Back when I was a kid, “bohemian” went with two things: Bohemian Rhapsody , the wacky rock-opera by ’70s super group Queen, and lazy people who didn’t stink like hippies, but who still didn’t have full time jobs. I had no idea Bohemia was an actual place, or that this region had its own breed of pointing dogs.
Now I know better. Thanks of Wikipedia I know Bohemia is a part of Europe in the modern Czech Republic. And thanks to the book Pointing Dogs, Volume One: The Continentals I know the Cesky Fousek is a shaggy looking dog that used throughout Europe.
With its long hair, mustache and beard, the breed has a rough dignity to it. In America we would call it versatile breed, and like a GSP, it’s a do-it-all kind of hunting dog. To learn more about it, check out this write up on Craig Koshyk’s blog. For the full story, be sure to buy his book.