Originally developed in the Czech Republic, Cesky Terriers (pronounced chess-key) are descendants of Scottish Terriers and Sealyham Terriers. They were bred to hunt vermin but make lively, adventurous, and smart family companions. If you are considering bringing home a Cesky Terrier puppy, the following breed information will help you decide if this dog would be a good fit for your family and lifestyle.
Cesky Terriers are small dogs, standing 10-13 inches high and weighing around 14-24 pounds. The average lifespan of a Cesky Terrier is 12-15 years.
In terms of family life, Cesky Terriers are moderately playful and very affectionate with family members. They are very patient and tolerant with young kids and get along reasonably well with other dogs.
Cesky Terriers are quite friendly with strangers but still make decent watchdogs. This is an adaptable breed that can adjust to changes in routine. Cesky Terriers are an excellent choice of dog breed for city life and apartment living. They are also a good choice for first-time dog parents. However, Cesky Terriers are sensitive dogs and cannot be left alone for long periods. This breed is equally adaptable to hot and cold weather as long as it is not extremes of temperature.
It is comparatively easier to train a Cesky Terrier than some of the other terrier breeds. This can be accomplished with a reward-based approach and consistent, firm, but gentle training exercises. Cesky Terriers have moderate energy levels and mental stimulation needs. A daily walk around the block or a play session in the yard is usually sufficient. Cesky Terriers have a strong prey drive and must be kept on leash or in a fenced yard when outdoors. The barking level of Cesky Terriers is moderate.
The Cesky Terrier’s medium length wavy or silky coat requires clipping rather than hand stripping in terms of grooming care. The coat does not shed excessively. Cesky Terriers are not big droolers.
All in all, Cesky Terriers are clever, active, and adventurous dogs that make excellent playmates for children and walking companions for adults. In terms of appearance, they are short and muscular with a silky coat.
The Cesky Terrier is a rare breed and it may not be easy to get your hands on one. If you have your heart set on bringing home a Cesky Terrier puppy, check out listings of reputable and responsible breeders on Puppy Hero. We’ve done all the homework for you and pre-screened all breeders so you can bring home your new four-legged friend with complete peace of mind.