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Official Standard for the Cesky Terrier
Approved by AKC - November 14, 2017 Effective January 1, 2018 to present
The Cesky Terrier was developed to be a well-muscled, short legged and well pigmented hunting terrier with natural drop ears and a natural tail. Correct coat and color are important. The Cesky is longer than it is tall and has a topline that rises slightly higher over the loin and rump. It sports a soft, silky coat in two color varieties, gray and coffee, the coffee color being extremely rare. The correct coat is clipped, not hand stripped. The hallmarks of the breed should be unique unto itself with a lean body and graceful movement. They are reserved towards strangers, loyal to their owners, but ever keen and alert in their surroundings.
Size, Proportion, Substance
Ideal measurements: Height - The ideal Cesky should be 11 1/2 inches at the withers for dogs, 10 1/2 inches for bitches. Weight - Ideally between 13 and 22 pounds, bitches weighing slighly less. Length - The lengthe of the body, measured from sternum to buttocks should be in a ratio of approximately 1 1/2 (Length) to 1 (Height) . The overall balance is more important than any single specification.
About 7 to 8 inches long, 3 to 4 inches wide and shaped like a long, blunt wedge. The plane of the forehead forms a slight , but definate stop. The breadth between the ears is slightly larger for a dog than a bitch. The head should join the neck smoothly. Eyes- Almond shaped of medium size. Slightly deep set. The color is brown or dark brown; the color being lighter in coffee colored dogs. Ears - Medium size, dropping in such a way to well cover the oriface. Ears are set rather high, the fold not to protrude over the top of the skull, with forward edge lying close to the cheek. Shaped like a triangle, with the shorter side of the triangle at the fold of the ear, that is longer than wide. Skull - Occipital protuberance easy to palpate, cheek bones moderately prominent. Frontal furrow only slightly marked. A shallow indentation running down the brows, and joining the muzzle with a moderate stop. Muzzle - Nasal bridge straight. Narrow foreface undesirable. Nose dark and well develpoed. The color is black in gray dogs, liver in coffee colored dogs. Teeth set square in a strong jaw, sound and regular, and of good size and full dentition. Either scissor or level bite is acceptable.