The fine, silky coat requires regular brushing and some professional grooming to look its best.
Cesky Terriers are loyal family members who require continued socialization throughout their lives due to their reserved nature towards strangers. They are an active breed and like most terriers, love to dig. Ceskys require a moderate amount of grooming with monthly clippings. A secure backyard where the breed can get regular exercise is strongly recommended.
Depending on the size of your dog as an adult you are going to want to feed them a formula that will cater to their unique digestive needs through the various phases of their life. Many dog food companies have breed-specific formulas for small, medium, large and giant breeds.
The Cesky Terrier is a small breed and has a lifespan of 12 to 15 years. What you feed your dog is an individual choice, but working with your veterinarian and/or breeder will be the best way to determine frequency of meals as a puppy and the best adult diet to increase his longevity. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.
If returning from a hunt full of mud and dirt, the dog should be allowed to dry before being combed out. In general, this breed requires a moderate amount of grooming with monthly clippings. Their strong nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or a grinder to avoid overgrowth and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.
While Ceskys are as determined and prey-driven as any other earthdog, they’re mellower than a typically edgy terrier. Wary of strangers and protective of loved ones, they’re good watchdogs but not particularly yappy. They train well and want to please. Clever, adventurous, and family-oriented, well-socialized Ceskys are vigorous playmates for kids and eager walking buddies for the folks. Here’s the catch: They’re a scarce breed, with only about 600 of them in America. A great family dog, if you’re lucky enough to find one.
Cesky Terrier &HEALTH
Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like patellar luxation, cardiac and eye disease. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Cesky Terriers are healthy dogs.
Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a Cesky Terriers can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.