Cesky Terrier

Cesky Terrier

Cesky Terrier At a Glance

Country of Origin:

Czech Republic

Breed Group:

AKC (Terrier); ANKC (Terriers); CKC (Terriers); FCI (Terriers); KC (Terrier); UKC (Terrier)


Small to Medium. Weight: Male: 18; Female: 15.5 lbs. Height: Male: 11.8; Female: 11 inches


Soft, silky and wavy


Gray, Gray-Blue with Tan, Yellow or White, Light Mocha

Life Span:

10 to 15 years

Breed Profile

Affection Level
Barking Tendencies
Cat Friendly
Cold Weather Tolerance
Exercise Needs
General Health
Grooming Needs
Hot Weather Tolerance
Kid Friendly
Shedding Level
Social Needs
Watchdog Ability

Did You Know?

The Cesky Terrier was bred to work on certain terrain types -- specifically the forests of Bohemia.

Cesky Terrier Overview

This dog breed is sometimes referred to as the Bohemian Terrier. The Cesky Terrier was developed by geneticist Frantised Horak in the Czech Republic. Several crossbreedings of the Scottish and Sealyham Terriers produced the Cesky. This dog breed is fairly rare in North America. The Cesky Terrier is popular in their homeland, Germany, Holland and other Scandinavian countries.


Cesky Terrier Characteristics

This dog breed is sturdy, low-set and longer than they are tall. The Cesky Terrier is tough and hardy, and has tremendous stamina. This dog breed is extremely agile, hard working, elegant and an enthusiastic hunter.


Cesky Terrier Temperament

Bred to be less aggressive than most Terriers, the Cesky makes a loyal and devoted companion dog. They do well with people of all ages and other dogs. The dog does not like to be left alone for extended periods and will become destructive when lonely or bored. They are extremely well mannered and eager to please. The dog is loving, affectionate, pleasant and calm. This dog breed has a very protective characteristic that makes them watchdogs. The breed makes a fabulous companion.

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Cesky Terrier Care

This dog breed requires a fair amount of maintenance. The Cesky Terrier’s coat should be trimmed regularly and brushed and combed at least twice weekly. Trimming of the hair in the ears and between the paw pads is also needed. This breed has no major hereditary diseases, but is susceptible to a non-life threatening issue known as Scottie Cramp that restricts movement.


Cesky Terrier Coat

This is a single coat dog breed. The coat of this breed is soft, silky and wavy. To be presented in show, the coat should be trimmed short on the back, leaving thick eyebrows, beard and long leg furnishings. Cesky Terriers shed little to no hair.


Cesky Terrier Training

This dog breed is both intelligent and obedient. However, this dog breed does have a stubborn streak and early socialization and obedience training is recommended. Training should be performed with fairness, firmness and consistency.


Cesky Terrier Activity

This dog breed adapts extremely well to apartment or city living, provided they are sufficiently exercised. They enjoy long walks, off-lead play and makes a great jogging companion.

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