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Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer (Imp)


Illustration of Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer (Imp)

The breed was recognised by the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI), the international canine body in 1983, so this is a very modern breed. The breed was developed by crossing the Czech Pointer with a German Wire Haired Pointer. To this combination was added Weimaraner blood, resulting in a wire coated dog with the silver grey Weimaraner colouring. A few were imported into the UK by working gundog enthusiasts in the early years of the 21st Century.

The Gundog Breed Group

Dogs that were originally trained to find live game and/or to retrieve game that had been shot and wounded. This group is divided into four categories - Retrievers, Spaniels, Hunt/Point/Retrieve, Pointers and Setters - although many of the breeds are capable of doing the same work as the other sub-groups. They make good companions, their temperament making them ideal all-round family dogs.

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