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Cesky Terrier

The aim with this breed was a light, short-legged hunting terrier with good pigmentation and small drop ears that was easy to train and easy to groom.

About the Cesky Terrier

František Horák from near Prague established the breed characteristics in 1949 and Cesky Terriers were first shown under their name ten years later. The F.C.I. recognized the breed in 1963.

Originally used to hunt foxes and badgers, nowadays Cesky Terriers are mainly used as companions. Muscular and well built but not at all antagonistic, these especially calm, pleasant and cheerful dogs are somewhat reserved toward strangers.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Czech Republic
Group
FCI Group 3, AKC Terrier Group
Size category
Small
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Lively / Loving / Friendly / Confident / Gentle / Resilient / Intelligent / Loyal / Quiet / Sociable

Key facts

  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • Enjoys training
  • Needs a lot of human interaction

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