The Cesky Terrier is a small dog breed that originated in the Czech Republic. The breed was developed in the 1940s by breeder Frantisek Horak, who crossed the Scottish Terrier with the Sealyham Terrier. The goal was to create a terrier suited to the rugged terrains of the Bohemian Forest that could also be used for hunting foxes, badgers and otters.
In 1963, the breed was officially recognized in the Czech Republic and since then its popularity has increased in different parts of the world. The Cesky Terrier is now considered a rare breed and is loved for its unique appearance and friendly disposition.
The Cesky Terrier is known for its friendly, affectionate and gentle nature. They are loyal to their owners and love to be around them. While they enjoy playing outside and taking long walks, they are also content with a quiet life indoors.
Due to their hunting dog background, Cesky Terriers have a high prey drive and can sometimes hunt small animals. It is important to properly socialize and train them to control this behavior. However, they are generally friendly towards other dogs and people making them good family dogs.
In general, Cesky Terriers are healthy dogs, but as with any breed there are health issues they can be prone to. This can include hip dysplasia, eye problems and allergies. It is important to have your dog checked by a vet regularly and to make sure he is fed a balanced diet and gets plenty of exercise.
Cesky Terriers have a rough, dense coat that needs regular grooming. It is important to trim the coat every few months and to brush it daily to prevent tangles and matting. Their nails should be trimmed regularly and their teeth cleaned to prevent tartar and gum problems.
Cesky Terriers need moderate exercise and are content with a short daily walk. They are suited to apartment life, but they should be given the opportunity to play and run outside. It is also important to challenge their minds through training and games.