New Westminster Breed 2012 – Spotlight On The Cesky Terrier

February 13th, 2012 by Dan

The Cesky (chess – key) is the newest addition to the Terrier Group this year at Westminster. This little dog is considered one of the national breeds of the Czech Republic.

The Cesky originated when Dr. Frantisek Horak (of the Czech Republic) sought to develop a breed that would excel at pack hunting, in the show ring and also be a stable family companion. They are descendants of the Sealyham and Scottish Terriers.

The Cesky Terrier is a small, short-legged breed, ranging in size from 10 to 13 inches tall at the shoulder and 16-22 pounds. They have natural drop ears and a gray coat that requires a moderate amount of grooming.

Cesky Terriers are loyal companions to their immediate family, but can be shy and reserved with strangers. They require regular socialization throughout their lives in order for them to be well adjusted. The Cesky is an active and energetic breed that loves to express their terrier tendencies through digging. These dogs can’t be left in a yard without supervision or they’ll be sure to make a break for it!

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