American Canine Association


Cesky Terrier


The Cesky Terrier, also called the Bohemian Terrier, was created in the 1950s by a Czechoslovakian breeder by crossing the Dandie Demont Terrier, Sealyham Terrier, and Scottish Terrier bloodlines. In the late 1900s, there was said to only be 135-150 dogs of this breed to exist in the USA. This breed was bred to hunt and help watch property. Today, this breed is still used for its original use.


Both males and females measure 10-13 inches in height and weigh 13-23 pounds in weight. This breed is built small and stocky. Four short legs hold up their long, rectangular body frame. Their head is in the shape of a rectangle and fades evenly into their muzzle. Owners commonly have the traditional Cesky Terrier cut which leaves this breed with a beard, mustache and eyebrows. A medium length tail that is carried downwards, and two almond shaped eyes that vary in shades of brown. This breed carries two thin, triangular shaped ears that are folded close to their skull and point downwards. A long, glossy coat with a slight wave is available in all shades of grey. Different colors such as black, white and shades of blonde are typical at the ends of all longer hair areas on the breed.


An elegant presentation mixed with a sporty attitude best describes this breed, as they are wonderful with children of all ages, other dogs, elderly and non canine pets. Fun, loving, active, hardy and loyal, the Cesky Terrier requires a firm and confident owner who is consistent and sets rules and boundaries within the home but only uses positive reinforcement training methods. A daily walk as well as indoor or outdoor playtime is needed to keep this breed happy and healthy both mentally and physically. This breed has a strong mind, so if trained correctly as a puppy they make excellent listeners. This breed is suited both for country and apartment living.


The Cesky Terrier requires daily brushing as well as regular, professional grooming.

Special Notes

This breed is prone to Cramp syndrome. Please fully educate yourself about this breed prior to adding one to your family to ensure the Cesky Terrier is right for you so you are able to make a life long commitment to your new pup. A proper harness and leash or properly installed fence is highly recommended. Do not add this breed to your family unless you are able to provide life long physical and financial care. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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