The Bohemian Spotted dog is still relatively young dog breed, that was developed in 1950s in Czechoslovakia by František Horák. Mr. Horák is also known for developing another czech dog breed, the Cesky Terrier. The Bohemian Spotted dog was developed in Physiology institute as the ideal laboratory dog. The breeding started by crossing two mutts, one similar to fox terrier and second to german shepherd. Later, the breed was also crossed with German Shorthaired Pointer.
2) Laboratory dog
The Bohemian Spotted dog was never meant to be companion dog as it is today. It was bred for purposes of the Physiological institute and it was a laboratory dog. As the laboratory dog, the Bohemian Spotted dog was bred to have suitable size, high fertility, low consuption of food, non agressive and good personality and smooth coat. Today, many of these characteristics are reason, why the Bohemian Spotted dog is more and more popular companion dog.
The Bohemian Spotted dog was mostly an object of medical and genetical research. It is believed, that it was the first animal in Czechoslovakia with successful transplantation of kidney. The Bohemian Spotted dog was also studdied for epilepsy, heredity of missing teeth and heredity of the spotted coloration.
4) Companion dog
Up until the 1980s, this breed was almost among the ordinary people. That changed in 1981, when this dog some of the dogs in the institute were given to breeders and they started to bred them as companion dogs. And it is an excellent companion, because the Bohemian Spotted dog is known for its kind and outgoin temperament, friendly nature towards both, people and other animals, great loyalty, patience and empathy. These dogs can be great partners for kids, but you should always supervise any dog breed with very young child. Overall, this is a good choice for unexperienced dog owners, because these dogs have amazing temperament.
This is a medium sized dog breed with athletic body. The average height is between 43-53 cm, which is 17-21 inch and weight is typically between 15-22 kg, which is 33-48 pounds.
The Bohemian Spotted dog comes in two different coat types and two colorations. The color is always tricolor and it is a spotted combination of either black, tan and white or brown tan and white. And you can also choose either short haired or long haired Bohemian Spotted dogs.
The Bohemian Spotted dog is normally not used for the typical dog jobs, such as hunting, herding or guarding, but they can make great adepts for therapy dogs. The Bohemian Spotted dog also excells at various dog sports, such as agility, dogtrekking, frisbee or obedience trials.
Since the 1981, the breed is known as Česky strakatý pes, or translated to english, as Bohemian Spotted dog or Czech Spotted dog. But before that, this breed was named after its founder, mr. Horak and it was named as Horaks laboratory dog.
The Bohemian Spotted dog is excellent companion for active people, because they will always be ready for any outdoor adventure. They love long walks and hikes and they also make great jogging partners. With enough exercise, this dog is pretty calm and laid back indoors. Especially younger Bohemian Spotted dogs need regular daily exercise that will satisfy them physically but also mentally.
Today, in January of 2021, the Bohemian Spotted dog is still not recognized by any major kennel club, but there is a drafted breed standard and the breeding organized under the authorities of the Association of Czech Spotted Dog and the Kennel Club for Rare Breeds.