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Bohemian Shepherd

Bohemian Shepherd

The Bohemian Shepherd, or Chodsky pes, is a breed of herding dog originating from the Czech Republic. This breed has a rich history and is known to have been around as early as the 14th century. The Bohemian Shepherd’s work drive makes them a great choice for a herding breed, and their stable temperaments make them amiable companions to boot.

Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 19-22in

Female: 17-20in

Weight

Male: 35-55lb

Female: 30-50lb

Fun Fact

Though the Bohemian Shepherd shares some physical characteristics with the German Shepherd Dog, it is an older breed. It's thought that the Bohemian Shepherd was used to develop some lines of the German Shepherd Dog, however!

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About this Breed

The Bohemian Shepherd, or Chodský pes, is a breed of herding dog originating from the Czech Republic (or rather, in the Bohemia region that is now considered part of the Czech Republic). This breed has a rich history and is known to have been around as early as the 14th century. The Bohemian Shepherd’s work drive makes them a great choice for a herding breed, and their stable temperaments make them amiable companions to boot. This breed will do best living in an area where they have space to roam and a job to do, although a properly-exercised Bohemian Shepherd could also be at home in a suburban environment. This is not a breed typically recommended for urban families due to their need to work.

Bohemian Shepherds on Embark

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    Jaskier (Hyperon, Krosandra)

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    Hexis Krosandra

    Harmonie Krosandra (Hazel)

    Harmonie Krosandra (Hazel)

  • BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY DE SAN HOSTYN

    BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY DE SAN HOSTYN

    Kyra

    Kyra

    Baji

    Baji

Common Locations

  1. Czechia
  2. Suomi
  3. Gelderland, Nederland
  4. Nedersaksen, Duitsland
  5. Ontario, Canada
  6. Moravian-Silesian Region, Czechia
  7. Olomouc Region, Czechia
  8. Lower Saxony, Germany
  9. Lombardia, Italy
  10. Midden-Bohemen, Tsjechië

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