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(Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, Czech Coarsehaired Pointer, Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer, Rough-coated Bohemian Pointer) The Cesky Fousek is a medium-sized pointer with a strong appearance. The breed has a short, firm back that slopes from the withers to the croup. Their loins are short and moderately arched, and their chest is lyre-shaped and features a ribcage that is in proportion to the overall shape of the dog. The belly is moderately tucked up and the shoulders are well-muscled and developed. The neck is comparatively long and well-muscled and it sits high at the withers. The shoulders are strong and firmly muscled, and the limbs are straight and strong. They have a slightly domed skull that is somewhat rounded and the stop is moderate and marked towards the forehead. Their broad noses are dark brown in color and feature open nostrils, and their jaws are powerful and clearly defined. Their teeth close in a scissor bite and their almond-shaped eyes are deep-set and amber to chestnut in color. The Cesky Fousek’s tail is often docked. The coat of this breed is short-haired and coarse in texture, and it exists in dark roan and brown. Brown patches or ticked markings on the forechest and lower part of the limbs may or may not be present.

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The wirehair coat consists of 3 coats protecting them from the elements and is able to dry quicker. The coat of this breed is not short and requires regular maintenance just like any wire breed.

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The Cesky Fousek is full of energy and aims to please. They are highly intelligent, cheerful, and like children. They love all of their family members equally, and they are very loyal and protective. They are people-oriented and don’t enjoy being apart from their family. It’s important for this breed to receive plenty of exercise. If they are left alone for extended periods of time, they can become timid and destructive. When properly trained and socialized from an early age, the Cesky Fousek makes a wonderful companion. They have strong hunting instincts and they are bred and trained to work. They will follow interesting scents and they shouldn’t be left unattended with small animals. When raised with other dogs and cats from a young age, the Cesky Fousek will generally get along with them. This breed is very noble, calm, gentle, and easy to train. They are an ideal hunting partner. They like to bark and they are often a bit reserved with strangers.

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22 – 26 inches
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48 – 75 pounds
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General Health

The Cesky Fousek has no recorded health concerns or issues. This breed typically lives for 12 to 15 years.

The Cesky Fousek has the best Pennhip results of any working breed. Below 2.7%.

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The Cesky Fousek was the most widely used wirehaired Pointing dog in the Czech and Slovakian Republics during the time just prior to the First World War. After the war, the Cesky Fousek was nearly extinct. Breeding efforts were implemented, and the foundation for the breed’s regeneration was brought about by some of the original specimen from which the modern type of Cesky Fousek was evolved. Today, the Cesky Fousek is gaining in popularity. They are a breed of gundog that belongs to the family of wirehaired pointers of Continental Europe.

The Cesky Fousek dates back to the 13th Century and is documented to be the oldest wirehair in existence.

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The short-haired coat of the Cesky Fousek is easy to groom and maintain. It should be brushed regularly with a firm bristle brush and bathed only as necessary. A rub-down with a chamois or clean cloth will leave the coat with a gleaming finish. The feet of this breed should be regularly checked, especially after the dog has worked or exercised. To prevent the onset of a chill, the Cesky Fousek should be dried off thoroughly. Ears should also be examined regularly. This breed is a moderate shedder.

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Ideal Environment

The Cesky Fousek is not suited for life in a small household or apartment. They are happiest with an athletic family and at least a large-sized yard. When bored, the Cesky Fousek is quite the escape artist, so it’s necessary to have a tall, fenced-in yard. Exercise is of the utmost importance for this breed, and they need rigorous daily activity. Without proper exercise, the Cesky Fousek will become restless and destructive.

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I have a nine year old male cesky. We've had him since he was seven months. we bred him last spring with a similar breed and now we have one of his pups as welll which is now 3 and1/2 months. As we expected our dog avoided the puppy for the first 2 weeks,only letting him share his bed as long as the puppy was calm. It is now the 5th week and the mature dog is playing with the pup: starting with a game of tag...then ending up into a sort of wrestling match. It's seems like horse play. I don't know if I should let them play like this.

Sure it is okay. Adults play with kids all the time. Socializing is very important and he learns to interact. That being said it is also VERY important for him to socialize outside his regular circle and do things on his own so he can develope his own personality without the so called pack and pecking order influence. Balnce of variety will make him complete.

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