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Cesky Terrier

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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Terrier Group.


13-20 pounds (6-9 kg).


10.5-14 inches (27-35 cm) at the shoulders.


While Cesky Terrier puppies are born black, adults are either a light coffee colour or a grey-blue colour. This final colour appears by approximately two years of age.


Cesky Terriers have abundant, wavy and silky coats.



Cesky Terriers are friendly and feisty dogs. Patient, courageous, and loyal, these dogs love human companionship and particularly love to be around children. Cesky Terriers are also intelligent and happy animals.

Country of Origin:

Czech Republic.


This terrier breed was developed during the 1930s as a result of the efforts of a Czech breeder named František Horák. Horák created the Cesky Terrier by crossing Scottish and Sealyham Terriers. Quite a recent breed, the Cesky Terrier achieved official recognition with the FCI in 1963.


The Cesky Terrier is also known as the Czesky Terrier and the Bohemian Terrier.


Cesky Terriers are obstinate and strong-willed. However, they also have a very gentle temperament and exhibit less aggression toward other dogs than most other terrier breeds. While these dogs can sometimes be somewhat wary of strangers, they generally get along very well with people as well as other domesticated animals.



Although obstinate, Cesky Terriers are intelligent dogs and are easier to train than most terrier breeds.


These feisty and energetic dogs have a high activity level and require a considerable amount of exercise.


Potential owners of Cesky Terriers need to be aware of this breed's feisty, playful nature and significant exercise requirement. These gentle dogs love children and get along with other animals. Cesky Terriers are excellent companions as well as great guard dogs and hunting dogs. This breed requires regular grooming and should be professionally groomed every eight to twelve weeks.


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