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Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer

The Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer is a robust, workmanlike member of the Hunt Point Retrieve breeds from the Gundog group. Solidly built with athletic lines, the SRHP has a rough, broken coat, covering a muscular body, and creating an attractive beard, moustache and eyebrows that lends this dog an intelligent and earnest expression.

12 – 15 years
25kg – 34kg
57 – 68cm
All shades of grey, with or without contrasting grey patching, or a speckled grey roan. White markings may be seen on legs and chest.
UK Kennel Club Groups
Gundog (Import Register)
The need-to-know
  • Dogs suitable for experienced owners
  • Extra training required
  • Generally healthy breed
  • Enjoys active walks
  • Enjoys more than two hours of walking a day
  • Large dog
  • Some drool
  • Requires grooming once a week
  • Chatty and vocal dog
  • Barks and alerts to visitors/anything unusual
  • Generally friendly with other dogs
  • May need additional training to live with other pets
  • Great family dog
  • Needs a large garden
  • Can live in semi-rural areas
  • Can be left occasionally with training
Generally healthy breed

The Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer can suffer from:
- Hip dysplasia 

Priority Kennel Club health schemes and testing: 
None but there are several recommended schemes that the Kennel Club recommends which can be found here.


Bold and intelligent, the Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer is an active, energetic breed that really needs to be working most of the day, or resting having done so. They are relatively easy to train as long as you understand how to motivate them using positive reinforcement. Harsh handling and aversive methods will result in a shut down and unhappy dog as they are quite sensitive. Friendly and exuberant, the SRHP needs to be with their family or their person most of the day and as such is more suited to someone with an outdoor lifestyle or job where the dog can accompany them. With consistent training and early socialisation, the Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer is a good companion, and gets on well with visitors, other dogs and children.

Did You Know?

  • The developers of the Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer approached the Weimaraner Club of Germany to discuss recognising the SRHP as a Rough-Haired Weimaraner. Whilst Weimaraner’s do occasionally appear in a long-coat version, the Club rejected this proposal.