history of breed
Something about breed:
History of CMD started in 12.8.1977.
On this day the first seven puppies were born in the kennel Třeboň - Kopeček, which were created by crossing of a female Slovak Cuvac Galka and a black and white draft dog named Leif, imported from Athabaska.
At the birth of the breed was Mr. Petr Hanzlík, later longtime chairman of the Czech Mountain Dog Club. His intention was to breed a steadfast, hardy and unpretentious dog, well manageable and versatile, including as a pulling dog, suitable for hitching. The crossing of him was caused by the absence of Nordic draft breeds (malamute, husky, samoyed) in the then Czechoslovakia and unsuccessful attempts to harness the other breeds here, mainly German shepherds.
The name got a new breed according to the place of origin and use: CZECH - originated in Bohemia, HORSKÝ - suitable for mountain and submontane areas and PES only logically added the whole name according to the type of animal. As a national breed, the Czech mountain dog was registered in 1984.
For FCI registration is still waiting.
USE OF BREED:
Thanks to the increase in the number of stud animals, the Czech mountain dog ceased to be used only as a draft sled dog and became a truly versatile dog. He was employed in agriculture as a shepherd dog, several dogs passed rescue tests. You can use a Czech mountain dog as a good hitchhiker or in obedience activities. With its good agility it is used in agility, the friendly nature makes it a dog suitable for canistherapy. Carrying loads or pulling loads does not make him difficult. It is increasingly used in families as a good companion and reliable guardian.