Cesky Terrier

The Czech Terrier or Cesky Terrier is a small dog breed with a strong and charismatic personality. Originally from the Czech Republic, this terrier was created as a mouse hunting dog.

General details

The average weight of males is 6.5 kg, while the average weight of females is 5.5 kg. The height of males is approximately 30 centimeters, and in females 28 cm. Their life expectancy is between 12 and 14 years. In addition, the Czech Terrier is not recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI).

Breed history in brief

The Czech Terrier is a breed of dog originating in Czechoslovakia, which was created in the 1930s. These dogs were bred to assist local hunters in hunting rabbits and other small animals. This breed is very similar to other European terriers, and there are several theories about their origin, although it is known that they developed from crosses between dogs of the region, such as the fox terrier, the Austrian pinscher, the west highland white terrier, and the schnauzer. Today, Czech Terriers are widely known as family pets, as they are very affectionate, playful and loyal dogs.

Breed characteristics

This is one of the small-sized dog breeds, with a robust bone structure and a characteristic square head. They have a compact and muscular body, with short, strong legs, drooping ears and a cropped tail. Their coat is rough and dense, becoming longer on the tail and ears. The color of its coat is commonly dark brown, with a variety of shades ranging from gray to black. The Cheso Terrier is a very cheerful, loyal and easy to train dog, although it is also known to be quite active. This breed is prized for its intelligence, courage and loyalty.

Common health problems

Despite their generally good health, these dogs are at a higher risk than other dogs for developing certain health conditions. The most common diseases in Czech Terriers include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, hereditary eye disease, hypothyroidism, autoimmune disorders, heart disease, epilepsy and allergies.

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