The Cesky Terrier is a native of Czechoslovakia and was developed by Mr. Frantisik Horak through crossings of Scottish Terriers with Sealyham Terriers. Mr. Horak was an avid hunter and developed the Cesky Terrier specifically to be hunted in packs in the forests of Bohemia. They are an intelligent and alert breed that has been used to hunt a variety of animals including rabbit, fox, ducks, pheasants, and even larger prey such as wild boar. Cesky Terriers are a national breed of Czechoslovakia and have been featured on postage stamps, on television, in books, and a movie. They make good family pets but their owners must be continually proactive about socializing them as they have a tendency to be reserved around strangers. They need plenty of physical activity and will find their own amusements, likely digging, if not adequately entertained and exercised. Their long, silky, charcoal to platinum-colored coats require moderate grooming and monthly clippings.
Each AKC approved purebred breed has its own national club. The mission of these “parent breed clubs” is to improve and preserve a particular breed by advancing knowledge about its history, its health and care requirements and by assuring that the breed’s form and function remain true to its historical physical type and character: A Dalmatian, for instance, should be athletic and have a natural affinity for working with horses. A Fox Terrier should have the right body size and shape, and a drive to go after vermin.
Pet owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and others with a special love for a breed, join the parent breed club to meet like-minded enthusiasts and to support the club’s mission.
The national parent breed club is the first place for the public to go to learn about a breed or find a knowledgeable, experienced breeder.