Cesky Terrier

Other Names : Czech Terrier & Bohemian Terrier

Country of Origin : Czech Republic

Dog Group : Terrier


The Cesky Terrier exists due to the efforts of a Czechoslovakian breeder named Frantisek Horak. The Cesky is a relatively new breed, they are a mixture of Sealyham and Scottish Terriers possibly with other terriers added. The Dandie Dinmont is thought by some to be one of these other terriers. The Cesky's original purpose was to hunt vermin in their dens, especially rats and foxes. Horak tired to produce a breed with a narrower head and chest, and a softer coat than other terriers, so it would be easier for the dog to enter burrows.


The Cesky Terrier, also called the Bohemian Terrier, is a short-legged, moderately long, terrier. It looks similar to a Sealyham Terrier. The Cesky Terrier has a long head, bushy beard, mustache and eyebrows. The body is solid, but not heavy. Agile and robust. The wavy, silky coat usually comes in various shades of gray-blue with tan, gray, white or yellow furnishings or light coffee, though puppies are born black. The coats lighten later, sometimes not until the dog is two years old. The light coffee color is quite rare. All colors are permitted with or without white markings. The skin pigment is gray for blue-gray dogs and flesh-colored for brown dogs. Eyes are brown in gray-blue dogs and yellow in brown dogs. The noses and lips of blue-gray dogs are black; for brown dogs it is liver. The ears are triangular, folding forward close to the head.

Feeding & Ownership

This dog can be fed dry or wet food or a mixture of both. Care must be taken to avoid overfeeding as obesity is dangerous.


The Cesky is a good-humoured dog which is affectionate, very adaptable, robust and hardy, sportive but also calm and it is intelligent and sociable. The Cesky Terrier is very intelligent and more trainable than many other terriers, they are easy to handle. It is important for them to have a good socialisation as a puppy, let them meet different people and animals in a positive environment, this way they will be exposure to a variety of situations, to enable them to grow up to be a well socialised adult.


The Cesky should be trimmed regularly, leaving the hair long on the stomach and legs and around the face to form the moustache, beard, and eyebrows. For pet dogs it will need to be trimmed at least four times a year. Twice a week combing to prevent tangles in coat and bathe once every two weeks in the warmer months and bathe once a month in the colder months. For pet dogs is will need to be trimmed at least four times a year.


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