Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer

Summary

The Slovak Rough-haired Pointer is a recently recognized gundog breed developed after World War II in Slovakia. It is known by many confusingly similar names in English, including: Slovak Wirehaired Pointer Slovak Pointing Griffon Slovak Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Slovak Wirehaired Pointing DogDespite 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) Slovenský Ohař Hrubosrstý In other languages, this breed is referred to as the Griffon d'arret Slovaque a Poil Dur Slowakischer Rauhbart Grifon de Muestra Eslovaco de Pelo DuroAt 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.

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Also known as

This breed is also called (Slovenský Hrubosrstý Stavač), (Slovenský Ohař Hrubosrstý), Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer, Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer, Slovakian Wire-Haired Pointer, Slovakian Wire-Haired Pointing Dog as well as Slovensky Hrubosrsky Stavac (Ohar).

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