Original Name : Český Fousek
Type : Braccoid
Male size : 23½-26 inches
Male weight : 61¾-75 lbs
Female size : 22¾-24½ inches
Female weight : 48½-61¾ lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Czech Republic
Ceský Fouseks are members of a noble breed of medium-sized, wirehaired dogs, with a general look of endurance and force. These versatile pointers have inherited the qualities needed to work in the field, in the water and in the forest. Easy to train and very devoted to their master or mistress.
Dry, fairly straight, long, set high on the neck, the muzzle is a little longer than the skull and moderately arched.
Short, thickset, sloping from well defined withers to the fairly broad, appropriately long croup, which slopes slightly itself; short, relatively broad, very slightly arched loins.
Dark roan with or without brown patches, brown with ticked markings on chest and lower legs, brown without markings.
Set very high and broad, tapering to the slightly rounded tips, two-thirds the length of the cheeks.
Extending from the topline.
Made up of three types of hair: soft, dense undercoat, just over half an inch long to prevent dampness reaching the skin, which is almost totally shed in summer; close topcoat 1-1.5 inches, fairly harsh and coarse; especially harsh, straight guard hair 2-2¾ inches.
Ceský Fouseks were the most widespread wirehaired pointers in the lands of Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia before World War I. The Great War decimated the population, but a planned program managed to resurrect the breed, which is the second most popular hunting dog in contemporary Czech republic and Slovakia.
Ceský Fouseks are versatile pointers – great in water or on land – that are capable of employing brute force to accomplish their mission.