Cesky Terrier

USD $300-$500 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs


Cross Breed

Breed Type



12-15 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 185
Origin Czech Republic
Other Names Bohemian Terrier
Breed Type Cross Breed
Price (Avg.) USD $300-$500
How much does it cost to purchase a Cesky Terrier?
The price of a Cesky Terrier will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should expect to pay between $300 to $500 per Cesky Terrier if you purchase from a reputable breeder. Prices will be higher for show-quality dogs with a distinguished pedigree. Adult dogs who have already been trained may cost even more. It is usually less expensive to adopt a Cesky Terrier through a shelter.
Size Small
Weight 13 - 23 pounds (6 - 10 kg)
Height 10 - 13 inches (25 - 32 cm)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Recognized by AKC, FCI
The American Kennel Club in 2011 as a Terrier breed. And FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section.
Purpose hunting
Date of Origin 1940s
Ancestry Dandie dinmont terriers, Scottish, Sealyham

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Rough, Smooth
Coat Colors Black, Blue, Gray
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Brown, Gray
Coat Length Large
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Wavy
Recommended Brushes Comb, Deshedder, Nail Clipper, Scissors
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Calm, Cheerful, Nonaggressive, Peaceful, Productive, Quiet, Reserved, Trainable
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Eye Problems, Hip Dysplasia, Lens Luxation, Patellar Luxation, Scottie Cramp
Hypoallergenic Yes
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 7 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 45 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 2.3 cups
Daily Cost $1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost $34.00 - $45.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Cesky Terrier have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 2-4 puppies (Once a year.)


The Cesky Terrier is a small, sturdy dog that originated in Czechoslovakia. It is a rare breed that is not well known outside of its native country. The Cesky Terrier has a unique appearance, with its long, wavy coat and distinctive head shape. It has a lifespan of 12 to 15 years and comes in several colors including black, gray, brown, and white. The average size for an adult Cesky Terrier is between 11 and 13 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 18 and 22 pounds.

The Cesky Terrier has an even-tempered personality that makes it an ideal companion for families with children or other pets. They are loyal to their owners but can be aloof with strangers. They are also very intelligent dogs that can be trained easily if given the right guidance.

Cesky Terriers are friendly with other dogs as well as cats and other animals if they have been properly socialized from an early age. They get along well with children too but should always be supervised when playing due to their small size which makes them vulnerable to injury from rough play or falls.

The temperament of the Cesky Terrier is generally calm but they can become excitable when playing or when around unfamiliar people or animals. They need plenty of exercise to stay healthy both physically and mentally so regular walks or playtime in the yard are important for this breed’s wellbeing.

The health of the Cesky Terrier is generally good but like all breeds they can suffer from certain genetic conditions such as hip dysplasia or eye problems so regular checkups at the vet are recommended to ensure your pet stays healthy throughout its life span.

The adaptability level of the Cesky Terrier is high which means they do well in most environments including apartments as long as they get enough exercise each day to keep them happy and healthy mentally as well as physically . The benefits of having a Cesky terrier include their intelligence which makes them easy to train; their loyalty; their low maintenance grooming needs; their low shedding coat; their good health record; and lastly, their loving nature which makes them great companions for families looking for a loyal pet who will love them unconditionally!


The Cesky Terrier is a small, sturdily built terrier originating from Czechoslovakia. The breed was developed in the late 1940s by Frantisek Horak, who crossed Scottish Terriers and Sealyham Terriers to create a dog that would be suitable for hunting small game. The Cesky Terrier is an intelligent and independent breed that is loyal to its family.

The Cesky Terrier nearly became extinct in the early 1990s due to the dissolution of Czechoslovakia. Fortunately, a few dedicated breeders in the Czech Republic and Slovakia were able to keep the breed alive. The Cesky Terrier has slowly gained popularity in recent years and is now recognized by major kennel clubs around the world.

The ancestry of the Cesky Terrier can be traced back to two Scottish Terriers named Scottie and Robbie, who were brought to Czechoslovakia in 1947. Frantisek Horak acquired Scottie and Robbie with the intention of using them for hunting purposes. He later crossed them with Sealyham Terriers, which resulted in the creation of the Cesky Terrier breed.

The Cesky Terrier was officially recognized as a breed by the Czech Kennel Club in 1963. In 1982, a group of Cesky Terrier enthusiasts founded the first Cesky Terrier club in North America. The breed gained AKC recognition in 2011.