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Cesky Terrier

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Cesky Terrier

The Cesky Terrier (prounounced ches-key ? terrier) is also known as the Bohemian Terrier and has a wavy, soft, shiny coat. Puppies are generally born black and adult dogs are various shades of gray-blue with tan, gray, white, or yellow furnishings. The skin pigment is generally gray for blue-gray dogs and flesh-colored for brown dogs. When showing the dogs, they can have white on their collars and tail tips. Yellow and grey markings are also allowed on the cheeks, muzzle, neck, breast, lower legs, and tail. The arched skull is long but narrow with a well-defined stop. Cesky Terriers have a distinct bushy beard, moustache and eyebrows. The deep set eyes should be medium sized. They should also be brown on gray-blue dogs and yellow on brown dogs. The triangular, high set ears are also medium sized and pendant. The nose and lips should be black in blue-grey dogs and liver in brown dogs. Their teeth should meet in a scissor-like bite. The slightly arched neck should be muscular with loose skin at the throat and merge into well-laid back shoulders. The back should be level with a slight rise above broad loins and the ribs should be well-sprung. The straight forelegs should be muscular and the hindlegs have strong upper thighs and a high-set, strongly developed hock. The round feet should be arched and well padded. Removing dewclaws are optional. The undocked, medium-length tail is carried slightly upwards and reaches the hocks.

Temperament Cesky Terriers are playful, sweet, patient, and brave. They love people and are very affectionate and playful; however, they are protective towards their families. They adore children and generally get along with other household pets. This breed can be reserved around strangers and should be socialized from an early age.
Height, Weight Height: 10-13" ; Weight: 13-23 lbs.
Health Problems This is a hardy breed with no known hereditary diseases.
Living Conditions The Cesky Terrier is good for apartment living. They are moderately active indoors and will do fine without a yard.
Exercise The Cesky enjoys running and playing in wooded areas or the countryside. They need a long daily walk and the ability to run off their lead occasionally in a safe place.
Life Expectancy About 12-15 years
Grooming The coat of this breed should be trimmed regularly. The hair on the stomach and legs should be left long. The moustache, eyebrows and beard should also be long. Pets should be trimmed four times a year. Show dogs require more frequent trimming. This breed should be clipped with electric clippers and not stripped like most terriers. Comb and brush the long hair twice a week. Clip excess hair between the pads of the feet and remove loose hair in the ears. This breed sheds little or no hair.
Origin Cesky Terriers were developed in the 1950s by Dr Frantisek Horak. He wanted a breed that had a narrower head and chest than other terriers. He also wanted a softer coat. These characteristics would allow them to enter burrows easier. The Cesky Terriers purpose was to hunt vermin, especially rats and foxes, in their dens. They are a mixture of Sealyham and Scottish Terriers. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is also thought to be included. This breed was first imported to the United States in 1987. They are recognized by the AKC, UKC, and the FCI.
Group Terrier