The Cesky Terrier (pronounced CHESS-key) is a moderately long dog with short legs. They have natural flopped ears and the low-set tail is not docked. When kept in a show cut, the muzzle, brows, legs and chest are kept long with the face, back and tail shaved short. The silky coat may be in shades of gray from charcoal to platinum.
The Cesky Terrier was developed in 1948 in Czechoslovakia by a research assistant named František Horák. He used his scientific knowledge to create a breed suitable for hunting in the forests of Bohemia. He selected the Sealyham Terrier and crossed it with a Scottish Terrier to create this breed. The Dandie Dinmont was also possibly included. As Horák's breed became more popular, mail from around the world brought him under suspicion of the communist regime and secret police. Today the Cesky Terrier is considered to be one of the 6th most rare dog breeds.
The Cesky Terrier can be prone to being concerned with strangers, so they require socialization with lots of new positive situations and types of people. This tendency does make this breed an excellent watchdog. The Cesky is considered to be more calm than many other terriers but does like to dig. They are patient, obedient, and cheerful. They are loyal and good with children.
Breed Club Links: The American Cesky Terrier Fanciers Association, Inc.
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