Cesky Terrier

This Czech native dog breed is a cross between a Scottish Terrier and a Sealyham Terrier.

The Cesky Terrier was created to hunt vermin, but with their loving personality, moderate exercise needs, and small size, they make for a great companion dog, too.

See below for complete list of Cesky Terrier characteristics!

Cesky Terrier Dog Breed Pictures

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Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability

Adapts Well to Apartment Living
5
Good For Novice Owners
4
Sensitivity Level
4
Tolerates Being Alone
3
Tolerates Cold Weather
3
Tolerates Hot Weather
3

All Around Friendliness

Affectionate with Family
5
Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs
3
Dog Friendly
2
Friendly Toward Strangers
3

Health Grooming

Amount Of Shedding
1
Drooling Potential
1
Easy To Groom
4
General Health
5
Potential For Weight Gain
4
Size
2

Trainability

Easy To Train
4
Intelligence
3
Potential For Mouthiness
3
Prey Drive
2
Tendency To Bark Or Howl
3
Wanderlust Potential
3

Exercise Needs

Energy Level
2
Intensity
3
Exercise Needs
3
Potential For Playfulness
5

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group:
Terrier Dogs
Height:
10 inches to 1 foot, 1 inch tall at the shoulder
Weight:
13 to 30 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 15 years

More About This Breed

  • The result of a cross between a Scottish Terrier and a Sealyham Terrier — with the goal of creating a dog that could go after vermin without getting stuck in their dens — the Cesky (pronounced chess-key) was created in 1948 in what was then Czechoslovakia.

    Mellower than most terriers, the Cesky needs moderate amounts of exercise. And unlike many terriers, he has the advantage of a soft coat that can be trimmed with clippers rather than requiring hand-stripping (plucking dead hairs by hand).

    Loving and devoted, he's also active enough to compete in earthdog trials, agility, obedience, and tracking. The Cesky is also a successful therapy dog. He gets along well with children and other pets, especially if he's raised with them.

  • Size

    Cesky Terriers stand 10 to 13 inches at the shoulder and can weigh 13 to 30 pounds, although most fall in the 16- to 22-pound range.

  • Coat Color And Grooming

    Cesky Terriers have a soft bluish-gray coat that ranges from silver to dark charcoal. Puppies are all black, and the coat lightens over the first few years of life. Unlike many terriers, he has the advantage of a soft coat that can be trimmed with clippers rather than requiring hand-stripping (plucking dead hairs by hand).

    The Cesky coat needs weekly brushing and clipping every six to eight weeks.