Bohemian Shepherd

The Bohemian Shepherd is also known as Chodsk� Pes or the Chodenhund. This intelligent and gentle breed has been long used as herding, watch and guard dogs. The dog is now being used for other purposes as well such as guide dog, search and rescue dog and helping dog for handicapped.

This multipurpose dog is medium in size with height and weight between 19-22 inches and 35-55 lbs respectively. The body is very compact and built harmoniously. It closely resembles the German Shepherd and it is believed that the German Shepherd developed from this ancient breed.

A Bohemian Shepherd has a flat skull that tapers slightly to the eyes. The stop is moderately defined. The head is tightly and smoothly covered with skin. The wedge shaped muzzle narrows to a medium sized black nose with well opened nostrils. This breed has dry well fitting lips, strong and long jaws and snow white evenly spaced teeth that meet in a scissor bite. Medium sized eyes are almond shaped and rather obliquely set. Dark brown in color, the eyes have a pleasant expression. Erect small triangular pointed ears are broad based. Ears are densely covered with the hair. The neck that blends smoothly into the withers is elegantly covered with long lush hair. Oval shaped chest is deep, reaching the level of the elbows. The rather short back is straight. The short smooth loin is in a straight line with the back. The long well furred tail usually hangs down whether the dog is at rest or on the move. The dog has a double coat that is water resistant and comes in two colours, black or tan.

The Bohemian Shepherd is NOT recognized by AKC or any other major kennel club.

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