A very widespread and traditional activity in the Czech Republic, based on owning animals for commercial purposes or as a hobby. As a hobby, it mostly refers to dog owning, which is why Czechs are called a nation of dog lovers. Endangered species in the Czech Republic are protected by more than a dozen zoos.
A very old breed of cattle, now critically endangered. Their total number is estimated at only 100.
Czech national breed of dog connected with the novel Dog-Heads (Psohlavci) by Alois Jirásek and illustrations by Mikoláš Aleš. It is medium-sized, calm and friendly, with black hair, an excellent guard and search-and-rescue dog. It can be regarded as a part of cultural heritage.
Czech national dog breed, created in 1954 as an experiment. Today, it is a popular companion dog. It was one of the first animals in Czechoslovakia on which kidney transplant was performed.
A hunting dog, one of the Czech national dog breeds. It was formerly known as “Bohemian dog” and is probably the oldest breed of wire-haired pointers in Europe. The oldest Czech cynological society was founded for the purpose of protecting this breed.
A strong horse breed commonly used in agritourism and ecological farming. Unlike the original Belgian Horse, the Bohemian-Moravian Belgian Horse is smaller, although still strongly muscled.
A globally popular hobby. It is pursued by both individuals and institutions. Traditional types of collecting include, for example, philately, while other types are also popular, depending on current trends. In the Czech environment, the latter included collecting “Cs” in the 1980s.
Small pieces of plastic, usually in the shape of the letter “C”. In the 1980s, they were popular collectors’ items among children, probably due to their shortage in Czechoslovakia. Their cult was supported in 1984 by Michal David’s song Cs, She Collects Cs (Céčka, sbírá céčka).
Czech national breed of goose developed from the Czech Goose. It was recognised as a separate breed in 1988 and several years later it was inscribed on the European list of poultry breeds.
Original regional Czech breed of chicken. An economically significant egg-laying breed that was protected from extinction by breeders and associations in the early 20th century.
The original Czech breed of goose, especially suitable for small-scale breeding. Although the breed was in danger of extinction due to crossbreeding with other breeds, the Czech goose was saved in the 1980s. It was included in the genetic fund of commercial breeds.
Czech national dog breed, a cross between a female Slovak Cuvac and a black-and-white working dog of unknown origin. The first puppies were born in 1977, today it is a numerous and beloved breed, suitable for Czech mountainous and foothills.
A small sport horse bred in the Czech Republic in the last 20 years. Its studbook was founded in 2000 and today there are approximately 750 Czech Sport Ponies.
Czech national dog breed, the first Czech breed to be recognised by the International Cynological Federation. It is a result of crossbreeding a Scottish Terrier and a Sealyham Terrier. It is successfully bred abroad as well.
Original Czechoslovak, although primarily Czech, lifestyle connected with spending time outdoors, or in tramping camps as a specific type of recreational facility, tramping music, fashion and camping. A number of tramping slang expressions have entered the Czech language.
Originally Czech horse breed with a strong body, making up half of the entire horse population in the Czech Republic. There were 19 thousand recorded Czech Warmbloods in 2014.
Czech national dog breed, a crossbreed of a German Shepherd and a Carpathian wolf. The first crossing experiment was carried out in 1958 by the Border Guard. After the breakup of Czechoslovakia, Slovakia took over the patronage of the breed.
Small manual technical work done at home, involving various amateur modifications of objects or their creation using one’s own hands. Before 1989 in particular it was occasionally a necessity, because of which most Czechs are familiar with it and in its own way is a part of the Czech national identity.
East Bohemian zoo specialising in African animals. It is unique in the world for its effort to protect critically endangered species.
Leisure activity in an allotment garden or in a garden by a cottage or family house. One of the reasons it is a favourite in the Czech Republic is the fact that is connected to other leisure activities, such as spending time in cottages.
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