Cesky Terrier

Cesky Terrier Dog Breed

About Cesky Terrier

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Ceskys are fleshy, short-legged, and beautiful hunters no more than 13 tall at the shoulder. The fine, silky coat comes in many shades of gray, including a stunning platinum. The wavy facial hair gives the Ceskys a sporty, continental look, and the medium-long neck gives a dash of elegance to these sports, opening up the working areas.

While the Ceskys are as determined and prey-driven as any other Earthdog, they are mailer than a typical terrier. Careful of strangers and the protection of loved ones, they are particularly good watchmen without nappies. They train well and want to please. Here’s the catch: They are a rare breed, with only around 600 people living in the US. A wonderful family dog, if you are lucky enough to find one.

Cesky Terrier Dog Breed


However Cesky (aka Bohemian Terrier) is the only Czech breed in the AKC stud book known as the nation Bohemia, then Czechoslovakia, and finally the Czech Republic can present a long, distinguished history of dog breeding. This tradition goes back at least to the 14th century, when Charles IV, the Holy Roman Emperor and the King of Bohemia held a grand kennel of international fame. But it is not the Middle Ages but the World War II era where the Cesky story begins.

Like the Doberman Pinscher and Boykin Spaniel, the Cesky (pronounced “”chess-key,”” meaning Czech) is a breed born of a person’s vision. In this case, the visionaries were the mid-20th century Czech breeder, sportsman, and geneticist Frantisek Horak, who hunted in the jungles outside Prague.

Horak established an ambitious breeding program. His ideal was a dog that could go to the ground and send a rat like a true terrier, but be gentle and obedient at home as retreaters as well as work in packs like hounds on big games. Was.

If the Cesky looks something like a cross between the Scottish Terrier and the Seeleyham Terrier, it stands to reason what it is originally. Horak employed a prudent cross of Scots and Seals over the years to make the dog of his dreams. (At least one canine historian suggests that, at some point, Horak introduced the Dundee Dinmont Terrier and transformed the Dashasund into a genetic mixture.)

The old Czech proverb “”like a dog, like a master”” certainly applies to Horak. According to a 2011 story in the AKC Gazette, “”Horak persisted through World War II and a communist revolution with a terrier-like determination to forge his vision of a new hunting breed.””

The Ceskys were first imported to the United States in the late 1980s, and the breed was admitted to the AKC in 2011.

General Appearance

The Cesky Terrier was developed as a well-muscled, short-legged and well-pigmented igh-qunting terrier that could operate in packs. The Cesky Terrier has a natural drop ear and a natural tail. The cesky is taller than it is long and has a top line that rises slightly higher on the lones and rump. It sports a soft, long, silky coat in shades of gray from charcoal to platinum. The right coat is clipped to emphasize slim impressions. The hallmarks of the breed must be unique to themselves with a lean body and graceful movement.

Cesky Terrier Dog Breed


This breed drools very less, are prone to allergies and shed minimum


This breed is not very bright, needs a lot of maintainence and is not dog friendy
Cesky Terrier Dog Breed


The gestation period in lasts for 60-64 days The primary period of the reproductive cycle of the female is called Proestrus and goes on for around 9 days. During this time the females begin to draw in males. The subsequent part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive to the male. It goes on for around 3 to 11 days. The third part is the Diestrus. Usually, it happens around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for distinctive red and reaching its end. The vulva gets back to average, and she will no longer allow mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time span between heat periods ordinarily keeps going around a half year. The litter size ranges between 6 to 8 puppies at a time.


Unlike grooming in some terrier breeds, hand stripping has not been suggested for Cesky’s coat. Instead, the body is clipped. You should visit a professional groomer referred by your breeder to ensure that your dog is properly groomed. There are so few Ceskys that it is unlikely that most grooms have ever heard of the breed. Between grooming, as the caskey coat does not shed dirt, as some hard coats do, it will require regular bathing. They grow a lot of hair in the ears, and must be removed during each grooming appointment to prevent ear infections. The ear should be cleaned regularly to remove excess wax and other debris.


Cesky terriers are considered to be slightly less stubborn and thus can be trained more easily than some other terrier breeds. They still require a strong hand in a child’s glove. If negative or rigorous training methods are encountered, they will be discontinued, so use only positive, reward based approaches to training. Cesky terriers are highly intelligent, intelligent and feudalistic, which makes them a good candidate for training for dog sports. They have a very high hunting drive, however, which must be eliminated from start to finish.


Cesky enjoys daily exercise and playing sessions with his boss. He should always be on a lease when not within a securely enclosed area, however, and his yard should be evacuated. The breed has a very strong hunting drive, and if he sees or smells what he believes as a prey, Cesky may not be able to give chase.


Your vet may point you to a high quality diet that is suitable for your dog. This is a breed that loves food, so monitor its food intake carefully. Know which human foods are safe for dogs, and which are not.


With a small gene pool in the states, breeders are doing their best to eliminate genetic health problems that are currently possible in the breed. These include patellar laxation (slipped stifles), cardiac problems, progressive retinal atrophy, and cataracts. Many suffer from a neurological issue, known as scooty cramp, which is somewhat debilitating but not life-threatening, which causes your dog to have cramps, which affects his movement. Your breeder can discuss potential health issues with you and help you make informed decisions about your dog’s health. You should get copies of your dog’s parents test certification.

Recommended health tests from the National Breed Club:

  • Cardiac examination
  • Patella rating
  • Dentition exam
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