The Cesky Terrier could be described as the first of the 'designer' breeds.
It originated in what was then known as Czechoslovakia when Frantisek Horak crossed a Sealyham Terrier with a Scottie. His aim was to produce a handy-sized terrier that could help the hunter to bring home a rabbit for the pot, whilst at the same time being a friendly and easily trained family pet. Since he also enjoyed competing in the show ring, he aimed to produce a dog that looked attractive and elegant, whilst having a coat that could be easily prepared by a novice owner.
Today the Cesky Terrier is found all round the world, although only in small numbers.