Breed of the Week: The Cesky Fousek…

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.

The Cesky Fousek, from Craig Koshyk's blog Pointing Dogs
The Cesky Fousek, from Craig Koshyk's blog 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.

 

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