Bohemian Shepherd

Breed Summary

The Bohemian Shepherd has a medium size and length. Long, thick fur and a rich undercoat allow them to survive in harsh weather. The body is compact and well-proportioned with a high set, small, pointed, erect ears, and a long, elegant neckline. A fluid, light, and unhurried gait is one of the typical characteristics of this breed.

Country of Origin: Czechia

AKC Classification: Foundation Stock Service

UKC Classification: Herding

Exercise Requirements: >40 minutes/day

Height: Female: 19.3-20.5 inches; Male: 20.5-21.7 inches

Weight: Female: 37-53 lbs.; Male: 41-60 lbs

Physical traits: Medium-sized, Compact, Well-proportioned

Coat: Length: Medium

Characteristics: Double coat

Colors: Black and tan

Overall Grooming Needs: Moderate

Personality traits/Temperament: Friendly, Devoted, Alert and Intelligent

Energy Level: Average

Tendency to Drool: Low

Tendency to Snore: Low

Tendency to Bark: Low

Tendency to Dig: Low

Social/Attention Needs: Moderate

Life Expectancy: 12-15 years


The Bohemians are a healthy breed of dog. There are a small number of diseases that affect the Bohemian Shepherd but so far nothing has suggested the breed suffers at a high degree to any disease. Some dogs can develop itchy skin conditions where baths with a high quality dog shampoo and conditioner is recommended. Flea control is also essential. The breeding program is aimed at reducing hip and elbow dysplasia, degenerative, myelopathy, and epilepsy.


The Bohemian Shepherd does well on a high-quality diet for its athleticism and for a shiny coat. Add a high-quality dog multivitamin to complete the nutritional circle. The Bohemian Shepherd is easy to care for the dog. The breed is tough and resistant to cold weather. However, in the summer they can suffer from the heat. The breed should be kept indoors because of its devotion and love of the family and its need for a cool place to lie down.


The Bohemian Shepherd makes an excellent family dog because of its devotion to family members and the adoration of children. They are friendly to strangers and get along well with other household pets. However, they will be watchful over the family and yard. They are an athletic breed that loves to work but is also happy cuddling on the couch. The breed will not do well in training using harshness, constant drilling, or monotony.


The Bohemian Shepherd likes to be working in activities but can also lay on the couch and cuddle with the family. They are a medium energy breed, without nervousness, and benefit from daily exercise, training, walk or play. Use paw balm daily to protect their feet.

Fun Fact

This breed is the national identification in the Czech Republic.


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