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.