Prazsky Krysarik Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginCzech Republic flagCzech Republic
Other Names
What other names does the Prazsky Krysarik have?
Prazsky KrysarikPrague Ratter
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Prazsky Krysarik Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Prazsky Krysarik puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Prazsky Krysarik?
$2500-$3500
If you choose to purchase the Prazsky Krysarik, 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 Prazsky Krysarik for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Prazsky Krysarik gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Prazsky Krysarik? How many Prazsky Krysarik are there in the world?
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

There are very few of them, and there have been times when they have almost drifted to the brink of extinction, so few are left.

Prazsky Krysarik Size

Size
Is a Prazsky Krysarik small, medium or large dog?

How big do Prazsky Krysarik get?

Small
Weight
How much does the Prazsky Krysarik weigh? How much should the Prazsky Krysarik breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Prazsky Krysarik?
Male: 2-6 pounds (1-3 kg), Female: 2-6 pounds (1-3 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Prazsky Krysarik?
Male: 4 pounds (2 kg), Female: 3 pounds (2 kg)
Height
How tall is the Prazsky Krysarik? Prazsky Krysarik height:
Male: 7-9 inches (19-22 cm), Female: 7-9 inches (19-22 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Prazsky Krysarik?
Male: 8 inches (20.5 cm), Female: 8 inches (20.5 cm)

Prazsky Krysarik Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Prazsky Krysarik have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
ThickGlossy
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Prazsky Krysarik's coat?
Blue Black & TanBrown & TanRedYellow
Grooming
How to groom the Prazsky Krysarik and how often?
Easy to groom: The Prazsky Krysarik doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Prazsky Krysarik is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Prazsky Krysarik dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Prazsky Krysarik?
Prazsky Krysariks are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Prazsky Krysarik need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Prazsky Krysarik every day?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Prazsky Krysarik Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Prazsky Krysarik have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
ActiveGentleLivelyAlertIntelligentQuick
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Prazsky Krysarik? Is the Prazsky Krysarik breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The Prazsky Krysarik ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Trainability
Are Prazsky Krysarik dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Prazsky Krysariks 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?
The Prazsky Krysarik is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Prazsky Krysarik sensitivity:
Sensitive: Prazsky Krysariks don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.

This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Prazsky Krysarik a good family dog?
High: Prazsky Krysariks are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Prazsky Krysarik need? Prazsky Krysarik social needs:
Prazsky Krysariks are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Prazsky Krysarik dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Prazsky Krysarik bark?
Low to Average: The Prazsky Krysarik rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Prazsky Krysarik good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Prazsky Krysariks are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog. They aren't territorial and protective about their property, so they won't alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Prazsky Krysarik dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Prazsky Krysariks are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Prazsky Krysarik bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Prazsky Krysarik? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Prazsky Krysarik? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Prazsky Krysarik 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.)
Bite Force
Does the Prazsky Krysarik has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Prazsky Krysarik? How much bite force does a Prazsky Krysarik have?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Prazsky Krysarik bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.

However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are.

They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Prazsky Krysarik do?
Prazsky Krysariks have a strong 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 Prazsky Krysariks need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Prazsky Krysarik to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Prazsky Krysarik roam?
Prazsky Krysariks have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Prazsky Krysarik have high prey drive?
Prazsky Krysariks have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Prazsky Krysarik dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Prazsky Krysarik good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Apartment-friendly dog the Prazsky Krysarik breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Prazsky Krysariks adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Prazsky Krysarik be left alone?
Prazsky Krysariks do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Prazsky Krysarik Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Prazsky Krysarik temperament with other people:
Prazsky Krysariks are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Prazsky Krysarik dogs get along with other pets? Are Prazsky Krysarik dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Prazsky Krysariks are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Prazsky Krysarik dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Prazsky Krysarik temperament with children:
Prazsky Krysariks are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Prazsky Krysarik dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Prazsky Krysarik breed live with a cat?
Prazsky Krysariks are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Prazsky Krysarik good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Prazsky Krysarik dogs get along with other dogs?
Prazsky Krysariks are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Prazsky Krysarik breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Prazsky Krysarik breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Prazsky Krysariks are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Prazsky Krysariks good office dogs? Do Prazsky Krysariks make good office friendly dogs? Can Prazsky Krysariks be office dogs?
No
Prazsky Krysarik is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Prazsky Krysarik dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Prazsky Krysarik temperament with senior people? Are Prazsky Krysarik dogs good for elderly owners?
Prazsky Krysariks are commonly okay with elderly people.

Prazsky Krysarik Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Prazsky Krysarik dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Prazsky Krysarik is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Prazsky Krysarik breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Prazsky Krysarik see the vet?
Average
The Prazsky Krysarik should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Prazsky Krysarik dogs live? How old can a Prazsky Krysarik be? What is the age limit of the Prazsky Krysarik? How many years can the oldest Prazsky Krysarik live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Prazsky Krysarik?

13-15 years
The average lifespan of Prazsky Krysarik: 14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Prazsky Krysarik breed hypoallergenic?
No
Prazsky Krysariks don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher 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 Prazsky Krysarik have? What is the activity level of the Prazsky Krysarik?
Prazsky Krysariks 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 exercise does a Prazsky Krysarik need? How much exercise do Prazsky Krysarik dogs require per day?
Prazsky Krysariks exercise need is minimal. If you live a slow life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Prazsky Krysarik breed need?
Prazsky Krysariks 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.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Prazsky Krysarik need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Prazsky Krysarik breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Prazsky Krysarik? How much food should I feed my Prazsky Krysarik?
1/4 to 1/2 cup 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? Prazsky Krysarik risk for obesity:
Low: The Prazsky Krysarik has good luck with genetics. This breed doesn't need to worry about obesity. 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 change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Prazsky Krysarik's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Prazsky Krysarik has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Prazsky Krysarik drool?
The Prazsky Krysarik is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Prazsky Krysarik As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Prazsky Krysarik 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).

Prazsky Krysarik is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Prazsky Krysarik be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Prazsky Krysarik be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is 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 people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Prazsky Krysarik is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Prazsky Krysarik be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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.

Prazsky Krysarik is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Prazsky Krysarik be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Prazsky Krysarik is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Prazsky Krysarik be a boat dog?

Not really

Prazsky Krysarik breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Prazsky Krysarik 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.

Prazsky Krysarik is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Prazsky Krysarik dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Prazsky Krysarik Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Prazsky Krysarik pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Prazsky Krysarik breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Prazsky Krysarik: 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.

Litter Frequency

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 Prazsky Krysarik have in a litter? How many puppies can the Prazsky Krysarik breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Prazsky Krysarik have? How many puppies can a Prazsky Krysarik give birth to?
3-6 puppies

Prazsky Krysarik Recognition

AKC Group
Is Prazsky Krysarik recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Prazsky Krysarik recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Prazsky Krysarik Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Prazsky Krysarik breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Prazsky Krysarik doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Prazsky Krysariks are low shedders.
  • Stinkiness: The Prazsky Krysarik has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Low: The Prazsky Krysarik has good luck with genetics.
  • Adaptability: Prazsky Krysariks adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Prazsky Krysariks are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Prazsky Krysariks don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Watchdog Ability: Prazsky Krysariks are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
  • Mouthiness: Prazsky Krysariks have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Prazsky Krysariks have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Prazsky Krysariks do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Prazsky Krysarik is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Prazsky Krysarik History

According to historical tales, the Prazsky Krysarik has been known for a long time in the remote parts of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Hence, in the Middle Ages, the breed was popular in Central European palaces, furthermore, the breed is known to be selectively bred as a companion dog for nobles, princes, kings, and aristocrats. It was originally developed in Bohemia where these dogs were prized by Bohemian aristocracy. As their name suggests they were also commonly used as rat catchers in rural and urban households because of the dogs’ small size, quick movement, and highly developed sense of smell. The Prague Ratter was frequently seen around the court and at feasts and given as state gifts from the Bohemian royal family to European rulers. It was already an established breed by the time of the rule of the Polish king Bolesław II. the Generous (1058–1081). He became fond of the Ratter and had two of them imported from Bohemia. Later, his owners were ordinary citizens. From the history of the Prazsky Krysarik, we can learn a lot, because most of it has been preserved. For instance, we know that this breed really comes from Bohemia and its origins can be traced back to the early history of Czechoslovakia.

In the 19th century, the popularity of the Prazsky Krysarik started to decline when the Miniature Pinscher became more fashionable. The breed went through a renaissance in the 1980s as Czechs and Slovaks started to breed them again. In 1980 its breeding process has successfully started to regenerate so the Prazsky Krysarik is again a favorite pet in the homes of the Central European owners.

In the present day, there are approximately 6,000 Prazsky Krysarik worldwide, and unfortunately, they usually only have 1-3 puppies per year, thus, their breeding process operates at a slower pace, than other breeds. The breed is currently not recognized by any of the major kennel clubs but does compete as a separate, distinct breed in dog shows in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The breed became acknowledged by the FCI in 2019.

The Prazsky Krysarik holds the record of being the smallest dog breed (measured by height) in the world. Nonetheless, this record might be misleading about its behavioral nature, which is really strong and independent, despite their small bodies.

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Prazsky Krysarik Comments, Reviews and Questions

  • Marine

    May 2, 2020, 7:24:41 AM:

    The best dog, so affectionate and loyal but also easy to train and so much fun to play with. Easy to groom and so easy to transport due to its size.