I am a Cesky Terrier and was developed to hunt. My breed’s developer, Frantisek Horak, a geneticist at the Academy of Science in Prague, Czechoslovakia, bred the first litter of Cesky Terriers in 1949. I was exported to the Netherlands before the fall of the Soviet Union, then across Europe and Scandinavia, to Canada and landed in the United States in the 1960s but did not get settled here until 1982.
In 2004, in Ocala, Florida, a group of Cesky breeders, fanciers and owners interested in working with their dogs in AKC events came together. They founded the American Cesky Terrier Fanciers Association (ACTFA). Their mission was to promote the interest of the breed and work for full recognition in the AKC Terrier Group. In 2007, the American Kennel Club (AKC) chose the ACTFA as the Parent Breed Club to represent the Cesky Terrier within the AKC. Effective July 1, 2008 the Cesky Terrier entered the Miscellaneous Class and on June 30, 2011, the Cesky Terrier entered the Terrier Group of AKC.
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