Achouffe are happy in the field of work, browse our local shoot via the link below.

We are passionate about Weimaraners, those silver grey, sleek, intelligent versatile and aloof gundogs originating from Weimar in Germany. Indeed they are the very ones who first aroused our interest in the working dog. Being part of the hpr group, he hunts, points and retrieves game. To witness him working well in the field whether it be that of a Working Test, Field Trial on the Pheasant Shoot or heather covered Grouse moor is totally breathtaking and can easily give the most hardened working dog man goose bumps.  He is a picture of stylish power and stamina with enormous ground cover. However he can be by far one of the most testing to train and not one for the faint hearted, but if his qualities are harnessed and perseverance reigns there has to be no finer gundog.

However, our introduction to the imports of the Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer (Slovenský Hruborstý Stavac) who is an amalgamation of the Weimaraner, the German Wirehaired Pointer and the European Ceskey Fousek was in complete contrast to the Weimaraner, we found this wonderful new breed to be much more biddable, completely compatible and at ease with man and his beasts. These hpr’s who are primarily an air scenting dog, do actually excel on tracking game. They are extremely clever users of their abilities being slightly slower in pace than his historic predecessors, are more thorough and seldom miss anything. He is definitely not one to be underestimated as there isn’t much which escapes these large dark nostrils. To us, having such a happy disposition he is as near perfect as one can get being much easier to train and completely trustworthy in the field by comparison and simply lives to be loved.


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As recommended at the SRHP Club (provisional) Inaugural Meeting back in 2005 and as part of our commitment to this new breed and their inevitable small gene pool Achouffe have featured every single Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer puppy from the litters which we have bred available to view via their pictorial pedigrees on MM Puppies and Some of our Family pages.

2008 saw the breed standard becoming accepted by the Kennel Club enabling the Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer to be shown in UK Import Register Classes, and from 2013 Import Classes have been on offer to qualifiers placed at Championship Shows for Crufts; this is a real milestone for the breed.  Unfortunately due to UK legislation changes introduced in 2007 the Kennel Club ruling for entry of docked dogs at some Championship Shows including Crufts means (even though they are qualified like many others) Achouffe gundogs will be denied exhibition at this prestigious event as they are legally docked for their original intention of working purposes.  They have however been proven to be ‘fit for function and fit for life’ which is what the Kennel Club campaigns for and therefore feel they are, in effect, ‘Docked and Denied’.

visit – Docked and Denied Facebook page.

Click here to view the photos from the Boothby Shoot

Published Reviews on Our Kennels

See what Field and Rural Life Magazine had to say about Achouffe

“Excuse me but what breed is your dog?” Countrymans Weekly May 2013 .pdf  by kind permission of Countrymans Weekly, article & photography by Matt Limb Images

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