The Cesky Terrier: A Complete Guide

If you want to make a wise and informed purchase when you’re getting your new dog, you will take the time to do all of the necessary research.

Neglecting to learn about even a single aspect of your future dog may lead to disaster, so I believe that you should only bring a dog into your home if you know what to expect.

In this Cesky Terrier guide, I’ll be examining all of the info that you should know about this dog breed.

Hopefully, most of the info in this article can help you decide whether or not the Cesky Terrier will end up being the right dog for you and your family, but in the end, that’s up to you.

You may be wondering exactly what to expect from this guide, so let me give you an idea before you even get started.

I’ll begin with what you should know before buying Cesky Terrier puppies, as it will be far easier if you know what to expect.

I’ll also look at how these dogs act, what they should be eating, and much more.

Cesky Terrier Puppies – Before You Buy…

The Cesky Terrier is one of the rarer breeds worldwide.

It is understandable if you’re asking yourself if the puppy phase really is all that important, and I’ll be the first to tell you that it will lay down the groundwork for your whole relationship with your dog.

Knowing what to expect from a breed before making your purchase will make things much easier for you.

What Price are Cesky Terrier Puppies?

As with many smaller dogs (although more often for Terriers), you’ll find that the Cesky Terrier is a relatively affordable pup.

These dogs will sell for around 300 to 500 dollars, which is much more reasonable than many rare dog breeds.

Of course, the price of this breed will depend on where you are located, as these dogs won’t be entirely prevalent in every area of the US.

Having come from former Czechoslovakia, this breed is relatively new, meaning that they are not as popular as some of the other purebred terriers.

Where to Find Reputable Cesky Terrier Breeders?

Finding the right breeder can determine whether you get the dog of your dreams or one that has more problems than you may have first assumed.

You may be shocked to learn that breeders with ill intentions are more common than you would expect, even if you have already heard of puppy mills.

If you don’t want to spend your money on an industry that doesn’t care for the dogs that it is taking advantage of, you will have to take some precautions.

Visit your breeder’s home, pay close attention the reactions of their dogs, and watch how they treat them to find out if they are trustworthy.

3 Little-Known Facts About Cesky Terrier Puppies

  1. The Cesky Terrier is a relatively recent dog breed that was created in the late-1940s. This breed gained official recognition a little more slowly than other breeds, though this is because it was initially bred in a Communist country. In fact, the breeder’s efforts brought the secret police to his doorstep.
  2. These puppies were initially bred so that they could hunt in the thick Bohemian forest, a place that has long confounded even the hardiest of dogs. Though the Cesky Terrier is a reasonably competent tracker, even they ended up having some troubles keeping track of prey through that forest.
  3. If you’re looking for a unique dog, you may want to pick up a Cesky Terrier puppy since these dogs are one of the rarer breeds worldwide. In fact, the Cesky Terrier is one of the six rarest dog breeds in the world, though they can often be confused with their Sealyham Terrier ancestors.
Despite being a small dog, the Cesky Terrier can eat like a big one.

Physical Traits of the Cesky Terrier

The Cesky Terrier is a surprisingly rectangular dog for a Terrier breed, and it is entirely different to the smaller, whiplike dogs that most people would commonly associate with Terriers.

The Cesky Terrier has long facial hair that comes from both its Scottish and Sealyham Terrier ancestors.

Being an officially recognized breed, there are standards for the Cesky Terrier, so it will be a little easier to determine their purity.

Seeing as these dogs were initially bred for hunting, they are surprisingly stocky and muscular for their size, and their short legs are more powerful than you would assume.

Most Cesky Terriers have a coat that is noticeably recognizable when compared to that of the breeds from which it was derived.

Most of these dogs will feature darker fur that ranges from light grey all the way down to black, though there are also Cesky Terriers with brown coats, which are quite uncommon.

How Big is a Full-Grown Cesky Terrier?

Seeing as these dogs are relatively small, there is not much variation in the size of a Cesky Terrier, as most of them will range from around 9.5 inches to 12.5 inches tall.

Of course, since there is a breed standard for this dog, there are also ideal heights for both the males and females of the breed.

According to the standard, males of this breed should be 11.5 inches tall, while the females should be around 10.5 inches tall.

There isn’t much variance in terms of weight as well for these dogs, with most of them weighing somewhere in between 13 and 22 pounds; this is also the breed standard.

What is the Cesky Terrier’s Life Expectancy?

Seeing as the Cesky Terrier is a dog breed that is relatively small, you can expect it to live longer than most larger hunting dogs.

This dog will often live for around 12 to 15 years, though some of them can live longer. That being said, the Cesky Terrier also does not face too many issues with health.

If the Cesky Terrier is lucky, it will often live for as long as it can, without any tragic conditions to cut its lifespan short.

For those who have trouble facing the hardship of taking their canine companion to the vet, we’ll further discuss the impressive medical characteristics of these dogs later on.

Intelligence, Temperament, and Personality Traits of the Cesky Terrier

If you have some experience with Terriers, it is likely that you expect more of the same out of the Cesky Terrier, but this breed may just end up surprising you.

The Cesky Terrier is one of the least energetic Terrier breeds around, which makes them better suited to the stealthy aspects of hunting.

The Cesky Terrier is an excellent option for owners with a family as this breed is rarely, if ever, aggressive.

This dog breed is seen as having near limitless levels of patience, and I have yet to see an example of the breed that is prone to the outbursts that you will see from Jack Russells and other Terriers.

For those who are on the lookout for an intelligent dog that can be taught to do tricks and compete, the Cesky Terrier is an excellent starting point.

Since this breed is much easier to work with than many other kinds of dogs, you will find few better entry points to the world of show dogs.

The Cesky Terrier is one of the most affordable dog breeds.

The Cesky Terrier’s Diet

Seeing as this is a smaller dog, it is likely that you don’t expect to have to feed it quite as much as some other breeds, and you would be right, to a certain extent.

Surprisingly enough, these dogs can eat up to 2.5 cups of food per day, making the Cesky Terrier one of the hungrier small dog breeds.

While this dog eats more than other small dogs, you will still want to feed it high-quality food as their smaller bodies will need all of the nutrients that they can get.

In the end, you might end up paying around 50 dollars per month to ensure that your Cesky Terrier remains adequately fed.

How Much Exercise Does the Cesky Terrier Need?

If you don’t have much time to take out your dog, the Cesky Terrier might be a reasonable choice when you consider how little exercise they need.

You will only need to take out your Cesky Terrier for around seven miles of activity per week, which boils down to just a mile per day.

Cesky Terrier Health and Conditions

As I mentioned before, the Cesky Terrier is an exceptionally healthy breed that will not give you too many troubles when it comes to going to the vet.

Of course, this breed is not perfect, so there are still some issues that you can expect to face; let’s take a quick look at them.

Serious Issues:

  • Heart problems

Minor Issues:

My Final Thoughts on the Cesky Terrier

Whether you’re looking to get into training show dogs, or if you just want a dog that’s small and easier to own than most, the Cesky Terrier is an excellent choice.

Thank you for taking the time to read this guide, I hope that I have been able to help you out.

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OVERALL SUMMARY

9
Cost to Buy
9
Cuteness Level
8.5
Family Safety
8
Friendliness
6.5
Health Concerns
7
Life Span
7.5
Exercise Required
7
Food Required
OVERALL RATING 7.8 / 10

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