Cesky Terrier Breed Group and Dog Type - Terrier Dog Group: The Cesky Terrier is one of the many breeds of dogs that belong to the Terrier Dog Group.
Other names for the Cesky Terrier: The Cesky Terrier is known by the nickname of the "Bohemian Terrier". Other names for this breed of dog include the Silky Terror, Czesky Terrier, Cesk Terier.
Origin of the name: The dog is named after the place it was originally bred in Cesky, a Bohemian Forest on a mountain range between the Czech Republic and Germany. The origin of the word 'terrier' is derived from the Latin word 'terra' meaning "earth" as so many of the terrier breeds were originally bred and trained as hunting dogs to pursue rabbits, hare, fox and vermin such as rats and mice.
Cesky Terrier History and Origin: The country of origin of the Cesky Terrier, aka the Bohemian Terrier breed was in Bohemia (now the Czech Republic) during the 1940's. The Cesky Terrier was bred by a Czech nobleman called Frantisek Horak (1909 - 1996). His goal was to create a small dog suitable for hunting in the forests of Bohemia, that could squeeze into animal burrows and would be easy to handle. Frantisek Horak was a keen animal lover and bred dogs from the age of just nine years old. In 1932 Frantisek Horak acquired a Scottish Terrier and a few years later, in 1934, he established a kennel he called Lovu zdar, meaning "successful hunting".
He obtained a couple of Sealyham Terriers, and in 1949, crossed these with Scottish Terriers. His successful breeding program resuted in the Cesky Terrier.
The Frantisek Horak Cesky Terrier breed was registered with the Czechoslovakian Kennel Club in 1959 and the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) in 1963. Horak continued his breeding program and in 1984 he developed further Sealyham crosses to broaden the breedís genetic base, increasing the fertility of the dog and further resulting in a better immune system, improvement of the coat and a longer life expectancy.
Frantisek Horak achieved his goal, the Cesky Terrier was an ideal dog for for hunting in the forests of Bohemia. The Cesky Terrier remained in Czechoslovakia during the Communist regime of the Cold War (1945 - 1991). At the end of this difficult period the Cesky Terrier was exported to many countries in Europe and to the United States. The Cesky Terrier is still relatively rare outside of Czechoslovakia but is gradually increasing in numbers and popularity.
Cesky Terrier Modern History: The modern history of the Cesky Terrier moved on and the breed is still used as a hunting dog but is also enjoyed as a family pet. The Cesky Terrier was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 2011.
Cesky Terrier Height: This breed is classified as a small sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 10-13 inches (25-32 cm). The height to the shoulder of a female dog is slightly less.
Cesky Terrier Weight: The weight of this small sized dog, in a male dog is 13 and 22 pounds (5.9 and 10.0 kg). The weight of the smaller female dog is slightly less than the male.
Cesky Terrier Coat Type - LOW shedding coat: The coat type is described as a long, fine, wavy coat.
Cesky Terrier Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed include any shade of gray from platinum to charcoal gray with Black, White, brown and yellow markings.
Cesky Terrier Grooming - HIGH Grooming Needs: The grooming needs of the Cesky Terrier are categorized as high in order to maintain a healthy coat and reduce the risk of skin infections. The high grooming needs of Cesky Terriers is considered to be high-maintenance and requires daily brushing and combing. Grooming Requirements should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular inspections of the nails, teeth, eyes and ears.
Cesky Terrier Litter Size: The litter size of the Cesky dog breed ranges from 2 to 5 puppies. Cesky Terrier puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Cesky Terrier puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.
Cesky Terrier Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of the popular Cesky dog breed is described as Serene, Calm, Placid, Cheerful and Composed.
Cesky Terrier Exercise Requirements - LOW Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog is low. Cesky Terriers require regular daily exercise consisting of approximately 30 minutes to one hour every day. This small dog has a fluid, jaunty gait with small strides and only requires a fairly slow speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements. Remember that it would take a lot of extra steps by your dog to keep up with your normal walking pace.
Cesky Terrier Diet: Fully grown Cesky Terriers should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.
Cesky Terrier Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Cesky Terrier breed include Lens luxation. Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Cesky Terrier dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: Yes (Refer to Hypoallergenic Dogs).
Cesky Terrier Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Cesky Terriers breed is 12 - 15 years.
Cesky Terrier Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Cesky breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Cesky Terrier names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Fred *** Joey *** Sirus *** Hank *** Rusty *** Peanut *** Gus *** Otis *** Boomer *** Otis *** Finn *** Chase *** Rapid.
Cesky Terrier Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the girl dog. Our top choice of good female Cesky Terrier names are Shelby *** Honey *** Olive *** Nala *** Izzy *** Marley *** Lexi *** Sandy *** Kona *** Cali *** Ella.