Height: 22 to 24 inches (male); 20 to 22 inches (female).
Weight: Averages 60 pounds (male); averages 50 (female).
Availability: Very difficult to find.
ORIGIN : Formerly Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic.
UTILIZATION : Pointing dog.
BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY : The Cesky Fousek was the
most widely kept wirehaired Pointing dog in the region of the present
day Czech and Slovakian Republics in the time before the first World
War. This World War and its consequences were responsible for the
Cesky Fousek nearly dying out in the twenties. The regeneration of
the breed was implemented. The foundation for this regenaration was
brought about by some of the original typical specimen from which
the modern type of Cesky Fousek was evolved by planned breeding.
At present its numbers are in second place for all hunting breeds used
in the Czech and Slovakian Republics.
GENERAL APPEARANCE : The Cesky Fousek is a medium sized,
wirehaired, noble pointer, whose general appearance shows strength
and endurance. It is a multipurpose dog with inherent qualities for
field and water, as well as for work in woodland. In spite of his innate
sharpness to vermine, he is easily trained and very devoted to his
HEAD : The lean, somewhat narrow and long head is set high on the
neck. The muzzle is somewhat longer than the skull and the nasal
bridge is moderately arched (Ramâ€™s nose).
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : In the upper part of the forehead and the cranial region
moderately domed and slightly rounded, somewhat broader in dogs
than in bitches. The superciliary arches clearly defined and
pronounced so that they emphasize the impression of angularity of the
head and form deeper eye sockets. The occiput is barely noticeable.
Stop : Moderate, yet marked towards the forehead.
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Broad with open sensitive nostrils. The colour of the nose
leather must always be dark brown.
Muzzle : Narrows moderately from eyes to nose.
Lips : Fairly strongly developed; form a flexible edge to the muzzle,
with the upper lip forming a moderate overlap.
Jaws/Teeth : Jaws strong, clearly defined and well muscled. Teeth
strong, with scissor bite and full complement of teeth.
Eyes : The almond shaped eyes show a kind expression and denote an
astute nature. The eye should be deep set, dark amber to deep
chestnut in colour. The eyelids fit close to the eye, which they enclose
completely and are well developed; they are grey – black in colour.
Leathers : Set on high and broad, narrowing markedly towards the
tips. The length of the leathers reaches to two thirds of the cheeks and
the end of the leathers are moderately rounded. They must lie close to
NECK : Of medium length with well developed muscles, yet dry and
set high at the withers. The crest of the neck is moderately arched.
Back : The short firm back slopes from the well developed withers
towards the croup.
Loins : Short, relatively broad and moderately arched.
Croup : Moderately sloping, sufficiently broad and suitably long.
Chest : Together with the shoulder blade, seen from the front, the
chest forms a lyre shape. The ribcage must be oval and its width in
proportion to the overall build of the dog. The lower chest must reach
at least to the elbow joint. The forechest should be well developed.
Seen from the side, the sternum should protrude clearly. The ribcage
is formed by well sprung ribs which are arranged in good proportion
throughout its entire length.
Belly : Should be somewhat tucked up to facilitate free movement, yet
it must not give the impression of leanness.
TAIL : The sacral bone must be positioned so that the musculature
does not influence the tail carriage which should be horizontal or only
very slightly upwards. Set-on should form a continuation of the
topline. It is medium strong and docked by 3/5 of its length.
Shoulders : The shoulder blade is distinguished by well developed
muscles. The shoulder placement should be really sloping and form a
blunt angle with the upper arm.
Elbow : Must be firmly made and muscled.
Forearm : Upright and straight with pronounced, dry muscles.
Pastern : Should be relatively short, almost vertical and only
moderately sloping towards the front.
Forefeet : Compact; they have the shape of a blunt spoon, with well
arched, tight toes and strong nails of dark grey to black colour. The
pads are thick and coarse and fully pigmented. There is a noticeable
atrophied remnant of webbing between the toes.
Pelvis : Must be sufficiently long.
Upper thigh : Broad, with well developed muscles.
Lower thigh : Slopes backwards; must have correct angulation to
enable flexible movement.
Hock joint : Not too high set, lean, with a long only moderately
protruding heel bone.
Rear pastern : Almost vertical, short and adequately strong.
Hind feet : The same shape as the front feet. Dewclaws are removed.
GAIT / MOVEMENT : Movement should be completely regular at
walk and trot with the backline showing barely any deflection and the
footprints virtually covering each other at the trot.
Make up of coat : The coat consists of three types of hair :
â€¢ Undercoat : Soft and dense, 1,5 cm long. Prevents dampness
penetrating to the skin and is almost completely shed in the
â€¢ Topcoat : 3 to 4 cm long, suitably harsh and coarse. Close fitting.
â€¢ Guard hair : 5 to 7 cm long, specially harsh and straight.
Particularly noticeable on forechest, topline, flanks and shoulders.
On the front part of the front and hind legs, the coat is shorter and
coarse; it is longer on their rear side, forming feathering. The tail
must not have a brush on the underside.
Coat on head : On lower jaw as well as on lips, the hair is longer and
softer, forming the beard, typical on this breed. The hair on the
eyebrows points obliquely and noticeably upwards. The forehead,
cranial region and cheeks are covered by short coarse hair. Leathers
are covered by short, softer, smooth hair.
COLOR : Permitted colors are :
â€¢ Dark roan with or without brown patches.
â€¢ Brown with ticked markings on forechest and lower part of the
â€¢ Brown without any markings.
SIZE AND WEIGHT :
Height at the withers : Dogs : 60 to 66 cm.
Bitches : 58 to 62 cm.
Weight : Dogs: Minimum 28 kg,
maximum 34 kg.
Bitches : Minimum 22 kg,
maximum 28 kg.