Breed of the Week: Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer

Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer, from Craig Koshyk's Pointing Dog blog
Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer, from Craig Koshyk's Pointing Dog blog

In the world of bird-dogs, the Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer is still just a pup. With less than 60 years under its collar as a recognized line of Continental hunting dogs, it’s a pointer that’s still evolving and being defined.

The Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer’s main ancestors are the Weimaraner, the German Wirehaired Pointer and the Cesky Fousek, and you don’t have to look closely to see the forefather’s stamp on the progeny. With it’s dun-coat, old-man beard, and intelligent face, it’s easy to see where the¬†Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer came from. What remains to be seen is if this dog will have enough appeal in the future to survive as a distinct breed.

You can find out more about the Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer in¬†Craig Koshyk’s book Pointing Dogs: Part One, the Continentals. It’s a great read and well worth the money.

Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer, from Craig Koshyk's Pointing Dog blog
Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer, from Craig Koshyk's Pointing Dog blog

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