The Bohemian Shepherd is a medium-sized dog with a thick, lush coat. The undercoat protects them from all sorts of weather, and you can expect quite a bit of shedding! They have long necks and pricked ears, and usually come in black and tan coloring. They look quite a bit like German Shepherds and can often be mistaken for them, but this is a different dog entirely!
These dogs are known for having great personalities, and will fit right into your family life. They’re affectionate with their families and truly gentle with children. They love their owners and don’t often have the stubborn temperament that many other clever dogs have. That means they’re great to train because they’re generally happy to please and a joy to train. Stick with positive reinforcement and have patience, and you’ll end up with a truly great dog.
Bohemian Shepherd – An Energetic Dog
These dogs, however, are incredibly active. That means despite their gentle nature, you should be prepared to give them a good outlet for their energy. That could mean running around a fenced-in backyard and a good walk each day. Mental stimulation can be just as important. Make sure you provide plenty of lickmats, puzzles, and trick training to keep them amused.
Even the best dog can become bored and destructive if they aren’t getting their needs met.
The Bohemian Shepherd is a pretty healthy breed. They do have some problems they can be prone to (like hip dysplasia), but if the parents have been health-tested and you keep up with preventative vet visits, you shouldn’t encounter too many issues with your dog. If you get them from a shelter, the health testing may not be possible, but responsible breeders should do it. All in all you are going to be taking on a very rewarding dog but one that needs looking after.