Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer

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 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)
  • 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 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.


Additional Info

  • Height: 57cm - 64cm
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