What I Feed My Cesky And Other Dogs

I don’t know about you but me as a dog lover I am really concerned about the food that I feed my dogs. I am the owner of three dogs. I got a little toy poodle that weighs about 5 pounds. I got a tiny Maltese that also weighs about 5 pounds. Then I got my Ceskey terrier my waist about 20 pounds, so he’s a beast compared to the rest of the guys.

The poodle that I own I’ve had as part of our family for close to 10 years now. The Maltese we’ve had for approximately seven years. And the Ceskey Terrier we’ve had for about 2 years now. Now I will have to admit then when I first got our little poodle I wasn’t very familiar with dog foods all that much. I basically fed him the cheap stuff that you buy at any store anywhere. You know the type of dog food I’m talking about, stuff like pedigree and all those other cheap bags people buy.

The only thing I did know about dog food was I knew that I was going to have to buy smaller bite-size pieces for my toy dogs.

Well let me tell you right here, I learned some incredibly tough lessons with cheap dog food. I learned it a lot of this dog food is bunch of processed filler and not even real food. In the very beginning with my little poodle we used to buy him the cheap food and he used to be just fine. We never noticed anything different with him. He seemed healthy full of energy and bounced around all over the place. It wasn’t until he was about 3 years old that we started to notice and weird things about him. We started the notice that he constantly had ear infections. We take him to the vet he analyzed them and tell us that he just had some minor infections. He give us ear drops to put into him and tell us about little mites that he would collect in his ears. The problem was that he smelled really bad too.

Well, we just kept going at it and kept buying ear drops and trying to cure him of his little ear mites that he kept getting. But nothing really seemed to work. Later on we started to notice that he started to get an infection on his skin. Our poor little guy was constantly scratching constantly digging in his ears with his paws and always seem like he was irritated. He could not stop licking his paws and constantly scratching everywhere. We could not figure out what was wrong with him. His pink little skin was starting to turn black and we had no idea why. We took him to the vet and he just told us that he had an infection and give us medicine for him but it didn’t hear him.

It wasn’t until a friend of ours that owns a lawn care service in Paso Robles started to tell us what he thought was wrong with him. He told us it could be his food because he had a similar thing happen to his dog. I started to look online and really started to do some homework and realize what was wrong with him. I started to read online that dogs are carnivores and they require foods high in protein. The dog foods that we give our dogs are loaded with carbohydrates. Not only are they loaded with carbohydrates they’re filled with a bunch of fillers and garbage that’s not even real food. That’s when it suddenly hit me that it’s got to be the food that was hurting him. He was low on energy he look like he was constantly in pain for a while there I thought he was going to die.

So that’s when I decided just to stop buying him the cheap dog food. I went over to Petco and bought him Blue Buffalo high protein food. I bought him the small bites toy brand. He seemed to like it and he was eating it up. Well it took about a month or so, and we started to see some changes in the little guy. In time we started to see his skin color start to go back to pink in color. He started to look like he was no longer in pain. We started to notice that his energy was starting to come back. He was still having problems with his ears but even that was starting to go away. After about three months we’d notice his ears finally start to clear up.

It was like he was a brand new dog all over again. We felt so bad when he’s ears were itching constantly because he could not stop shaking his head to relieve the pain and itching that he had. For a while there we thought he was going to end up hurting his back from shaking so much. But even that eventually went away. I could not believe it was the dog food that was ruining our little pets life. I could not believe that people feed this to their dogs. Maybe it’s just our dogs since they’re so pure bred that they become extra sensitive to some of that really high processed foods.

Well whatever the case may be, I will never go back to buying cheap dog food ever again. Luckily I learned my lesson and I did not feed those foods to our other two dogs. We fed him nothing but good quality stuff and continue to look into finding even better and better nutrition for our pets. We spent all that money on grooming on toys and on activities for our little guys, why not spend the extra money on great quality food to help them live a good and comfortable life.

What People First Love About My Cesky Terrier

A lot of people have know idea that the breed of dog called the Canadian Cesky Terrier even exists. It’s great to see the excitement in people and also seeing their reaction on their faces from the pure cuteness of my breed of dog. I’ll admit it… I love it when I get those reactions about my dog Bruiser.

I’ll take him out to Lowe’s home improvement store, which is a super cool store that allows you to take your pet in as long as they’re on a leash, when I go out on a weekend and am looking for a couple of things to fix up my house. Some of the first things people react to when I’m talking him out for a walk is that cool and unique hair cut. It just draws people in! Even them big and tough contractors in the store. I’m surprised how many there are! There was one contractor in Paso Robles in particular that really loved my dog.

They just can help and ask what type of dog I own. I, of course, am always more than happy to tell them. Yes, I’m super proud of my breed of dog.

Well, I’ve kept track to see some of the best characteristics that really catch the attention other dog lovers I meet.

Number 1 – One of the very first things other dog lovers like about my Cesky is the look and feel of his hair. His unique haircut that leaves his looking like a giant push broom and that cool looking stach and beard always captivates everyone. They simply love the look and when they go to pet him, the love the way the fur feels so smooth and soft. Mines got a cool darker color and it just looks amazing.

Number 2 – When I’m strolling out in the park or walking my little buddy in a store that allows pets, people are confused as to what type of dog I own. The are surprised when I tell them the breed as many have never heard of it but are also impressed with his little size.  They love his size and think is the perfect dog size to have in a home. Not too big, and not too small. They pet his little firm and muscular body and immediately fall in love with him. Too bad! He’s my little buddy!

Number 3 – Know what surprises a lot of fellow dog owners about my dog? Just how well behaved he is and incredible social my little Bruiser is. I explain to them that Cesky Terriers are a little less energetic compared to other Terrier breeds and that they don’t really need all that much exercise. I tell them that he’s about a mid level energy type dog and when I take him out, he tends to relax after a while of walking. I also tell them that he is very social and we started him off that way in our family. He gets plenty of family time and gets along great with people and other dogs.

Number 4 –  Other dog lovers are surprised to learn of his breed. People are pretty much impressed with his overall appearance and demeanor. Almost no one has ever heard of a Cesky Terrier. Once I tell them a little history about the breed and its characteristics, they all seem very impressed! Makes me proud to know that I’m strolling around my town with such a rare breed. It also makes me very proud to know that I take great care of my little buddy, with regular groomings, good dog foods, plenty of exercise, and probably an over dose of love. But hey, a dog can never have too much of that right?

How I Taught My Dog To Play Fetch

A great exercise for a dog is the simple and most cliche of all dog tricks. What is it?

It’s playing fetch!

The concept is simple right? You grab a ball, yell out to your dog “all right buddy! Go get the ball!”, then you toss the ball and he runs after it, grabs it, returns it and drops it off by your feet for you to toss it again.

As simple as that whole thing is, it is pretty tricky teaching your dog how to play fetch. The first thing you’re going to have to realize is that it’s going to take quite a bit of time to teach them.

If I was going to teach a dog to play fetch I would probably set aside about 1 hour a day for about a week to do the training. Another thing you’re going to have to keep in mind is that you’re going to have to be very patient with your little guy.

I would start off things with a tennis ball. I’d introduce them to the ball and just start rolling it around and get him used to playing with it. I’d bounce it around and make it exciting and make it fun.

What are going to quickly realize is that when he has the ball he’s not going to want to let go of it. What you don’t want to do is to yank it out of his mouth. This will only cause him to clamp down harder on the ball and not want to let go. What you have to do is just grab it in his mouth and hold it. Do not pull it just hold on. Let him give it up. By you simply grabbing it and holding it while he has it in his mouth too it causes him to give up and just give it to you. He in a way yields to you.

Once you start to do this in hold on to the ball and let him drop it he starts to get used to it. His little mind starts to understand that you want him to drop the ball off to you. So the next step would be to start to throw the ball a little ways out. He’ll run after it and grab it. Problem is sometimes he won’t come back to you. So you just got to call out his name and make it fun for him to come running back and you guys fight for the ball again. Once he gets back to you repeat the process of grabbing the ball from his mouth and not pulling it just holding it. He’ll begin to understand that he has to let it go. Once you do this enough times once you stick your hand out he’ll just voluntarily just drop it there. It’s pretty cool to see when that happens.

Once you get them used to getting the ball from a few feet away and get him used to coming back to you and letting go the ball it’s time to start chucking that thing further.

Start by throwing it out 20 to 30 feet out and having him bring it back to you. After a while he’ll start to understand what the whole concept is all about. Then you can start throwing it further and further away.

The next step you’re going to have to teach him is how to stop playing fetch. If you don’t teach him this he’ll never want to stop. The way I’ve taught my dogs to stop is very simple. Once we are done playing I grab the ball and yell up the word “mine”. Once I yell at that word mine I Hold On To The Ball and not moving anymore.

Doing this makes him realize that me, the pack leader, is daou in charge of the ball. I’ve taken control of it and ownership of it. Since he knows I am the leader he simply yields without any hesitation and is perfectly cool with the idea. He didn’t knows playtime is over. I snap him out of it and we go about our business.

That’s it. That’s pretty much how I teach a dog how to play fetch. It does take a little bit of time and a little bit of patience. And I will be honest, there are some dogs that simply don’t like it. They don’t like it and they will never learn it so you going to have to deal with that. My little maltese is like that.

Tips On Walking The Cesky Terrier

I can honestly say that nothing will bond your dog with its owner than a good long walk.

What could be better?

You take your pal out for a long 45 minute to an hour stroll, you get some much needed exercise. Your buddy gets his much needed exercise. It creates a great activity for his mind. It shows your loyal companion that it is YOU that is the pack leader and creates an incredible bond.

Want to know something else? If you have other dogs and you need to introduce a new dog to the family, nothing will do that better than a long walk. Well, that is if you do the walking correctly.

I wanted to share some of my tips here for walking your cesky terrier but this tips will work with pretty much any dog.

I’ve owned dogs pretty much all of my adult life. I became a huge fan of the show The Dog Whisperer and learned a great deal about dogs that I started to figure out on my own. We owned a toy poodle for a while and it was the only dog we had. We later went out and got a toy maltese to join our pack. When we first got the dog our poodle hates him! He always went after him and attacked him.

Well, I decided to take them both out for long 1 hour walks every day. I kept them both on short leashes and always walked in front of them to let them know that it was I that was in charge of the show. It’s crazy, but just after a few times of doing this I discovered that they would both just submit and let me take the lead. almost as if they were waiting for me to do so!

With time, our poodle just got along with the maltese and learned to expect him in the family. Whenever he’d try to get aggressive towards him I would simply stand in front of him and snap my fingers and he knew I was not gonna let that happen.

So when it comes to walking your cesky, here’s a few tips I’d follow.

Number 1 – Walk him everyday for at least 30 minutes. This also depends on the energy level of the dog. Some are a little more energetic than others and might need a good solid hour.

Number 2 – Always walk ahead of the pooch. I try to walk at a pretty good pace and shorten up the leash so that I am either always walking ahead of him or exactly side-by-side. This shows them that it is you that is in charge.

Number 3 – Make sure they focus. Always have them look forward and focus. Do not let them get distracted and allow them to start sniff around and peeing all over the place. Wait till the 30 minutes are up before you let them do that. this shows them a reward for maintaining their focus and being obedient.

Number 4 – Reward them. After a good long walk and having your little guy come in through that little dog door you set up for them, and reward the little guy with some snacks or treats. To me, this make me think that he thinks whenever we go out for a walk that we are actually going out seeking food. You know, just like a pack of wolves or wild dogs.

Make sure walking is a regular routine when you own a Cesky. Those little guys need to exert their energy. If you don’t, they will start to use that energy with bad habits like chewing stuff up or constant digging. So get out there and walk your dog!

 

Grooming This Cool Breed Of Dog

Hey you know what? Grooming and bathing is just as important to dogs as it is to us humans. Only thing is, they don’t need it as often as we do. I’m sure a dog doesn’t care all that much if it’s clean as much as we do but it’s our job to bath and groom them.

When it comes to a Cesky Terrier, the bathing should be done probably every couple of weeks, of course depending on the type of activities and mischief the little guy gets into. Of course you should always use shampoos designed for dogs since the got totally different skin and oils than us humans.

The most common type of grooming and haircut the Cesky Terrier gets is a cool looking cut. The cool thing about the cesky is that it’s hair gross long and it’s really smooth and flows real well. How most people cut it is by having all of its hair and coat super short and trimmed up of the entire back and sides of the dog. The hair is also trimmed really short through the upper parts of their legs and all the way up their entire neck and ears.

They leave it long in two places. The leave it long underneath the belly and the lower portions of the legs. The last place they leave it long is on its snout and chin. It’s left long on the bridge of it’s nos too to give it that sweat looking stach and beard look.

It’s a really awesome looking haircut that flows beautifully as the little guy runs around in excitement. It feels really good to pet its long and muscular body in the parts with its short hair. I just love the look of that haircut on that beautiful creature!

I’m sure the cesky terrier could care less what type of haircut it got. With its strong but calm energy, it will always go about its day with its loving family.

With my Cesky, I like to schedule him in almost every three weeks to get groomed. I usually take him for a LONG walk to tire him and wear him out before we take him to get groomed. I’ve noticed that this really helps our little poodle that’s a lighting ball of energy and HATES getting groomed.

We always ask our groomer to take special care of our guy Bruiser and she always does. At first he didn’t like going to get groomed but after we’ve trained him with the long walk first, he’s gotten quite calm and relaxed when he goes.

When he is done he come out thinking his gods dog gift to man! (I know, it’s just me that thinks that but hey, that’s what I think he does!) He comes out fired up and full of energy. He comes out looking like he knows he looks good!

Well, the truth is that he does! He looks amazing every time. We live right across the street from a park and people love to pet our little pal Bruiser and love he’s unique look and cool stache and beard we give him.

A Little History On The Cesky Terrier

As you’re probably aware by now, I love the Cesky Terrier. To me, it simply is a beautiful little dog breed. With its muscular long body and tiny little legs, I find it adorable. I love the grooming most owners pot on it with its nice and long growing coat. It makes for a cool look of fur covering up those stubby little legs and a sweet looking stach and beard.

Today I did a little research to the history of the Cesky and found out some pretty cool stuff. From what I’ve read in several locations is that this dog was breed between a Sealyham Terrier and a Scottish Terrier. The breeder was a man by the name of František Horák from Czechoslovakia.

According to some of the stuff I have read from Wikipedia and a bunch of other sources, the dog was breed to help with hunting out in the forests of Bohemia Germany. As far as I could tell, people really seemed to like his new breed of dog and he started to get a lot of mail to inquire about the dog.  Czechoslovakia being a communist country was not happy with this since all the mail caught there attention. Crazy stuff!!

Horák worked in some type of scientific field, to me it seemed to be part of a genetic field of sorts. From what I’ve read, it also helped him tremendously with his work as he worked on breeding other animals too like horses. Being in the scientific field, obviously he was very good at documenting his work in breeding so the Cesky Terrier has been recognized as a legit breed a lot sooner than other breeds. Most breeds having records going back hundreds of years to be recognised. The Cesky Terrier has been recognized as a legit breed in just about 40 years.

I found a few of pictures I found of the guy that created my favorite breed of dog. Good old fashioned black and white pictures shows you just how far back this little guy has come from.

From what I’ve also read, it looks like the breed was imported the the good-ol-US of A back in the 1980’s by a few lovers of the dog. I’m sure if I was around in that time I would’ve joined them!

Well, anyways, the breed today is well recognized by pretty much all major kennel clubs.

Pretty crazy to learn a little history of a particular breed of dog. It really makes you appreciate the breed even more and you learn about the gentleman that put all the efforts that he did to design this breed.

Thanks you sir for breeding the perfect dog for me!

Cesky Terrier – Love At First Sight

Yes sir,

It was love at first site after seeing the Canadian Cesky Terrier for the first time.

I currently own a couple of little pooches that I got running around the house. I got a tiny 5 lb Poodle named Agon (my son named him okay!) and a 5 lb Maltese named Dubby (Again, my 8 year old son at the time named him) and we love the little guys to death.

They are both two little piles of endless energy and need constant activities and exercise. Our poodle love to play fetch and won’t stop wants he starts, and our maltese will just run back and forth and watch since he can’t really grasp the concept of grabbing the ball then bringing it back. God bless his little heart but he simply isn’t as bright as our little poodle, but he does make up for it with his undying affection for us!

So our little guys, we now have owned for about 9 years, are starting to slow down a bit. They aren’t the endless little balls of energy they once were (hey, age catches up to us all!) so we’ve thought about maybe getting another dog to join our pack.

Sitting on the couch watching TV one day I was watching a dog show competition when I noticed a breed of dog that I’d never really seen before. It was a Canadian Cesky Terrier! It was the most adorable thing I had ever seen!

I saw him strutting around with his tiny little legs covered in that cool trim they gave him. Almost looked like it was a tiny push broom being strolled around. His little facial hair cut they gave him was just about the coolest thing I’d ever seen and it made him look so elegent and sophistcated!

The moment I saw him on TV is the moment I knew I wanted one to join our family!

I went online to do some research on this breed and found some out some cool things about its nature.

First off, the Cesky Terrier is small, at about 15 lb to 20 lb which would be just fine around our other dogs. His energy and exercise requirements aren’t even high at all! Unlike other terriers, he is a lot more calm and laid back, which was perfect since our other dog’s energy and exercise requirements had gone down in the last few years. Another awesome fact I figured out was that they are a very social dog and need to be around other people or dogs all the time. Again, perfect for my family! There are five of us at the house plus the additional dogs. This would work out great for for his breed!

So went off to see how we can go about in getting one. I won’t go into all the details  on how we ended up getting one cuz that’s a long story on itself, but we were able to get a little guy for our family!

We were all so happy to have a new member to our pack and even though Agon, our little poodle doesn’t really like other dogs all that much except for his loyal buddy Dubby the maltese, he slowly got around to liking the little guy we all decided to call Bruiser.

More things will be told about our new little guys and more about this cool little breed of dog.