The Cesky Terrier has a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.
The Cesky Terrier was developed by Frantisek Horak, a geneticist and breeder from the Czech Republic. In 1949, Horak began a breeding program to create the ideal hunting dog and loyal family companion. He crossed the Scottish Terrier and the Sealyham Terrier to produce what would become known as the Cesky Terrier.
The Cesky Terrier weighs 16 to 22 pounds and measures 10 to 13 inches.
The Cesky Terrier has a long, silky coat that sheds very lightly. The Cesky Terrier’s coat should be brushed once a week, bathed every six to eight weeks and trimmed every month. Like all dogs, the Cesky Terrier also needs basic grooming. Brush their teeth, clean their ears and trim their nails on a regular basis.
The Cesky Terrier is easygoing and adaptable.
The Cesky Terrier wants nothing more than to be the center of attention. The Cesky Terrier loves to be a part of their family’s activities and hates to be left out. As a puppy, the Cesky Terrier is especially busy and rambunctious, but becomes more mellow and laidback as an adult. The mature Cesky Terrier can be a bit of a couch potato, although they are always up for a good adventure.
The Cesky Terrier is an amiable companion and more welcoming with new people than other terrier breeds. They generally get along well with children, although they have a limit for any teasing, and can be good friends with other dogs when raised with them.
The Cesky Terrier is highly intelligent, eager to please and quite obedient, especially when compared to other terrier breeds. The Cesky Terrier responds especially well to praise, consistency and a firm, but gentle leader.
The Cesky Terrier does have a few pesky habits, like digging and food begging. They are known to steal food and destroy toys with their vigorous chewing. Training can help minimize these habits, but they may never fully go away.
The Cesky Terrier has lots of energy and is an active, athletic breed. The Cesky Terrier needs a long daily walk, but will enjoy hunting, jogging, hiking and swimming much more. The Cesky Terrier also needs plenty of time outside in a secure area to run around and play games of fetch.