If the Cesky Terrier (pronounce it “chess-kee,” meaning Czech) looks something like a cross between a Scottie and a Sealyham, it’s because that’s basically what it is. Ceskys are muscular, short-legged, and handsome hunters standing no taller than 13 inches at the shoulder. They come in several shades of gray, including a stunning platinum. Wavy facial hair gives Ceskys a sporty, Continental look, and the medium-long neck lends a dash of elegance to these game, unspoiled working terriers.
They are loyal family members who require continued socialization throughout their lives due to their reservednature towards strangers. Weighing in at 16 to 22 pounds, they are a comfortable size for most households and require a minimum amount of daily exercise. They are an active breed and like most terriers, love to dig. A secure backyard where the breed can get regular exercise is strongly recommended. Other exercise outlets include events like tracking, agility, earth dog and obedience.
|10 - 13 inches (25 - 32 cm)
|13 - 23 pounds (6 - 10 kg)
|Gray Black Blue Yellow White
|Good In Apartments
The Cesky Terrier is a good dog for apartment life. They are moderately active indoors and will do okay without a yard.
|Good With Children
Good with Kids: This is a suitable dog breed for kids. It is also friendly toward other pets and friendly toward strangers.
|Good With Dogs
|Good With Cats
The Cesky Terrier enjoys running and playing through a wooded area or open countryside. It also needs a long daily walk on or off the lead, but always in a safe area. They are small, but will make a fairly good jogging companion. Ceskys have an average demand for exercise.
Difficult Training: Training will be difficult, which might not be suitable for a first time dog owner. Patience and perseverance are required to adequately train it. Professional obedience schools can also be helpful.
High Maintenance: The coat of the Cesky Terrier is not stripped (dead hair pulled out with the fingers or a special knife) as in other terriers, but rather is clippered. The body and tail are clipped, and the furnishings (hair that hangs down under the body) are left long, as is the hair on the lower legs and on the face (eyebrows, beard, and moustache.) The longer hair should be brushed daily.
Minimal Shedding: This dog will shed a negligible amount. Recommended for owners who do not want to deal with dog hair in their cars and homes.