Any guess where we’re from? The Czech Republic is the answer. And you’d be amazed what we were bred for – working underground! Unless you live in Eastern Europe it would be surprising to find us out and about. We were only introduced into and registered in Britain in 1990. However we are a mix of the Sealyham Terrier and the Scottish Terrier so our roots are very much in the UK.
What do I look like?
Us Cesky Terriers have a style all of our own, but we don’t care about trends! Our most notable features are our triangular ears and our long-haired muzzle (you might call it a beard and moustache combo). In fact, that feathering should continue on our legs and underbody. Our coat is wavy with a silky sheen. Colours are blue-grey or light brown. Our legs are fairly short whilst our body is fairly long – a bit like your Basset hound. Eyes and nose are black or brown depending on the coat colour.
What do I need from you?
We would admit to being less active and quieter than most of those other terriers. This makes us ideal for owners that don’t seek long walks. It could help us with families and children unless you seek a highly energetic dog. The coat of the Cesky Terrier is not stripped (dead hair pulled out with the fingers or a special knife) as in other terriers, but rather is clippered. This can make us easy to manage, although we should still be brushed regularly. We occasionally suffer from Scotty Cramp. This is a minor problem that causes awkward movement, but is not painful or life threatening. Nevertheless you should be aware of it.
What I will give in return
We’re tough, hardy and agile. We’re generally friendly although can be somewhat wary, particularly around strangers. We don’t do much yapping, although we will still keep you informed of intruders.
How big will I get?
We grow between 11in and 14in (28cm-35cm) and weigh between 15lb-17lb (7kg-8kg).
How long should I be around for?
The lifespan of the Cesky Terrier is pretty good – typically 12 to 15 years should be achievable.
How big is our litter?
Between 2-6 Cesky Terrier puppies may arrive.
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