The Cesky Terrier is the result of appropriate crossbreeding
of short legged terriers including the Sealyham Terrier and Scotch
Terrier, with the aim to develop a light, short legged, well pigmented
and biddable hunting Terrier. Mr. Frantisek Horak a Czech geneticist
started to improve the breed by standardizing the breed characteristics
in 1940. In 1959 these dogs were shown for the first time in Prague,
and the breed was officially recognized by the FCI in 1963.
Unique to the breed is the soft, waved, non-shedding
coat which does not require traditional stripping. Originally known
as the Bohemian Terrier due to the geographic area in which he was
developed, the Cesky Terrier is a good family pet that enjoys a
versatile life style including hiking and swimming. The Cesky Terrier
was officially recognized with the Canadian Kennel in 2000 and enjoys
a loyal and dedicated following throughout Canada.