Bohemian Shepherd – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Herding Dogs
Height:
19 to 22 inches
Weight:
35 to 60 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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The Bohemian Shepherd or Chodsk Pes (also known as the Chodský pes or the Chodenhund) is an old breed originally from the Czech Republic. Dog experts claim that this breed has been around since the early 1300s.

Today, this breed is very rare, but they are still highly popular in their region.

Originally bred to be guard dogs, this breed did an amazing job watching over families during wartime.

Over time their purpose evolved, and they were used as herding dogs as well. This is a medium-sized dog, with a medium energy level making them a great choice for those who have an active outdoor life.

They are highly protective of their family, and if they feel threatened they will bark without any fear until the situation is solved.

The Bohemian Shepherd loves being around children, although children should always be educated on how to behave around dogs.

Still, as herding dogs, their herding instincts may get the better of them sometimes, which is why they shouldn’t be left alone with small children and smaller pets.

Keeping this breed neat and clean is easy, as long as you provide regular brushing sessions. They shed from time to time and require weekly brushing with the right grooming tools.