Country of origin
A medium-sized sheepdog type with an oblong-shaped body. It has a long coat with rich underhair, which makes it hardy and weather-resistant. Its bodily structure has superb harmony. All its body parts are aligned so as to make the whole compact and graceful. The breed is characterised by its posture and its short ears, the elegant shape of its long neck and withers, as well as the richness of its long coat. It moves lightly and freely. It is noted for its lively personality with no signs of nervousness. It is affectionate towards family members, particularly with children. With strangers it is restrained, although when those it loves or their belongings are threatened it can become fierce and aggressive. It is an excellent dog for guarding, protection and for company, and is able to handle difficult training. It is blessed with an outstanding nose and performs sniffing work easily and with spirit. Its ideal medium size and ease of control mean that the Chodský Dog can be used for guide-dog training, while its excellent sense of smell make it ideal for rescue work and for finding people after avalanches. It also has a gift for guarding herds and work in a harness.
Behaviour and nature
A lively dog with fast, although not rash reactions. Slightly docile, attentive, easy to control, amenable. It is modest, undemanding and tenacious. It is remarkably affectionate with small children and makes a lovely member of the family. It is fearless, has strong nerves and is exceptionally vigilant. It has a superb sense of smell.
Height and weight
The height at the withers must be: 52 to 55 cm with dogs, 49 to 52 cm with bitches.
Optimal weight ranges between 18-25 kg.