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Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer

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Is the Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer right for you?

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Other name(s): Slovakian Wire Haired Pointer, Slovakian Pointing Griffon, Slovensky Hrubosrsty Stavac

The basics:
The Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer was developed at the end of World War II to retrieve game on land and water, and it has proved useful in hunting partridge, pheasant, hare, wild boar, deer, fox, and more. As a result, it has attracted attention throughout Europe and the UK as a fine hunting dog. The Kennel Club (UK) notes that this breed shares the retriever personality-- meaning that it can make an eager-to-please companion for active outdoorsy families even if you don't hunt.

The Federation Cynalogique Internationale (FCI) recognized the breed in 1985.

Appearance / health:
The Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer is of moderate, but muscular build. The length of its body is longer than its height. It has a long head that has a chiseled appearance without any folds. Its ears that are rounded at the tips. The eyes are almond shaped and amber colored.

The Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer is an active dog that will need lots of exercise. These dogs were bred to hunt, they have enormous strength and stamina, and owners need to walk the dogs frequently and allow them to run and play often.

The Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer is quite a hardy breed and does not suffer from any genetic health problems.

Behavior / temperament:
Slovakian Rough Haired Pointers are hunting dogs with a powerful sense of smell. Though usually calm and sometimes playful, they are focused when on the field.

The breed is quite easy to train owing to its high intelligence.

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