Cesky Terrier Breed Profile


The Cesky is longer than it is tall and has a topline that rises slightly higher over the loin and rump. It sports a soft, long, silky coat in shades of gray from charcoal to platinum. The correct coat is clipped to emphasize a slim impression. The hallmarks of the breed should be unique unto itself with a lean body and graceful movement. They are not to be mistaken for a gray specimen of the heavier-boned parent breeds. They are reserved toward strangers, loyal to their owners, but ever-keen and alert during the hunt.


All puppies are born black, black and tan, or brown. The correct mature color in dogs 2-3-years-old is any shade of gray from dark charcoal to platinum gray.


Balanced, nonaggressive. Not to be sparred in the show ring. Can be reserved toward strangers. A pleasant dog that is not as excitable as other terrier breeds but always ready to give chase to something of interest.


The Cesky Terrier was recognized for international competition in 1963 as breed number 246 in Group 3, Terriers. English-speaking kennel clubs now recognize this breed.

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