Czech Spotted Dog

This breed is rare even in Czech Republic, there is indeed not many of these dogs. Their origin is not too cheerfull, they were created by F.Horak in the fifties of 20th century for laboratory use. As a breed it was officially registered in 1960 as Horak´s Laboratory Dog. Luckily enough for the dogs, after 1980 there was no use for them in research anymore and they were given to the public breeding under new name “Czech Spotted Dog”.

Czech Spotted Dog
Czech Spotted Dog of today is middle-sized tricolored dog, with short or rarely long hair. The color combinations are either black-yellow-white or brown-yellow-white. The breed is not officially recognised by FCI. They are excellent family dogs, friendly to both people and animals. They can easily live in the appartement, as well as outside. Czech Spotted Dogs are smart, agile and fast learning dogs.

Note: The dog on the photo is already 12 years old!

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2 Responses to “Czech Spotted Dog”

  1. Hi Mirka,

    Very interesting! I know a dog (from the obedience training) that could be a Czech Spotted Dog! I once asked the owners which breed their dog was, and then they told me that the dog was a laboratory dog. The breed was specially made for that purpose and the dog that I’m talking about was used in a labo as well! The first year of her live, she lived in the labo. She had to run several kinds of test. Now she has allergy of everything, even grass. She used to be very scared and withdrawn, but she’s doing well now. She looks a lot like the dog on the photo you made.
    The owner of the dogs works in the labo. There were a lot of dogs like her. They had to be ‘removed’ from the lab (they had to be killed), but that man took care of the dogs and placed them all in a good home.
    So maybe it’s the same breed…

    Greetings,

    Liesbeth

  2. Well, as far as I know, the Czech Spotted Dogs are not used or kept in Czech laboratories for more than 20 years. And they were used for research on inheritance of epilepsy, transplantation of kidneys and also research on lack of teeth in dogs. There might still occur epilepsy at some of them, or missing teeth, but the Club says it´s not worse than in other dog breeds.

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