The Cesky was bred as a hunting dog but now they are kept as a companion dog. It is the loving, energetic, and playful temperament of a terrier. Although a terrier, it is calmer than most of the terriers out there.

Like a human baby, the puppies also go from different phases to adulthood. However, time moves faster for puppies compare to human babies. If your Cesky Terrier has given birth, we will guide you through the puppy’s different developmental phases and behavior.


A Cesky Terrier gives birth to 4-6 puppies at a time. The newly born puppy is completely blind, deaf, toothless, and unable to walk. It is very delicate at this time because the puppy cannot generate its own body heat and is unable to defecate on its own. So, the mother keeps the puppies warm and help them defecate by licking the belly.

The puppy drinks only the mother’s milk. No other processed food or liquid should be given to the pup. The mother’s milk is rich in colostrum which produces antibodies that keep the puppy safe from infection and other diseases.

Neonatal Stage (0-2 Weeks)

The stage from birth to two weeks of the puppy is called the neonatal stage. From birth to few weeks, the Cesky Terrier puppy fully depends on its mother. It is in crucial time where the mother have to keep him warm and cozy from her body heat. If the puppy is separated from her, it might die of hypothermia.

The puppy needs about 90% of sleep in a day for the proper development of the body and mind. In about 10 days, the Cesky Terrier puppy begins to hear and in 14 days, it is able to see but the vision is not fully clear. The puppy starts recognizing its mother and other littermates.

Few weeks old Cesky Terrier puppies
Few weeks old Cesky Terrier puppies.
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Transitional Stage (2-4 Weeks)

The transitional stage is an important time for the puppy. It begins to see clearly after few weeks and teeth will start appearing. When the puppy is not able to walk, it finds its mother by crawling which helps in the muscles movement and its development.

After few weeks, you will see them walking in a wabbly manner. Around the fourth week of its birth, the puppy starts sampeling food from its mother plate.

Socialization Stage (4-18 Weeks)

Socialization is another important stage, where the puppy is exposed for the first time to the outside world. At this time, the Cesky Terrier puppy is scared and fearful, so slow exposure is necessary. Keep them on a leash so they do not run off while taking out. Introduce them and socialize them with a variety of people and other pets in the park too.

Cesky Terrier puppies
Cesky Terrier puppies playing in the field.
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Starts training from basic and slowly move to advance training. They are happy and eager to please their owner at this age. Therefore, training them becomes easy.

When your Cesky Terrier puppy reach 8 weeks old, vaccinate them with distemper, parvovirus, coronavirus, and other disease after consulting a vet.

Juvenile Stage (3-6 Months)

At this stage, the Cesky Terrier puppy begins to lose its puppy face and starts looking more adult. Although their behavior is still like a puppy, their physical development reaches adulthood. Training should still be continued with new tricks and agility training. Proper guidance is necessary at this age by a patient and firm leader.

The puppy teeth starts turning in adult teeth which makes them itchy. You will see them teething and mouthing any stuff they find. Do not scold them or use harsh words even if they are being naughty. Train the, properly and buy them toys, so they can chew on them.

Cesky Terrier puppy sitting
Cesky Terrier puppy sitting.
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Adolescence Stage (6-12 Months)

In this period, The Cesky Terrier puppy has fully developed and grown into an adult dog. The female experience her first heat at 6-8 months whereas the male is sexually active. However, do not involve them in mating and breeding until they reach 16-18 months old.

The puppy stops physically growing when it reach 16-18 months old. They settle in their adult personality and by this time, all the training should be completed. Otherwise, it will be very hard to make them obey you once they are adult.

Vaccination Chart For Cesky Terrier

6 to 8 WeeksDistemper, parvovirus
10 to 12 WeeksDHPP (vaccines for distemper, adenovirus, parinfluenza, and parvovirus)
16 to 18 WeeksDHPP, rabies
Every 1 to 2 YearsDHPP
Every 1 to 3 YearsRabies (as required by law)
Vaccination Chart For Cesky Terrier.

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