The Cesky Terrier is a short-legged, well-muscled hunting terrier, resembling a combination of its Sealyham Terrier and Scottish Terrier parent breeds. Boasting of a longer body than it is tall, it stands 27 to 29 centimetres at the withers and weighs 13 to 22 pounds. From tip to tail, it is about 60 centimetres in length. It has a blunt and wedge-shaped head, a strong square jaw with a perfect scissor bite, medium eyes, with a friendly expression, and high-set dropped ears. Its eyes and nose follow the colour of its coat.
The Cesky Terrier has a graceful and sophisticated appearance due in part to its adorable coat, which is slightly wavy with a silky sheen. It sports a long beard and mustache with its hair flowing from it forehead over the eyes. When joining shows, its hair must be clipped except on the foreface, legs and belly. According to KC standards, the accepted colours are grey-blue or light brown with yellow and grey markings.
As a breed with long hair whose classy appearance needs to be maintained, the Cesky Terrier has demanding grooming needs. It needs to be professionally groomed and trimmed on a regular basis so your work at home becomes easier. Once its coat is left in its natural state without being professionally trimmed, it will take a tremendous amount of time to maintain. Imagine having to spend at least 4 hours of brushing and combing once a week just to keep it in top shape. Unlike other terriers, the Cesky’s coat should be shaped and trimmed using clippers and scissors and not by hand stripping. It needs to be bathed weekly or bi-weekly, or every few months when regularly taken to the groomer’s.
Like most small dogs, Cesky Terriers are prone to dental problems because of their small mouths. Aside from brushing twice a week, occasional dental cleanings at the vet’s are suggested. Also make sure to clean its ears, trim its nails and inspect skin for fleas and red spots.