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Cesky Terriers are loyal dogs who love and protect their families. Their protective trait allows them to be excellent watchdogs, as they are initially suspicious to newcomers. This suspicious nature also means the breed can be slow to warm up to new companions, but the Cesky Terrier is still very friendly and playful in general. They will happily play active games such as fetch and require walks to curb their energy. This breed doesn’t like to be left alone for long periods of time and may grow bored and destructive if no outlet for the dog’s energy is provided. Regardless, they can make great apartment dogs as long as enough playtime is reserved. Training the Cesky Terrier is relatively easy with a firm hand and proper technique, but individual dogs can always be stubborn at times.
When properly socialized, the Cesky Terrier can get along great with other dogs, pets, and children. The Cesky Terrier has a strong prey drive, though, and should not be trusted around small pets and animals. This breed is usually great with children, being gentle and patient. Children should be taught how to interact gently with dogs before introducing them. With the proper training and care, the Cesky Terrier is a loving companion that provides happiness wherever he goes.
The Cesky Terrier is a small dog, reaching only 10 to 13 inches in height and weighing only 16 to 22 pounds. This breed features a long, silky coat in gray with possible white, black, or brown accents. As puppies, Cesky Terriers may be black, brown, or tan in appearance. The breed also features a ‘beard’. A wedge-shaped head, triangular down-hanging ears and friendly almond-shaped eyes give this breed its distinctive look.
Weekly brushing sessions are recommended to keep this breed’s long coat healthy. More frequent brushing may be used to reduce shedding, but the breed doesn’t shed too much overall. Following a drink or meal, the beard will also need to be cleaned. Aside from coat-care, the Cesky Terrier will require regular nail trimmings, dental care, and ear cleanings. Vets can recommend good ear cleaning products and other care solutions.
In 1945, Czech geneticist Frantisek Horak crossed the Scottish Terrier and Sealyham Terrier to produce the Cesky Terrier. They were originally bred to be hunting dogs and are still widely used for that purpose to this day. The Cesky Terrier also makes a loving pet to people from all over the world and is now popular in England, America, Australia, and Canada.