Cesky Fousek

USD $500-$700 Price Avg.

Gun Dog



Breed Type

Large, Medium


12-15 years


Breed Information

Group Gun Dog
Popularity/Rank 416
Origin Czech Republic
Other Names Barbu tchèque, Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, Rough-coated Bohemian Pointer
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $500-$700
How much does it cost to buy a Cesky Fousek?
Cesky Fousek are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $500 to $700 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Cesky Fouseks can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Large, Medium
Weight Male: 61-75 pounds (28-34 kg),
Female: 48-61 pounds (22-28 kg)
Height Male: 24–26 inches (60–66 cm),
Female: 23–24 inches (58–62 cm)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Recognized by FCI
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Purpose Hunting, Guardian, Companion
Date of Origin Ancient Times
Ancestry Bohemian Dog and Native Eastern European Pointers

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Coarse, Dense
Coat Colors Brown, Brown ticked, Roan
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Amber, Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Brown
Coat Color Possibilities Brown, Gray
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Wiry
Recommended Brushes Comb, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Adaptable, Affectionate, Caring, Eager, Hard, Keen, Loyal, Working
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Alopecia, Hip Dysplasia
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Low
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 20 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 4 cups
Daily Cost $2.00 - $2.50
Monthly Cost $60.00 - $80.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Cesky Fousek have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 5-7 puppies (Once a year.)


The Cesky Fousek is a medium-sized hunting dog that originated in the Czech Republic. It is a versatile breed that can be used for both pointing and retrieving game. The Cesky Fousek has a strong, muscular body with a long, thick coat of fur. Its head is broad and its muzzle is slightly pointed. Its ears are long and floppy, and its eyes are dark brown or black in color.

Appearance: The Cesky Fousek has an athletic build with strong legs and a deep chest. Its coat is usually gray or black in color, but it can also come in shades of brown or red. The fur on its back may be slightly wavy or curly, while the fur on its belly may be shorter and smoother.

Lifespan: The average lifespan of the Cesky Fousek is between 10 to 12 years when properly cared for.
Size: The Cesky Fousek typically stands between 18 to 24 inches tall at the shoulder when fully grown, weighing between 40 to 60 pounds depending on gender and size variation within the breed standard.
Weight: Males typically weigh between 45 to 55 pounds while females weigh between 35 to 45 pounds when fully grown.
Colors: Common colors include gray, black, brown, red-brown (liver), white (with tan markings), yellow (with tan markings), blue (with tan markings) as well as combinations of these colors such as brindle or sable patterns with white markings on their chest and feet being common among all variations of this breed’s coat coloration patterns.
Personality: The Cesky Fousek is an intelligent breed that loves to please its owners by performing tasks such as retrieving game birds from water sources or tracking down small animals like rabbits in dense brush areas during hunting trips with their owners/handlers/trainers/hunters alike! They are loyal companions who thrive off human interaction but can also be independent thinkers if given enough space to do so without feeling overly confined by their owners’ expectations of them at any given time! They have an even temperament which makes them great family pets as they tend not to bark excessively unless provoked by something outside their normal routine activities which could potentially cause them distress if left unchecked for too long periods without proper guidance from their owners/handlers/trainers/hunters alike!
Friendliness: This breed tends to get along well with other dogs, cats, children and other animals if properly socialized from an early age; however they may become aggressive towards strange dogs if not properly trained from puppyhood onwards due to their natural instinctive desire for dominance over unfamiliar canine companions! They are generally friendly towards people but should always be supervised around young children due to their size & strength which could potentially lead them into dangerous situations if left unchecked by responsible adults at all times!
Temperament: This breed has been bred over centuries for hunting purposes so they have a natural instinctive drive towards chasing after small animals like rabbits & birds; however they can also make great family pets provided they receive enough exercise & mental stimulation throughout each day otherwise boredom could set in leading them into destructive behaviors such as chewing furniture & digging holes around your home’s garden area etc… As mentioned previously though this breed does require consistent training & socialization from puppyhood onwards otherwise behavioral issues such as aggression towards strangers could arise due lack thereof!
Health: Generally speaking this breed tends not suffer from any major health issues although some minor ones such as hip dysplasia have been known occur occasionally; however regular checkups with your local veterinarian should help keep any potential problems under control before they become serious issues down the line… Adaptability Level : This breed does best living indoors where it can receive plenty of attention & exercise throughout each day; however it will still need access outdoors regularly so that it can explore new environments & interact with other animals safely under supervision at all times… Benefits : As mentioned previously this breed makes great family pets provided it receives enough exercise & mental stimulation throughout each day otherwise boredom could set in leading them into destructive behaviors such as chewing furniture & digging holes around your home’s garden area etc… Additionally due its intelligence level this dog will learn commands quickly making training sessions fun yet effective experiences overall thus making life easier for both you & your pet alike!


The Cesky Fousek is a Czech hunting dog that was once on the brink of extinction. The breed was developed in the late 1800s by Frantisek Horak, who wanted to create a versatile hunting dog that could be used for both big and small game. The Cesky Fousek is a descendant of the German wirehaired pointer and the Bohemian wirehaired pointer. The breed almost became extinct during World War II, but was saved by a few dedicated breeders. Today, the Cesky Fousek is becoming increasingly popular, thanks to its unique appearance and hunting abilities.

The Cesky Fousek is a large breed of dog, with males standing up to 27 inches tall at the shoulder and females up to 25 inches tall. The breed has a dense, wiry coat that is black or brown in color with white markings. The Cesky Fousek is an intelligent breed that is easy to train. They are also very loyal and affectionate dogs that make great family pets.