The recently revived breed by the name of Chodsky Pes is descended from the smaller and lighter Bohemian dogs, as well as German Shepherds. The original Bohemian Mastiff shouldn't be confused with the Czech Mountain Dog or the aforementioned modern Bohemian Shepherd Dog. The future might hold the promise of a dedicated effort to revive the old Bohemian Mastiff as well. Certain sources are suggesting that there are still some original mastiffs to be found today, but this hasn't been confirmed.
The coat is long and dense, always black-n-tan in colour. Average height is around 30 inches.
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this article is rather inaccurate. Black-and-tan mastiffs have never existed in the Czech country. The black-and-tan dog was old watchdog „chodský pes“ (Czech Shepherd Dog, Bohemian Shepherd Dog) (with history to the 13th century (?)) and its reconstruction from the 20th century. But these dogs belong to the smaller longhair German Shepherd dog types, not molossers.
A molosser so different that it could be considered a separate breed has never lived in the Czech (Bohemian) territory. The Czech mastiff dogs were the same like other similar forms bred in Central Europe (called bullenbeisser, bearenbeisser, saupacker ....). They were all very diverse, too. Their employability was more important than the „blueblood“ breeding. Before they were replaced by modern breeds, these dogs had been called according to the purpose of use, not according to the blood.
„Řeznický pes“ – in the Czech language = a butcher's dog, a collective name for dogs used for riding and herding cattle and pull carts, ancestors of Boxers, Great Danes, Rottweilers, Giant Schnauzers, etc.
„Tarač“ – a defunct Czech word, a collective name for watchdogs, bandog
„Štváč“ - a defunct Czech word, = hound, a collective name for the hunters of dangerous wild animals (bears, aurochs, boars, wolves....)
„Býkohryz“ –a defunct Czech word, a free translation = Bull-biter
„Medvědohryz, medvědoštváč“ – a defunct Czech words, a free translation = Bear-biter, Bear-hound
„Kancohryz“, „divočákohryz, „kanečník“ – a defunct Czech words, a free translation = Boar-biters
„Komorní pes“ – from the Czech language, meaning "Room-dog"; Aristocrats´companion - for living in interiors. (They wore gold collars in palaces, in contrast to guard dogs with silver collars.)