Although the exact origin of the Cesky Fousek (pronounced "ches-key fow-sek") is still a mystery, it is believed that they originated around the modern-day region of the Czech Republic. Hunting dogs considered to be early ancestors are mentioned in documents as far back as the 14th century and specific references of rough-coated brown dogs began to be noticed around 1883. The Cesky may go by many other names such as the Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, Czech Coarsehaired Pointer, or the Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer but there is no mistaking their reputation for being an excellent hunter. In 1965, they even were featured on postage stamps in the Czech Republic due to their use in the region, in addition to other neighboring countries such as Germany and Austria. Today, the Cesky Fousek remains a popular hunting partner in both Europe and other parts of the world.
The Cesky Fousek is a medium-sized, athletically built breed with an appearance of strength and endurance. They are a multipurpose dog whose versatility is well-recognized for their adaptability to all types of work. The most noticeable trait of the Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is their brown or brown and white wirehaired coat that is coarse, harsh, and weather-resistant which enables them to work on both land and water. In addition to having a double coat, these dogs also have webbed toes. Their strong muzzle has a powerful jaw that sports longer and softer hair, forming a beard. The Cesky Fousek has almond-shaped eyes that are dark amber to deep chestnut in color and velvety ears that hang loosely to the side of their somewhat narrow head. The tail of these sporting dogs is commonly docked.
Cesky Fousek Temperament & Training.