Cesky Terrier

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General Appearance

A sturdy low set dog, rather long in proportion to height.


Very agile working terrier, hardy and tough, plenty of stamina.


Not aggressive, friendly and companionable.

Head and Skull

Relatively long. Skull slightly arched; slight but distinct stop. Head forms a blunt, long but not too broad triangle when viewed from above. Nostrils large. Nose black in grey-blue dogs; liver in light brown dogs.


Medium-sized, rather deep set, friendly. In blue-grey dogs – black or brown; in light brown dogs – light to dark brown.


Medium size, triangular, high set, pendulous, carried close to cheeks.


Perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.


Medium long, slightly arched and powerful. Slightly loose skin at throat.


Muscular, well laid shoulders. Elbows free moving. Forelegs straight, strong-boned.


Medium long. Level back, slight rise over the loins. Brisket more rounded than deep. Ideal chest circumference 40-45 cms (151/2-171/2 ins). Ribs well-sprung. Loins long, broad and muscular. Moderate tuck up.


Strong, muscular upper thighs, short lower thighs. High set, strongly developed hock. Hind legs stand parallel.


Round, arched and well padded. Forefeet larger than hindfeet.


Long, medium set. At rest hangs with tip slightly raised. Carried slightly upwards when dog is moving.


Propulsive movement. Brisk and vigorous with plenty of drive. Parallel movement fore and aft.


Wavy with silky sheen. Clipped except on upper part of head, legs , rib cage and belly. Eyebrows prominent. Transition between clipped and unclipped must be gradual. Hair on back and neck should be no more than 1.5 cm (1/2 in) long.


Grey-blue or light brown. Yellow and grey markings allowed on cheeks, underside of muzzle, neck, breast, lower parts of legs and under tail. White collar or tail tip permissible. Skin on grey-blue dog – grey; on light brown dog – flesh coloured.


Height: 28-35.5 cms (11-14 ins). Ideal weight: dogs: 8 kgs (171/2 lbs); bitches:7 kgs (151/2 lbs).

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