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  • The Cesky Terrier Dog is AKC’s 172nd breed.
  • The Cesky Terrier Dog has been assigned the Terrier Group designation.
  • The Cesky Terrier has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since 1996.
  • The Cesky Terrier was developed by Mr. Frantisek Horak, a Czechoslovakian geneticist.
  • The breed is sometimes called the Czech Terrier, Czesky Terrier or Bohemian Terrier.
  • In its country of origin, the Cesky Terrier has been portrayed on postage stamps.
  • The name is pronounced ches-kee.
  • Cesky Terriers were first imported to the United States in the late 1980's.
  • Geneticist Frantisek Horak crossed the Scottish Terrier with the Sealyham Terrier to create the Cesky Terrier.
  • At the October 2010 Board Meeting the American Cesky Terrier Fanciers Association is the official parent club for the Cesky Terrier and to accept the Cesky Terrier into the AKC Stud Book on June 1, 2011. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Terrier Group beginning June 30, 2011. There will be an open registry for the breed until July 1, 2015.
  • At the October 2007 Board Meeting t he American Cesky Terrier Fanciers Association will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Cesky Terrier and will be eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, effective July 1, 2008.
  • In December 2003 the AKC Board approved the eligibility of some Foundation Stock breeds, which meet certain criteria, for competition in AKC Companion Events (Obedience, Tracking, and Agility), effective January 1, 2004. The breeds must have a minimum of 150 dogs with three generation pedigrees recorded in the FSS®, a national breed club with members in at least 20 states, and an AKC approved breed standard. The breeds that currently meet the criteria are the Irish Red and White Setter, the Cesky Terrier, the Coton de Tulear, the Norwegian Lundehund, the FSS® Black and Tan Coonhound, the Bluetick Coonhound, the American English Coonhound, the Treeing Walker Coonhound, the Peruvian Inca Orchid, the Sloughi, the Dogue de Bordeaux, the Tibetan Mastiff, the Perro de Presa Canario, the Chinook, the Norwegian Buhund, the Swedish Vallhund, the Finnish Lapphund, and the Pyrenean Shepherd. Requests by breed clubs to have their breeds compete in the various Performance Events would be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • At the November 2003 Board Meeting the Cesky Terrier was approved for competition in AKC Earthdog Tests, effective January 1, 2004.

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