Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginSlovakia flagSlovakia
Other Names
What other names does the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer have?
OharSlovensky Hrubosrsty Stavac
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer?
$500-$800
If you choose to purchase the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer? How many Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer are there in the world?
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

There are very few of them, and there have been times when they have almost drifted to the brink of extinction, so few are left.

Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer Size

Size
Is a Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer small, medium or large dog?

How big do Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer get?

Large
Weight
How much does the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer weigh? How much should the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer?
Male: 55-80 pounds (25-36 kg), Female: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer?
Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height
How tall is the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer? Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer height:
Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer?
Male: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm)

Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Dense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer's coat?
GreyGrey Roan
Grooming
How to groom the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer and how often?
Effortless: The Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Ohar?
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AffectionateFriendlyIntelligentGentleKindActive
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer? Is the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer breed dumb or smart?
Smart: Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Average: Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer a good family dog?
High: Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Ohar need? Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer social needs:
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Ohar bark?
Low to Average: The Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Ohar? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer? How much bite force does a Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer do?
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer roam?
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer have high prey drive?
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
It is not recommended to keep the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer breed in the home. It does best in the garden, but if you do want to keep it indoors, it should be exercised thoroughly with long daily walks, so you can keep the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer indoors by introducing daily routines.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer be left alone?
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer temperament with other people:
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer dogs get along with other pets? Are Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer temperament with children:
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer breed live with a cat?
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer dogs get along with other dogs?
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers good office dogs? Do Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers make good office friendly dogs? Can Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers be office dogs?
No
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Ohar temperament with senior people? Are Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer dogs good for elderly owners?
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer breed? Most common health risks of Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer:
Autoimmune DisordersCancerDental ProblemsDiscospondylitisEye ProblemsHip DysplasiaIdiopathic EpilepsyMalocclusionsMetaphyseal OsteopathyOverbiteSkin DiseasesSteroid Responsive Meningitis-arteritisUnderbiteWestie Jaw
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer see the vet?
Frequent
The Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer dogs live? How old can a Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer be? What is the age limit of the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer? How many years can the oldest Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer?

10-12 years
The average lifespan of Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer have? What is the activity level of the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer?
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer need? How much exercise do Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer dogs require per day?
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer breed need?
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer? How much food should I feed my Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer?
2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer risk for obesity:
Average: The Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer drool?
The Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer be a boat dog?

Not really

Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer have in a litter? How many puppies can the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer have? How many puppies can a Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer give birth to?
3-6 puppies

Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer Recognition

AKC Group
Is Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers are easy to train.
  • Hypoallergenic: Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer requires minimal grooming.
  • Adaptability: Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Apartment Friendly: It is not recommended to keep the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer breed in the home.
  • Mouthiness: Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer History

The Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer is a relatively new breed in existence since the 1950s, with precious little being known about its early origin.

In the early 1950’s several unusual puppies appeared in litters of Chesky Fouseks whelped in Slovakia. They had the same rough-haired coat as their Fousek parents, but they were grey in color. The first was a single grey pup that popped up in a litter bred by László Gresznarik. How and why the grey pop ended up in a litter of Cesky Fouseks is not 100% clear. However, experts do know that Gresznarik was instrumental in the development of the Wirehaired Vizsla and may have used Cesky Fouskes, German Wirehaired Pointer, and Weimaraners in some of his early efforts. The grey wire-haired coat probably occurred by chance when just the right combination of recessive genes happened to line up. Gresznarik named the grey puppy Bobi Selle. Later on, Koloman Slimák used Bobi to breed an Austrian born Weimaraner bitch named Monika. Around the same time, when this happened, two more grey rough-haired pups appeared in a litter of Fouskes whelped in the town of Pila. They were actually crossed with the dogs bred by Slimák. Early on, even an experimental study book for the dogs was established by the Slovakian Hunters Union. At first, these types of dogs were registered as Wirehaired Weimaraners, but according to Dr. Wermer Pteir, the formal president of the German Weimaraner club, the request was refused in 1964. However, other sources state that the official position of the German Weimaraner Club wasn’t made public until 1975. Nonetheless, it was clear by the end of the 1970s that the breed would not be recognized as a variant of the Weimaraner, so the breed needed a new name. Some people tried to convince the FCI to recognize the breed as the Slovensky Hrubosrsty Stavac, the Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer. Unfortunately, for a number of reasons, the first application submitted by the breed club was not accepted. Apparently, the FCI requested that the club increase the breed’s population and widen its genetic base before reapply. This is exactly what happened. By the early 1980s, breeders in Slovakia had registered over 400 Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointers and developed three distinct lines. They were developed as all-purpose working dogs, capable of tracking, pointing, and retrieving over both land and water.

They had also established a commission with the expressed goal of gaining recognition for the breed. Finally, on the 6th of June, 1983, at the general meeting of the FCI held in Madrid, Spain, the Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer, the most recently created breed in the extended family of Continental pointing dogs, was announced.

Furthermore, since that time the breed has become a relatively popular gundog breed in Slovakia and has attracted interest in France, the Netherlands. The breed has even made its way to England in 1997 when it was introduced at Cruft’s Show. According to sources, the breed is still in progress and a number of important issues have to be addressed before it can be stabilized. The breed is not yet recognized by the American Kennel Club.

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