Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer
The Slovak Rough-haired Pointer is a gundog breed developed after World War II in Slovakia. It is known by many confusingly similar names in English, including the Slovak Wirehaired Pointer, the Slovak Pointing Griffon, the Slovak Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, and the Slovak Wirehaired Pointing Dog.Despite the nearly identical names, the SRHP is not the same as the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, a smaller but similar breed with a slightly longer coat developed for essentially the same purposes by the Dutch and now most common in France. In the original Slovak, the SRHP breed is known as the Slovensky Hrubosrsty Stavac (Ohar), or the Slovenský Ohař Hrubosrstý In other languages, this breed is referred to as the Griffon d'arret Slovaque a Poil Dur, Slowakischer Rauhbart, and the Grifon de Muestra Eslovaco de Pelo Duro. At one point, the Slovaks who developed the breed asked the Weimaraner Club of Germany to recognize this dog under the name Rough-haired Weimaraner, but the request was rejected.
Also known as
This breed is also called Slovak Rough-Haired Pointer, Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer, Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer, Slovakian Wire-Haired Pointer, Slovakian Wire-Haired Pointing Dog, Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer, Slovensky Hrubosrsky Stavac (Ohar), Slovenský Ohař Hrubosrstý as well as Slovenský hrubosrstý Stavač.
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