The Cesky Terrier is a relatively new breed. The new breed exists due to Frantisek Horak, a Czeh breeder. This breed is a carefully controlled combination of the Scottish Terriers and the Sealyham Terriers. By crossing the two terriers, Horak’s goal was to create a drop eared, short legged, light hunting terrier that would be easy to take care of and would be small enough to go underground and fit into burrows. A breed the Cesky was originally created to be used to hunt rats, foxes and other types of vermin. Currently, the Cesky Terrier is still able to do these things, but it is most commonly used as a companion pet and family dog.
This breed of dog has bushy eyebrows, mustache and beard with a long head that is not too wide. The ears are triangular in shape and are folded over close to the head. The head of the Cesky Terrier is very similar to that of the Sealyham Terrier, although the body and coat is very different.
The Cesky Terrier is robust, agile and does not have a heavy body, but the body is solid. The legs are stout and short and the body and chest are relatively deep for the smaller size of the breed. The Cesky Terrier has a beautifully silky, wavy coat is found is a variety of different colors like light coffee, gray blue with tan, gray, white, yellow, and most are actually born black and then lighten as the dog reaches full maturity at about two years of age.
The body of the Cesky Terrier is long and low and the tail is typically called against the hind quarters. It is usually not docked and will be approximately eight inches in length. When the dog is excited or alert, the tail is carried horizontal to the ground. The Cesky Terriers with brown coats have lips and noses the color of liver and the Cesky Terriers that have blue gray coats have black lips and noses. This breed of dogs ears fold forward remaining close to their heads and they are triangular in shape.
Cesky can live perfectly within a small space, like an apartment or home without a backyard. Other ideal living situations are ranch style homes and places that have backyards that are medium sized. When the Cesky Terrier dogs are indoors they are moderately active. Because of the size and temperament of this breed of dog, they do not do well in kennel life or when left outside for long periods of time. The breed is not appropriate for outside living even in the daytime in very cold or very hot climates without adequate shelter. The Cesky Terrier is known as a happy, sweet dog that is great with children. It is also known for being not as aggressive as some of the other terrier types. They are considered courageous, obedient, loyal, patient and brave dogs. Uncommon to most other terriers, Cesky Terriers generally get alone well with other dogs.
The Cesky Terriers’ exercise needs are met easily. If you give them daily exercise with a walk or a nice game of fetch, this will be adequate exercise. This breed of dog also loves to play and run through the open countryside or a wooded area. Even though the Cesky is not a large dog they do enjoy activities such as jogging, hiking and even playing a game of tag with the kids. They are very athletic and enjoy participating in most activities that families do together, and they are typically very fond of riding in vehicles, making them an ideal traveling companion. Cesky Terrier stay fit is to involve them in a daily exercise and training routine. This can be a relatively short period of twenty to thirty minutes twice a day in which the owner and dog spend time walking or jogging but also randomly making other requests such as “sit and stay” or even “fetch“. This combination of both training and exercise helps to keep the dog focused on the owner as well as adding mental stimulation for the dog.
The Cesky Terrier has a coat that will need to be trimmed and cared for on a regular basis. You will want to leave the hair long around your Cesky’s face so that the proper eyebrow, moustache and beard length are left. Trim along the stomach and legs. Typically, a pet Cesky Terrier needs to be trimmed approximately four times a year. . Unlike most terriers, the Cesky Terriers are clipped with electric clippers and not stripped. You will need to brush their coat about two times a week to prevent tangles and matting. Brushing can be done with a stiff bristle brush or a pin brush, followed by a slicker brush to add shine and help the hair to lie flat. Only bathe the Cesky Terrier when necessary. Like all terriers the Cesky has a natural oil to the coat that helps the hair repel dirt and water. Over bathing or using shampoos on the hair will strip this natural protection and will significantly damage the coat over time. If you do need to bathe the Cesky be sure to use only high quality dog shampoos and conditioners, never use human hair care products. Human hair care products have a different pH as well as perfumes that can trigger allergies and other skin irritations.