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Cesky Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Cesky Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.

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Cesky Terrier
OriginCzech Republic
Other Names
What other names does the Cesky Terrier have? The dog breed also known as...
Bohemian Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Cesky Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2011 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group
Is Cesky Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Cesky Terrier breed?
American Kennel ClubAmerican Rare Breed AssociationContinental Kennel ClubFederation Cynologique Internationale
Price
How much does the Cesky Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Cesky Terrier price:
$300-$500
If you choose to purchase the Cesky Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Cesky Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Cesky Terrier gets to a happy place.

Cesky Terrier History

The Cesky Terrier is a relatively new breed, a Czech terrier, that was created in 1949 by a Czech breeder called Frantisek Horak in Czechoslovakia. Horak crossed the Sealyham with Scottish Terrier to create the ideal Bohemian woodland hunting dog, which would explain why the occasional Cesky Terrier has a Scottish cramp.

Prior to the creation of the Cesky Terrier, Horak worked for many years as a geneticist at the Academy of Science located in Prague. There, he bred dogs as part of his work as a research assistant. Horak was not only a geneticist but a hunter as well. It is said that the Cesky was created as a hunting dog to track rats and foxes to their dens, and Horak intended to produce a breed with a small head and chest to allow the dog to follow the prey into the burrow. Horak was also interested in breeding a dog with a good temperament because he considered the Scottish Terrier in his possession to be a bit too aggressive for his taste, so when he came across a Sealyham Terrier owner, he discussed with him a possible cross-bred Terrier, a pleasing mix of the two breeds.

Moreover, for all European dog breeds and their breeders, the World Wars were devastating. Horak would not be able to start working on the Cesky Terrier until after World War II ended. The breed’s genesis would occur in 1949, when a female Scottish Terrier, Donka Lovu Zdar would be mated to a male Sealyham Terrier, Buganier Urquelle. Donka was a conformation dog as well as being used for hunting. Buganier was kept as a member of a hunting pack of Terriers. These two dogs produced the first Cesky Terrier pup. The new puppy was called Adam Lovu Zdar and it was born on the 25th of December in 1949. Horak bred his dogs to have very specific physical and psychological features. During his breeding program, he documented everything. He recorded and kept track of bloodlines and any other pertinent information about the dogs in his kennel. As a result of this, the Cesky Terrier is one of the few breeds that have a complete account of its genesis, as well as its breeding lines and development since that time. Unfortunately, in the 1950s. the first Cesky puppy was accidentally shot and killed, causing a minor delay in the breeds development. Horak continued to breed the Scottish Terrier and the Sealyham Terrier despite the dog’s tragic death. Six puppies were born from the second try, making the true start of a brand new breed of Terrier.

Furthermore, the Scottish Terrier was chosen for its hunting abilities, while the Sealyham was chosen for its pleasant temperament. The Cesky Terrier would go on to become known as a small but dependable Terrier breed that was slightly calmer than most other Terrier types. The Cesky Terrier is well suited for hunting in the Bohemian forests where it was raised. The breed became popular not just in its native country, but also in other countries. It is also interesting to know that because the little Terrier was so loved during the communist regime in Czechoslovakia, Horak even received visits from the secret police as there were excessive amounts of mail coming to him from other countries regarding his new breed of hunting Terrier.

In the homeland of the breed, a club dedicated to hunting with the Cesky Terrier was formed. The breed was initially introduced to the public in 1956, and it was formally shown for the first time in 1959. The Cesky Terrier became recognized by the Czechoslovakian Kennel Club, and just a few years later it was granted full registration as a unique and separate breed by the Federation Cynologique Internationale in 1963. The breed was considered a national dog and there was a ban placed on the exportation of the dogs from the country for a period of time. Moreover, they became very popular, especially with hunters, but they also had much success in the show arena. A Cesky Terrier called Javor Lovu Zdar was the first of the breed to achieve championship status, which he received in 1964. The breed’s popularity resulted in high demand for the dog. As a result, the breed began to spread outside Czechoslovakia into other countries. The Cesky Terrier can now be found in the United States, England, Canada, and Australia among other places.

However, later in his breed program, Horak wanted to bring some fresh Terrier blood to the well-established Cesky Terrier line he had been developing for all those years. Eventually, Horak was granted permission by the FCI to bring some new blood into the breed’s lineage. He decided to reintroduce a Sealyham Terrier to the Cesky line. The chosen dog was used twice, originally brought into the breeding in 1984, and then again in 1985.

Overall, the Cesky Terrier is truly a delightful chap and skilled hunter. The breed has gained tremendous acclaim in both its homeland and throughout the world. The American Cesky Terriers Fanciers Association was established and would go on to become the American Kennel Club’s parent club to the breed. Although the Cesky Terrier has been well-liked since its inception, it is still considered a rare breed, one of the six rarest breeds in the world. The Cesky is currently recognized as a unique breed by all the major kennel clubs, and it was granted full recognition as an independent breed by the AKC in 2011.

Cesky Terrier General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Cesky Terrier size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Cesky Terrier weigh? Cesky Terrier weight:
13 - 23 pounds (6 - 10 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Cesky Terrier? Cesky Terrier average weight:
13 - 23 pounds (6 - 10 kg)
Height
How tall is the Cesky Terrier? Cesky Terrier height:
10 - 13 inches (25 - 32 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Cesky Terrier average height:
10 - 13 inches (25 - 32 cm)

Cesky Terrier Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Cesky Terrier have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
SmoothRough
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Cesky Terrier's coat?
GrayBlue Black
Grooming
How to groom the Cesky Terrier and how often?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Cesky Terrier requires grooming on a daily basis. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule. Taking good care of your Cesky Terrier is time consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Cesky Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Bohemian Terrier? Cesky Terrier shedding level:
Cesky Terriers shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Cesky Terrier dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Cesky Terrier Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Cesky Terrier have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
CalmNonaggressiveReservedCheerfulQuietTrainable
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Cesky Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Cesky Terrier obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Cesky Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Cesky Terriers are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Cesky Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Cesky Terrier sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Cesky Terriers don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Cesky Terriers are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Bohemian Terrier need? Cesky Terrier social needs:
Cesky Terriers need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Cesky Terrier dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Bohemian Terrier bark?
Average: The Cesky Terrier barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Cesky Terrier good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Cesky Terriers are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Cesky Terriers will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Cesky Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Cesky Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Cesky Terrier can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Cesky Terrier will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Cesky Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Bohemian Terrier? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Cesky Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Cesky Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Cesky Terrier do?
Cesky Terriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Cesky Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Cesky Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Cesky Terrier roam?
Cesky Terriers have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Cesky Terrier have high prey drive?
Cesky Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Is Cesky Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Nem a legjobb választás Cesky Terrier, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Cesky Terrier tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Cesky Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Cesky Terrier dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Cesky Terrier Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Cesky Terrier temperament with other people:
Cesky Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Cesky Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Cesky Terrier temperament with children:
Cesky Terriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Cesky Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Cesky Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Cesky Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Cesky Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Cesky Terriers are not dog-friendly. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Cesky Terrier is not the best choice.
Office Friendly
Are Cesky Terriers good office dogs? Do Cesky Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Cesky Terriers be office dogs?
No
Cesky Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Cesky Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Bohemian Terrier temperament with senior people? Are Cesky Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Cesky Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Cesky Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Cesky Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Cesky Terriers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Cesky Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Cesky Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Cesky Terrier be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Cesky Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Cesky Terrier be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Cesky Terrier be an emotional support animal?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Cesky Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Cesky Terrier be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Cesky Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Cesky Terrier be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Cesky Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Cesky Terrier be a boat dog?
Not really
Cesky Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Cesky Terrier be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Cesky Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Cesky Terrier Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Cesky Terrier dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Cesky Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Cesky Terrier breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Cesky Terrier breed? Most common health risks of Cesky Terrier:
Eye ProblemsHip DysplasiaLens LuxationPatellar LuxationScottie Cramp
Life Expectancy
How long do Cesky Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Cesky Terrier be?
12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Cesky Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Cesky Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Cesky Terrier have? What is the activity level of the Cesky Terrier?
Cesky Terriers have a lower energy level than other dogs. If you live a chilled life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Cesky Terrier dogs require per day?
Cesky Terriers have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Cesky Terriers like sleeping so they do sleep a lot. They're not the most active dog breed. If you live an active life, this breed can be a bad choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Cesky Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Cesky Terrier risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Cesky Terrier's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Cesky Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Cesky Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Cesky Terrier drool?
The Cesky Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Cesky Terrier could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Cesky Terrier. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Cesky Terrier Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Cesky Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Cesky Terrier have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Cesky Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-4 puppies

Cesky Terrier Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Hypoallergenic: Cesky Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Cesky Terriers shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Cesky Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Cesky Terriers are good watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Cesky Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Cesky Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High.
  • Dog Friendly: Cesky Terriers are not dog-friendly.
  • Office Friendly: Cesky Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Cesky Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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