Cesky Terrier

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Cesky Terrier

Breed Fact

Country of Origin: Czech Republic
Hypoallergenic: Yes
Height: Male: 29 cm (At the withers), Female: 27 cm (At the withers)
Weight: 13 - 23 pounds (6 - 10 kg)
Color: Black and Tan, or Brown
Life Expectancy: 13 – 15 years
Temperament: Nonaggressive, Reserved, Calm, Cheerful, Quiet, Trainable
Litter Size: 1 - 4 puppies
Health Problems: Generally healthy. Some are prone to Scottie Cramp Syndrome, sometimes called Wobbly Scottie, which causes the dog to walk in an awkward movement.

The Cesky Terrier enjoys running and playing through a wooded area or open countryside. It also needs a long daily walk on or off the lead, but always in a safe area.

They are small, but will make a fairly good jogging companion. Ceskys have an average demand for exercise. The Cesky Terrier, also called the Bohemian Terrier, is a short-legged, moderately long dog. It looks similar to a Sealyham Terrier. The wedge-shaped head is about 7-8 inches (17-20 cm) long and 3-4 inches (7-10 cm) wide, with a bushy beard, mustache and eyebrows.

The bridge of the nose is straight with a small stop. The nose is black in gray dogs and liver-colored in brown dogs.

The teeth meet in a scissors or level bite. The tail is 7-8 inches (17-20 cm) long. The medium- sized, almond-shaped eyes are dark brown in gray colored dogs, and a lighter brown in brown dogs. The high-set ears are triangular, folding forward close to the head. Dewclaws may or may not be removed. The long, silky coat is slightly wavy.

Puppies are born black, black and tan, or brown. When the dog reaches about 2-3 years old the adult coat color will be set and is shades of gray to a dark charcoal to platinum gray. Sometimes black appears on the head, ears, feet and tail. The head, beard, cheeks, neck, chest, limbs and around the vent may have white, coffee, brown or yellow markings. The light coffee color is quite rare. The tail may have a white tip or collar.