Cesky Terrier

Also known as: Bohemian Terrier

Breed origin: Czechoslovakia
Original purpose: Hunting terrier.

AKC recognized: Not yet
AKC group: Miscellaneous Class

Size: Weight: males 16 to 24 lbs; females 14 to 22 lbs
Size: Height: 10 to 13 inches
Color: All puppies are born black, black and tan, or brown, but mature color in dogs 2 to 3-years-old is any shade of gray from dark charcoal to platinum gray, sometimes with some white, brown or yellow markings.

Life span: 12 to 15 years.

General characteristics/temperament: The Cesky Terrier is balanced, nonaggressive, pleasant, and alert. They are not as excitable as other terrier breeds, but will give chase when they find something of interest. They are reserved toward strangers but loyal to their owners. Cesky Terriers are very food motivated which makes them easy to train by using food rewards, but the downside is that they will steal any food that's left unguarded, and are prone to obesity. This is not a breed to be left outside in a kennel - they crave attention and thrive when they can be with their owners and take part in family activities.

Good with children? Yes

Good with other dogs? Yes

Good with cats? No

Protective? Yes

OK in apartments? Yes

Energy/Activity Level: High

Suitable canine sports/activities: agility

Exercise requirement: Daily walks and/or play sessions.

Grooming requirement: Puppy coats need to be groomed daily. Adult coats should be brushed at least twice a week and trimmed every 3 to 5 weeks. Unlike other terrier breeds, the Cesky Terrior has a soft, long, silky coat that should be trimmed with clippers, not hand stripped.

Known health problems: Obesity, Scotty Cramp

Recommended books for further reading:

Cesky Terrier (A Comprehensive Owner's Guide)
By Katherine A. Eckstrom
Published in 2005
155 pages

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
American Cesky Terrier Fanciers Association
Wikipedia breed information page
American Cesky Terrier Fanciers Association Rescue

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