Cesky Fousek

The Cesky Fousek is a dog breed originating from the Czech Republic, whose name means "Bohemian dog". This dog breed is known for its docile character, intelligence and ability to hunt in difficult terrain.

General details

The breed has a medium size, with a weight that varies between 20 and 25 kilograms. The height in males ranges between 46 and 52 centimeters, and in females between 44 and 52 centimeters. Their life expectancy is approximately 12 years. The Cesky Fousek breed belongs to Group 7 of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), which groups show dogs.

Breed history in brief

The Cesky Fousek is a breed of dog of Czech origin, which was created at the end of the 19th century by breeder Karel Dostal. This breed was bred specifically for hunting and was developed from crosses between the St. Hubert's Dog, the Vizsla Mushroom and the Czech Water Dog. The breed was recognized in Czechoslovakia in 1929. Today, the Cesky Fousek is still very popular for hunting as well as for companionship. This breed has also been used in obedience, agility and field work competitions.

Breed characteristics

This breed of dog has an elegant carriage, with a large head and a straight back. Their eyes vary in coloration from dark amber to chestnut brown and are almond-shaped. The ears hang close to the head. The coat is dense, smooth and thick, with a slightly lop-sided top coat. Cesky Fousek have a wide variety of colors, including gray, black, chestnut, brown and white. Cesky Fousek are very intelligent, obedient and easy to train. This breed is very good at hunting and is able to work as a team to find and chase their prey. In addition, these dogs are capable of hunting in mountainous and swampy terrain. Despite their endurance and hunting abilities, they are also excellent companions and get along well with children.

Common health problems

Cesky Fousek are prone to some common diseases among dogs. These diseases include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, hypothyroidism, ear diseases, chronic inflammatory processes, upper respiratory tract infections, glaucoma, cataracts and retinal detachment.

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