Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
The Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon or Český Fousek is a Czech dog breed and is a versatile gun dog. They are wirehaired and have the appearance of having a beard and mustache ("facial furnishings") that are common to the wirehaired dog breeds. There is a huge size difference between the females and males of this breed.
23-26 in (58-66 cm)
49-75 lb (22-34 kg)
The exact origin of the Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is unknown. This dog was kept as a pointing breed in their homeland Czechoslovakia. World War II almost wiped out this dog breed but thanks to enthusiasts this dog breed managed to survive. Today Český Fousek are popular hunting dogs in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Dog Breed Characteristics
Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon has a medium-long and wiry coat like many griffon dogs have. They have a double coat with a soft inner layer and a harsh and wiry outer coat. As with all double coat dogs, Český Fousek is no different and you will have to brush them weekly to keep the hair under control. During shedding seasons daily brushing is advised to remove dead hair and to keep the dog looking good.
Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon coat colors:
- Dark roan with or without brown patches
- Brow with ticked markings
- Brown without any marking
You will also have to check their ears regularly for any signs of infections (bad odor, redness, etc.). You can wipe their ears with the cotton ball dipped into an ear cleaner. Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon teeth should be brushed weekly to remove tartar build-up and to secure fresh breath and healthy gums. Their nails should be trimmed when you hear their nails clicking on the floor.
Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dogs are very active and they will enjoy all fun daily activities. You can take them on long walks, play with them in the house or throw them ball outside – whatever you choose your dog will enjoy and be happy. If their daily physical needs are met you will have the most lovable dog with whom you will not have any problems.
To ensure that you end up with the best possible dog, early socialization is a must. Start socializing your Český Fousek as soon as you bring him home. With proper socialization, you will ensure that your dog doesn't become shy or aggressive. Expose your Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon to many different dogs, people, sight, and sounds and that will teach him how to properly react in many different situations.
Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and kids
Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dogs are an excellent choice for families with kids and they will be great playing partners for them. Take note that no matter how good your dog is you should never leave him alone with kids so any unwanted behavior wouldn't emerge.
Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and other animals
Český Fousek generally can get along with other dogs if they are properly socialized and introduced from an early age. However, there can be situations where your Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon will not like the company of other dogs. Since this is a true hunting dog, smaller animals in the household are not advised since they have a strong prey drive and will in most cases try and pursue smaller animals as they perceive them as prey.
Every dog can develop some health problems and Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon also can suffer from some conditions. To be sure that you will end up with the dog with the best possible health, always buy Český Fousek from a responsible dog breeder. Responsible breeders will regularly check their breeding dogs to ensure that their puppies will be without inherited diseases.
Český Fousek can suffer from:
- Ear infections
- Hip dysplasia
- Eye problems
Český Fousek breeders
Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is not a very popular dog across the world so you must be patient if you want to get this dog. When trying to find Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breeders take your time and explore all your options. We advise you only to search and contact official and responsible dog breeders because if you do so you can be sure that your future puppy will have the best possible start in life - good and responsible breeders take good care of their dogs and provide them with everything they need.
World Dog Finder team