Thinking about purchasing an Cesky Terrier? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Cesky Terrier breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Cesky Terrier owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Cesky Terrier and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Cesky Terrier Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Cesky Terrier and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Cesky Terrier Profile
The Cesky Terrier is a small but sturdy, rectangular terrier with short legs, drop-ears, long coat and a big heart. They are muscular dogs, slightly longer than they are tall. They have long heads that have a blunt nose and deep set eyes. Its feet are large and its coat is thick and silky. This breed can be either bluish grey or chocolate brown in color. Cesky Terriers carry the fading gene, found in few other breeds, such as the Bearded Collie. The fading gene is a gene that causes the dog's hair to fade as it grows, much like the graying of people hair as they get older. On blue dogs, the skin is grey and on brown dogs the skin is tan. As the blue dogs get older their fur will turn more grayish, while as the brown terriers will turn a light brown coffee color. The face is a forest of hair, and in some places is curly. Facial hair on this breed is not clipped, and gives the terrier the look for long bushy eyebrows and beard. Calm, responsive and devoted, the Cesky Terrier makes a wonderful family pet in a wide range of living situations. Cesky Terriers get along well with people of all ages and are usually good with other pets as well. They are often easy going and easy to take care of. The Cesky is less aggressive and independent, and more eager to please than the typical terrier. They are said to be much more mild than regular terriers. They are usually patient, gentle, and good with anyone. They are also very adaptable.
Other Names: Czech Terrier, Bohemian Terrier, Ceskỳ Teriér
Height: 10 - 14
(ranging from silver to dark charcoal). Some are a uniform color, while others
have lighter markings (pale gray, yellow or cream) on the face and extremities.
Some white markings are permissible, but the basic color must predominate. Ceskys
contain the fading gene, which lightens their fur color as the years go by.
Puppies born black will lighten over time, turning blue to gray. This process
can take up to 3 years. Light coffee-brown (with puppies born chocolate brown)
is possible, but this color is extremely rare.
Terriers are a balanced, non-aggressive, pleasant and cheerful companion, who
is anxious to please and easy to train. The Cesky can be somewhat reserved towards
strangers, but is devoted and loving with their family and those they know.
The Cesky is calm and has a kind disposition. With hunting animals low to the
ground they can be feisty, persistent and stubborn. They are fearless towards
bigger animals. They make good family pets as they are good with children and
most other animals. They are patient, mild and gentle.
Watch-dog: Very High.
Like any terrier, Ceskys are very alert of their surroundings and will let you
Cesky Terrier Care and Exercise:
Brushing/combing two times a week. Clipping every 6-8 weeks.
Cesky Terriers are non-shedding, so regular grooming is required to keep the
coat mat-free. Clean the corner of the eyes frequently and remove excess hair
from the ear canal during bi-monthly grooming/clipping session. Trim hair between
foot pads and keep nails clipped regularly. Ceskys regularly have their fur
clipped on the upper body, while the lower and chest is left as it is. The eyebrows
and beard are also left as they are. Because they love food, exercise is helpful
to maintain a healthy weight. However exercise requirements are easily met with
a daily walk or game of fetch.
Activity: Medium. Active
and playful outdoors, mellow and quiet in the house.
Cesky Terrier Health Issues: Usually very healthy and robust. Because of the Scottie in it's background, a condition known as Scottie Cramp is possible, but not prevalent in the breed.
Life Span: 10 - 14
Country of Origin:
AKC Status: The Cesky Terrier is currently registered with the AKC Foundation Stock Service. It is still considered a rare breed in the U.S., and has not yet achieved AKC recognition. The Cesky was recently given full recognition in the Terrier Group by the Canadian Kennel Club, and it is expected to achieve AKC Miscellaneous Class status in the U.S. in the near future.
Class: Terrier, Gun Dog
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