The Cesky Terrier, sometimes called the Bohemian or Czech Terrier, is a small, muscular hunting dog originating from the Czech Republic, where these dogs are considered to be a national breed.
The Cesky Terrier has short legs on a long body and high, triangular ears.
The head is wedge-shaped and features bushy eyebrows and a beard. The nose is either black or liver-colored, depending on the dog’s coat. The almond-shaped eyes are shades of brown.
exercise and enjoys a good game of fetch with a tennis ball.
The Cesky has a body that is longer than it is tall, with his back rising slightly over the loin and rump area.
His head is shaped like a long, blunt wedge, and his medium-size ears have a triangular shape and hang down. The Cesky's eyes are almond shaped and usually brown or dark brown with a friendly expression.
A Cesky loves his family but may be aloof toward strangers. Early socialization is essential with this breed to ensure that he is accepting of guests, people on the street, children, and other animals.
He loves being with his family and will be unhappy and destructive if left out in the yard with little interaction.
Be firm, fair, and consistent when training this intelligent and independent-minded dog. He may have a short attention span, so keep training sessions brief and interesting. He responds best to positive reinforcement techniques using praise, play, and food rewards -- never force.
The American Kennel Club added the breed to its Foundation Stock Service in 1996 and later approved the breed’s addition to the Terrier Group in 2011.
HIGH: This breed loves to run and play and needs daily walks.
HIGH: The coat needs brushing several times per week — to prevent matting — and needs trimming at least 4 times per year.
Other Quick Facts:
- The Cesky was introduced in the wake of World War II, making him one of the newest breeds to attain recognition by the American Kennel Club.
The Cesky is a terror when it comes to toys. He can destroy them in no time flat. Supervise play or resign yourself to frequently purchasing replacements.