The Český Terrier was recognized for international competition by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale in 1963 as breed number 246 in Group 3, Terriers. The breed is now recognized by all of the major kennel clubs in the English-speaking world. The cesky terrier is one of the six most rare dog breeds worldwide.
The Cesky Terrier has a long head, bushy beard, mustache, and eyebrows. The body is solid, but not heavy. The wavy, silky coat usually comes in various shades of gray-blue with tan, gray, white, or yellow furnishings or light coffee, though puppies are born black. The coat lightens between birth and two years of age.
The Cesky Terrier's eyes are brown in gray-blue dogs and yellow in brown dogs. The noses and lips of blue-gray dogs are black; for brown dogs it is liver. The ears are triangular, folding forward close to the head. The head is long, but not too wide, with a well-defined stop.
The breed standard calls for a calm dog, and aggression is a disqualifying fault. Cesky teriers are reputed to be less active and quieter than other terriers. This may or may not make them suitable pets for families with children.
Height: 10-13 inches (25-32 cm.)
Weight: 13-23 pounds (6-10 kg.)
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 is a good dog for apartment life. They are moderately active indoors and will do okay without a yard.
The Cesky Terrier enjoys running and playing through a wooded area or open countryside. They also need 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.
About 12-15 years.