Cesky Terrier History
The Cesky Terrier is a relatively new breed. This breed was created by Frantisek Horak, a Czech breeder. This breed is a carefully controlled combination of the Scottish Terriers and the Sealyham Terriers. By crossing the two terriers, Horak's goal was to create a drop eared, short legged, light hunting terrier that would be easy to take care of and would be small enough to go underground and fit into burrows. A breed the Cesky was originally created to be used to hunt rats, foxes and other types of vermin. The Cesky Terrier was accepted into the Miscellaneous Class of the AKC in 2008.
Cesky Terrier Temperament
The Cesky Terrier is known as a happy, sweet dog that is great with children. It is also known for being not as aggressive as some of the other terrier types. They are considered courageous, obedient, loyal and brave dogs. Cesky Terriers generally get along well with other dogs, which is very unterrier like. Ceskys tend to make good watch dogs, but with strangers they tend to be more reserved. Ceskys are an intelligent dog, that is fairly easily trained, but like terriers some have an independent streak. They need a modest amount of exercise and make excellent apartment dogs due to thier size.
Cesky Terrier Appearance
Cesky Terriers are a small dog that usually weighs between 13 to 25 pounds and usually stand 10 to 13 inches at the withers. They have a dense coat with a silky texture and the most distinctive feature is the beard that this breed sports. The colour of this dog blue/grey with tan, gray, white, or yellow feathering.
Cesky Terrier Grooming
Cesky Terriers are considered a low shedding breed that might be a good choice for individuals that suffer from dog allergies. These dogs need to be clipped every few months to keep from getting too shaggy. If you are unwilling to do this, the dog must be taken to a professional dog groomer. Your Cesky Terrier must be brushed a few times a week to keep the coat from getting mats in it.
Cesky Terrier Health Problems and Life Expectancy
Cesky Terriers are considered a healthy breed and suffer from few health problems. One concern is called Scotty Cramp which is a disease causing spasms and hyperflexion and hyperextension of the legs and is not life threatening. The average lifespan of this dog is 12 to 15 years.
Cesky Terrier Pros and Cons
This simplified list may help you decide if a Cesky Terrier might be a good choice for your lifestyle.
Do You Want
- a small dog?
- a dog that needs a modest amount of exercise?
- a very laid-back, friendly terrier?
Do You NOT Want
- a dog that can be stubborn and difficult to train?
- a dog that needs to be taken to the groomers?
- a dog that is considered rare and will be hard to find and expensive to purchase?
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