A short legged, well-muscled and solidly built terrier, rectangular in proportion, with long hair and drop ears, developed to hunt fox and badger. Unlike most of the other terrier breeds, the Cesky is trimmed by clipping, instead of stripping, and the tail is undocked. The Cesky is a pleasant and cheerful companion dog, easy to train and not aggressive. Bred to hunt both singly and in packs, the Cesky is calmer than the other terriers. The breed can be reserved with strangers.
The Cesky Terrier, also known as the Bohemian Terrier or Czech Terrier was developed by Dr Frantisek Horak, who bred Scottish and Sealyham Terriers in The Czech Republic in the 1930s. He wanted a short-legged, hunting terrier that was not only a pack-hunting dog but that was also a good family pet and show dog. Dr Horak cross bred the Scottish and Sealyham Terriers and the first Cesky Terrier litter was born in 1950. This breed is one of the rarest dog breeds in the world, and was first recognized by The Federation Cynologique Interationale (an international federation of breed clubs based in Belgium) in 1963. The breed was first imported into America in the late 1980s. It is recognized by all the major Kennel Clubs in Europe, and is currently classified by the American Kennel Club as a Foundation Stock Service (FSS) breed.