5) Slovak Roughhaired Pointer / Slovenský Hrubosrstý Stavač
The first dog in this list is the Slovak Roughhaired Pointer, which is a skilled gundog developed in the 1940s and 1950s. The breed was developed by crossing Weimerainers, German Wirehaired Pointers and Cesky Fousek.
This is a very versatile breed, that is capable of tracking, pointing and retrieving in water and land. They are also very adaptable and can hunt even in hard terrain and the Slovak Roughhaired Pointer can hunt variety of animals, for example birds or hares, but also larger game such as deer.
4) Slovak Cuvac / Slovenský Čuvač
There is a long tradition in Slovakia in sheep farming and the Slovak Cuvac is a dog developed to guard these sheeps. This is just amazing livestock guardian, because they are naturally very alert, loyal and watchful.
On the other hand, the Slovak Cuvac is known for its very gentle temperament towards its family, which is why they make great companions. They are also very popular thanks to their stunning appearance and beautiful white fluffy coat.
This is a very big and strong dog with average height between 59-70 cm which is 23-29 inch and weight is typically between 31-44 kg, which is 68-97 pounds. Females are slightly smaller than males.
3) Slovak Hound / Slovenský Kopov
This is another Slovakian hunting dog, which was mostly used to hunt boars. They have extraordinary sense of smell which is their main weapon on the hunt. These dogs are also known for being very intelligent and highly trainable.
Sometimes they are reffered to as Black Forrest Hound, but there is no connection between them and the black forrest and this name was most likely created purely for marketing purposes in USA.
2) Tatra Hound / Tatranský Durič
This is the youngest of all Slovakian dog breeds and it is another hunting dog breed, which loves outdoors, working and spending time with its family and pack. This breed was developed by crossing Dachshunds, Slovak Hound and Bavarian Mountain Hound.
1) Czechoslovakian Wolfdog / Československý Vlčiak
The Czechoslovakian Wolfodog is Slovak and Czech dog breed, as it was developed and recognized during the era of Czechoslovakia. They were developed in 1950s by crossing Carpathian Wolf with German Shepherd, so yes, this is a true wolfdog. The goal was to develop a dog, that will be strong, resilient and endurant just as the wolf, but also trainable and obedient as the German Shepherd. Of course, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs temperament and characteristics are somewhere in between those two animals.
The first litter of Czechoslovakian Wolfodog were much more similar to wolves and they were very independent and hardly trainable, which is why they were again bred with the German Shepherds decreasing the proportion of "wolf-blood" to 6.25% in the fourth generation.
Today, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is a very family and pack oriented dog and is very loyal to its people. On the other hand, they are alert and reserved with strangers, but they should never be agressive without a reason. They are very intelligent, lively, playful and they definitely love outdoors and exploring. This is a great partner for active families.