Czech Breed Survey

You will find many of our foundation breeding dogs have carried a full breed survey as well as most of their ancestors. The Czech breed survey is similar to the East German breed survey system. The Czech's use a series of letters and numbers in the breed survey. The table below is a translation of a Czech "Bonitacni Karta," or Survey Card and describes the various numbers and letters used to describe a dogs physical appearance and working traits.

Part 1 is valid from 1990 to present. Part 2 is valid for surveys completed prior to 1990.

Overall Appearance Appropriate Breed Features Ears, Color, Pigmentation Personality Traits
Typical Appearance of a Mongrel 0 Faulty head A Light eyes 0 Considerable hardness, courage and fight drive 1
Too light, greyhound like 1 Steep angles of the fore legs B Poor Pigment T Good hardness, courage and fight drive 2
Small - under sized 2 Straight, short croup C Wolf gray, light features U Sufficient courage, hardness and fight drive 3
light for height requirement 3 Steep croup D Wolf gray, dark features V Insufficient courage, hardness and fight drive 4
Required strength, build, refinement height: Dog: 60-62 cm Female: 55-57 cm 4 Steep angulation of hind legs E Incorrect ears W Dog releases bite on handler command P
Required strength, build, refinement height: Dog: 63-65 cm Female: 58-60 cm 5 Steep angulation of thigh bones F Dark pigment Q Dog did not release bite on handlers command N
Height within standard, but more coarse, less refined 6 Incomplete set of teeth G Black with light features I
oversized but proportionate, complies with standard build, refinement 7 Bite irregularity Black with dark features X
too heavy, very little refinement 8 Correct expression, excellent proportions J totally black Y
coarse 9 long back K Long coat Z
blocky M
Shallow chest N
Strong head P
Faulty tail R
ligaments not firm S

PART II - Survey for dogs prior to 1990

Overall Appearance Appropriate Breed Features Ears, Color, Pigmentation Personality Traits
Typical Appearance of a Mongrel 0 Faulty head A Light eyes 0 Totally shy, excluded from breeding 0
Too light, greyhound like 1 Steep angles of the fore legs B Poor Pigment T Nervous, gun shy, excluded from breeding 1
Small, under sized 2 Straight, short croup C Wolf gray, light features U Shy, Fearful 2
light for height requirement 3 Steep croup D Wolf gray, dark features V Sharp, aggressive, aloof 3
Required strength, build, refinement height: Dog: 60-62 cm Female: 55-57 cm 4 Steep angulation of hind legs E Incorrect ears W Very sharp, aggressive, hardly manageable 4
Required strength, build, refinement height: Dog: 63-65 cm Female: 58-60 cm 5 Steep angulation of thigh bones F Dark pigment Q Brave, hard against threat, easily manageable, good natured 5
Height within standard, but more coarse, less refined 6 Incomplete set of teeth G Black with light features I Brave, aggressive, sensitive to strikes 6
oversized but proportionate, complies with standard build, refinement 7 Bite irregularity Black with dark features X Calm, very little courage, too sensitive 7
too heavy, very little refinement 8 Correct expression, excellent proportions J totally black Y Indifferent, strong nerves, little sharpness 8
coarse 9 long back K Long coat Z dull, no sharpness, excluded from breed 9
blocky M
Shallow chest N
Strong head P
Faulty tail R
ligaments not firm S