StampNews.com is glad to introduce to our readers' attention a newly issued funny stamp by Czech Post that depicts a playful puppy biting its "daddy's" ear.
The puppy's father looks at us with an expression of parental exhaustion. This is one of the most popular breeds of dogs in Czech Republic ‒ the Czech Spotted Dog.
The Czech Spotted Dog (formerly Horák's Laboratory Dog), commonly known as a spotted dog or "strakáč" in Czech, is a medium-sized breed of sociable dogs of Czech origin. The breed is not recognized by the World Canine Organization FCI. Although the dogs had nearly become extinct, careful breeding has been increasing their numbers.
The Czech Spotted Dog depicted on a new stamp by Czech Post is a medium-sized breed. Its height at withers is 45-53 cm (male) and 43-51 cm (female). Its body length is 110-120 percent of the height at withers. The dog is square-built with balanced proportions and not very heavy. The ears are tilted forward. The double coat can be short or long. The short coat is flat. The long coat is flowing and only slightly curled.
The coat is always tri-coloured in an equally valued combination of either black, tan and white or brown, tan and white. The proportion of the dark (black or brown) and the white part of the coat is 1:1. The dark colour is the underlying colour covered with tan markings. There are tan and dark spots on the white patches in the tan part and in the dark part of the coat, respectively. The spots must be distinctive without creating the impression of blending.
The breed's creators deliberately bred in character traits that would make them easy to deal with in the laboratory, and their descendants are still eager to please and cooperative. They are good with people and other dogs. If trained from the beginning, they will be very good with other pets. The dogs are very social and form a strong bond with their owners. Overall, they are easy to breed and are as happy in small apartments as they are in houses or gardens.