OF ORIGIN: Czech
Republic and Slovakia.
SKILLS: Field sports dog
and family pet.
SIZE: The shoulder-height is 60-66cm (23 1/2 - 26in) for dogs and 58-62cm
(22 3/4-24 1/2in) for bitches.
COAT: The coat is rough and the most usual color is a brown (with or
without patches), but plain brown with a white chest is also possible.
REQUIRED: The condition
of the coat determines how often the Cesky Fousek needs to have its hair
hand-plucked: never, once a year, or more often. The beard, moustache, and eyebrows are left alone during this
process. Between plucking sessions, brush the coat occasionally and clip
any excess hair between the pads of the feet. Check for any hair growth in the ear passages and remove it.
CHARACTER: This is a friendly, intelligent, and gentle-natured dog which is
affectionate, tractable, obedient, and vigilant. Indoors they are calm; outdoors they are very active and tough on
themselves. The Cesky Fousek is an all-round field sports dog but is a
specialist pointer (they stand unmoving facing their prey as the wind
carries the scent of wild game to them).
TRAINING: Because they are quick and eager pupils, the training of this breed
is not particularly difficult. Make
sure, though, that there is plenty of variety because when they are made
to do the same thing over and over they will protest.
BEHAVIOR: Cesky Fousek get on fine with other dogs and other household
animals, although their hunting instints can cause problems with
cats, for example. They are fine with children provided they are not pestered by
EXERCISE: These through-and-through hunting dogs need lots of exercise to get
rid of their energy. If you
are unable to hunt with the dog or do not wish to do so, then it is
essential to let them trot alongside a bicycle regularly and to let them
run and play off the leash. This
will keep the dog mentally as well as physically fit.