Everything You Should Know About The Czech Bearded Dog Breed

 Everything You Should Know About The Czech Bearded Dog Breed

Everything You Should Know About The Czech Bearded Dog Breed



The Czech bearded dog is a dog with a powerful and enduring look

The Czech Bearded, also called the Cesky Fousek, is a medium-sized dog with a powerful and enduring look. It is above all a hunting dog, and more particularly a stopper. He exudes strength and he is tough. As a pet, the Czech Bearded is affectionate, very attached to its master and easy to train.

  • The physical aspect of the czech bearded manheight: 58 cm to 66 cm
  • Weight: 22 kg to 34 kg
  • Hair: semi-long and hard
  • Color: mottled brown, solid brown or dark roan (mixed white, red and black hairs)
  • Life expectancy: 11 to 13 years
  • Gestation period: 63 days

Origin of the Czech Barbu

As its name suggests, the Czech Barbu originated in former regions of Eastern Europe, more specifically the former Czechoslovakia, located today in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. This dog was mainly used as a pointing hunting dog. Traces of its ancestors can be found from the Middle Ages.
The Czech Bearded almost disappeared after the Second World War, but it was then rehabilitated by breeders to become today one of the 3 most common breeds in its region of origin. It was recognized as a breed internationally in 1963.

Description and characteristics of the Czech Barbu

The Czech Bearded is of medium height. His body exudes strength and he is a tough dog. It is particularly recognizable thanks to its muzzle which is getting thinner and its wide nose. The lower part of his head, like his lips, is covered with longer and softer hair than on the rest of his body, and forms like a beard. His eyebrows are also full of hair.

The dark colored eyes of the Czech Bearded are almond shaped and give him a very intelligent and benevolent look. He has tapered ears at their tip, set high, which he wears drooping along his head. The coat of the Czech Bearded has the particularity of being composed of 3 kinds of hair. A dense and soft undercoat which falls in the summer and which has the function of protecting this dog from humidity. A hard hair 3 to 4 cm in length and what are called bristles, that is to say a longer stiff hair (5 to 7 cm) particularly present on his chest, his back line, his shoulders and which forms sort of fringes on the front of its legs.


Everything You Should Know About The Czech Bearded Dog Breed


Character and behavior of the Czech Bearded Man – Who is it for?

The Czech Bearded is above all a hunting dog as well at ease in the fields, the woods or the water. It is also used to control pests. He needs a lot of exercise and is therefore better suited to a sports master.

  • As a pet, the Czech Bearded is affectionate and very attached to its master. Sociable, he also appreciates the presence of children. Even if he has a strong temperament, like most hunting dogs, he is a relatively easy dog to train. 

How to take care of the Czech Bearded:

His needs

The Czech Barbu is a hunting dog that needs a lot of physical exercise and wide open spaces. This is why its habitat is more the countryside than the city.

  • On the maintenance side, the Czech Barbu only requires regular brushing (once a week) except in summer when he loses part of his undercoat requiring more thorough brushing.

The diet of the Czech Bearded

The Czech Bearded does not require a particular diet. As with all dogs, it must be of good quality, varied and suitable for their age, state of health and physical activity. The health of the Czech Bearded Man
The Czech Barbu is a robust and very resistant dog that does not present any particular health problems. However, it is advisable to watch and clean his ears well because he is prone to ear infections.

achraf ben ammar

About the blogger: An expert in breeding and training dogs. He obtained his certificate in this specialty in 2012 from the Military School. He developed his field from the specialty of dogs to an expert in raising pets in general.

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