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Cesky Fousek


COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:  Czech Republic and Slovakia.

SPECIAL 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. 

CARE 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.

SOCIAL 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 them. 

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.






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