohemian Pointer, Bohemian Wire-haired Pointing Griffon, Cesky Fousek, Slovakian Wire-haired Pointer and the Barbu Tcheque

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Common Health Conditions in Czech Coarse-haired Setters

The Czech Coarse-haired Pointer is generally a very strong and health dog that can live anywhere from 12 to 15 years of age. In fact, no serious health issues have been reported for this breed. However, there have been isolated cases of Czech Coarse-haired Pointers developing hip dysplasia and alopecia.

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