Cesky Terrier

The Cesky Terrier is a relatively modern breed coming from the Czech Republic, where it is the national dog in May 1989.

Cesky Terrier breed category


Size of the Cesky Terrier


Country of origin

Czech Republic

Cesky Terrier breed introduction

The Cesky Terrier was developed by a Czech breeder called Frantisek Horak in 1948. It was created by crossing the Sealyham Terrier and the Scottish Terrier. It was bred specifically to hunt in the challenging terrain of the forests of Bohemia. It is a compact, well-muscled short-legged dog, set low to the ground with a long silky wavy coat and distinctive facial furnishings. The Cesky Terrier is also known as the Bohemian Terrier.

Colour varieties of the Cesky Terrier

The Cesky Terrier is available in a variety of colours including:

  • Dark Grey
  • Grey
  • Grey & Tan
  • Grey Blue
  • Light Brown
  • Silver
  • Wheaten

Height and weight of the Cesky Terrier

Height bitch - 27 cms
Height dog - 29 cms

Weight bitch - 6-10 kgs
Weight dog - 6-10 kgs

Exercise requirements of the Cesky Terrier

The Cesky Terrier requires around an hour of exercise every day.

Cesky Terrier life expectancy

A healthy Cesky Terrier should expect to enjoy a lifespan of between 12-15 years.

The breed

The Cesky Terrier is still quite rare in the UK, with approximately only around 450 in the country. The breed’s name is pronounced CHESS-KEY, meaning Czech. The breed is intelligent, easy to train and not aggressive to other dogs. It does need plenty of grooming to maintain its shiny, glossy coat