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Cesky Terrier Breed Profile


The Cesky Terrier (pronounced ches-kee) is a sturdy, small, non shedding dog devoted to its family. They are very adaptable make great pets for those with allergies. Although they have a kind, calm disposition, they do make good watch dogs and will let you know when a visitor arrives. Ceskies, a fairly young dog breed, are capable of competing well in obedience, tracking, and agility competitions. Originally bred for hunting, they are now gaining popularity in the U.S., U.K., and Canada.

Cesky Terrier


Origin:             Czechoslavakia
Utilization:      Companion
Registration:   AKC Terrier Group
Size:                Small
Height:            10-12 1/2 Inches
Weight:           13-22 pounds
Lifespan:         10-13 years
Shedding:        None if groomed regularly
Colors:             Blue grey or dark charcoal

Cesky Terrier Links:

 Cesky Terrier Rescue Groups
 National Cesky Terrier Club

Grooming:   The non-shedding coat is left long under the belly, legs and beard. Will need professional grooming every 2 months and weekly brushings to prevent from matting.

Social Skills:   This friendly small dog gets along with other dogs and household pets.

Personality:   Ceskies have a calm, kind dispositon and are very affectionate, devoted companions. May be somewhat reserved towards strangers. Very good watchdogs.

Children:   Very good with children.

Housing:   Very versitile. Easily adaptsto apartments, condos, as well as country living.

Exercise:   Low. Daily walks and some play in the yard.

Training:   Intelligent. Trains easily.

Health:   No significant problems.

History:   The Cesky Terrier is sometimes referred to as Bohemian Terrier and has a relatively, very young history. Its origin is Czechoslavakia, developed by geneticist, Frantisek Horek in 1949. Originally bred as game dogs to hunt in groups, they were produced using Sealyham and Scotty Terriers and resulted as a small, but courageous breed. The Cesky was the most successful of national breeds in the Czech Republic especially with hunters. They are now gaining popularity in the U.S., U.K., and Canada.




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