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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.

  • 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

Key Facts

Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Weight:  25kg – 34kg
Height:  57 – 68cm
Colours:  All shades of grey, with or without contrasting grey patching, or a speckled grey roan. White markings may be seen on legs and chest.
Size:  Medium
UK Kennel Club Groups: Gundog (Import Register)


Family-friendly: 5/5
Exercise needs: 5/5
Easy to train: 5/5
Tolerates being alone: 1/5
Likes other pets: 5/5
Energy level: 5/5
Grooming needs: 3/5
Shedding: 3/5
Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer walking through bushes


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?

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.

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