Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer

USD $500-$800 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



11-12 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 548
Origin Slovakia
Other Names Ohar, Slovensky Hrubosrsty Stavac
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $500-$800
How much does it cost to buy a Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer?
Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer 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 $800 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 Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Large
Weight Male: 55-80 pounds (25-36 kg),
Female: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg)
Height Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm),
Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Lifespan 11-12 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Hunting, Pointing, Retrieving
Date of Origin 1950's
Ancestry Cesky Fousak, German Wirehaired Pointer, Pudelpointer, Weimaraner

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Dense
Coat Colors Grey, Grey Roan
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Amber, Blue
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Gray
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Wiry
Recommended Brushes Deshedder, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Active, Affectionate, Caring, Delicate, Friendly, Gentle, Intelligent, Kind
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 Autoimmune Disorders, Cancer, Dental Problems, Discospondylitis, Eye Problems, Hip Dysplasia, Idiopathic Epilepsy, Malocclusions, Metaphyseal Osteopathy, Overbite, Skin Diseases, Steroid Resp
Hypoallergenic Yes
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 16 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 80 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3 cups
Daily Cost $1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost $39.00 - $52.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 3-6 puppies (Once a year.)


The Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in Slovakia. It is a versatile hunting dog, used for pointing and retrieving game. The Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer has a strong, muscular body with a short, dense coat that can be either black or brown in color. Its head is broad and its muzzle is long and tapered. Its ears are long and pendulous, while its eyes are dark brown in color.

The average lifespan of the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer is between 10 to 12 years. It typically stands at around 20 to 24 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 40 to 60 pounds when fully grown.

The Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer has an even temperament and is loyal to its owners. It loves being around people and enjoys playing with children as well as other animals such as cats or other dogs. This breed also loves being outdoors, so it needs plenty of exercise on a daily basis in order to stay healthy and happy.

The Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer is generally friendly towards other dogs, but may be wary of strangers if not properly socialized from an early age. This breed also tends to be protective of its family members, so it should always be supervised when interacting with children or other animals outside the home environment.

In terms of health issues, the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer can suffer from hip dysplasia or eye problems such as cataracts or glaucoma if not properly cared for throughout its life span. Regular vet checkups are recommended in order to ensure that any potential health issues are caught early on before they become more serious problems down the line.

When it comes to adaptability levels, the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer does well both indoors and outdoors depending on how much exercise it gets each day; however this breed does best when given plenty of space outdoors where it can run around freely without being confined by walls or fences for too long periods of time each day . As far as benefits go , this breed makes an excellent companion animal due to its loyalty , intelligence , trainability ,and affectionate nature .


The Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer is a breed of dog that was once on the brink of extinction. The breed is thought to have originated in the Czech Republic, but it is also believed to have been developed in Slovakia. The breed was developed by crossing the German Shorthaired Pointer with the wire-haired variety of the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog. The resulting offspring were then crossed with the German Wirehaired Pointer. This created a dog that had the hunting ability of the German Shorthaired Pointer, but with a coat that was more suited to cold weather conditions.

The Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer was used extensively for hunting in its native country, but the Communist regime that came to power in Czechoslovakia in 1948 put an end to this. The new government saw dogs as a symbol of capitalism and banned all hunting dogs, including the Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer. This led to a drastic decline in numbers and by the early 1990s, there were thought to be only around 30 Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers left in existence.

However, since the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia in 1989, there has been a resurgence in popularity for the breed and today there are thought to be around 1000 Slovakian Rough-haired Pointers in existence. The breed has also been exported to other countries such as Germany, Austria and Switzerland.