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Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer (Imp)


Illustration of Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer (Imp)

The breed was recognised by the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI), the international canine body in 1983, so this is a very modern breed. The breed was developed by crossing the Czech Pointer with a German Wire Haired Pointer. To this combination was added Weimaraner blood, resulting in a wire coated dog with the silver grey Weimaraner colouring. A few were imported into the UK by working gundog enthusiasts in the early years of the 21st Century.

Breed Group
Vulnerable Native Breed
How much exercise?
Up to 1 hour per day
Length of coat
How much grooming?
Once a week
Supposedly sheds? *
Town or Country
Type of home
Large House
Minimum Garden Size
Over 10 Years

* If you are asthmatic or have an allergy, you should consult your medical advisor before considering obtaining a dog. More information can also be found on the Kennel Club website.

The Gundog Breed Group

Dogs that were originally trained to find live game and/or to retrieve game that had been shot and wounded. This group is divided into four categories - Retrievers, Spaniels, Hunt/Point/Retrieve, Pointers and Setters - although many of the breeds are capable of doing the same work as the other sub-groups. They make good companions, their temperament making them ideal all-round family dogs.

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