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Cesky Terrier Breed Summary

Calm, Affectionate, Energetic, Cheerful and Quiet

These dogs are a relatively new breed to the UK which means they are still fairly rare, with just under 500 in existence! Additionally, they are the Czech Republics National Dog.

In terms of their personalities, these dogs are hugely affectionate and are very kind and gentle by nature. They absolutely love 'hoomans' and do very well within a family environment, getting on with everyone from children through to dogs!

Fun Fact: All Cesky Puppies are born black!

Kennel Club Group Terrier
Lifespan 9 - 15 years
Height (at the withers) Males and Females 27cm - 29cm
Weight Males and Females 6kg - 10kg
Coat Coat is Slightly Wavy with a Silky Sheen
Colour Dark grey, Grey, Grey and tan, Grey blue, Light brown, Silver, Wheaten
Eye colour Dark
Common health issues Hip dysplasia, Primary lens luxation (PLL), Scottie Cramp, Patella luxation, Cancer, Obesity

These little guys are known for their calm and gentle personalities, never displaying any sign of aggression towards anyone. They are fairly wary of strangers, keeping their distance until they have got to know the 'hooman' well enough. They adore their families and so aren't the best breed to be left by themselves as they can get very lonely and, in some cases, may even experience separation anxiety. Therefore, it's best that one person is around for most of the day to give them lots of love and attention. They also need plenty of physical and mental stimulation in order to remain happy and balanced. Because they are terriers, they do tend to like to chase smaller mammals and have a fairly high prey drive. This means they don't do best with other pets and would probably do better in a pet-free home. However, they make lovely family pets and if given the chance, will provide you with years of entertainment and love.

These little guys were developed in Czechoslovakia by a man named Frantisek Horak during the 20th century. He obtained a Scottish Terrier in 1932 but discovered that the dog was too aggressive and so in 1934 he decided to cross the doggy with a Sealyham Terrier. He thought the cross would help to create a breed that would be able to successfully hunt rabbits and other small mammals and 'go to ground' when needed. They were first crossed in 1949 and produced the first Cesky Terrier in existence! Though no-one saw this new breed until 1956, they were soon after recognised by the Kennel Club. They have since slowly risen in popularity and are highly prized by their native country!