The Bohemian Terrier, better known in North America as the Cesky Terrier, is a short-legged, well-muscled dog. They are determined hunters and typical earth dogs, driving prey from the ground. Expect the prey-driven Bohemian Terrier to dig large tunnels through your yard as they search for vermin. They are considered to be mellower than most terriers; however, they are still a terrier and can become a nuisance when not properly trained. Since they are mellower, they are actually easier to train than most other terrier breeds. It is estimated that there are only about 600 Bohemian Terriers living within the United States.
Bohemian Terrier Dog Names In Pop Culture
The Bohemian Terrier is not a well-known breed within the United States and is not known by that name but rather the more common Cesky Terrier. The American Kennel Club (AKC) has given full recognition to the breed under the name Cesky Terrier since the name Bohemian Terrier did not appropriately identify where the breed originated. Since being recognized by the AKC in June of 2011, there have only been a handful of Bohemian Terriers invited to the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club’s dog show. Audrey, being one of the latest invitees, comes from the only kennel in the world to have been issued invitations to the Westminster Kennel Club’s dog show. Dogs must be ranked in the top five of the breed to be invited. In 2019, there were eight entries for the Bohemian Terrier and of the eight, six came from Altrincham Terriers. Audrey was the number one Bohemian Terrier in her breed for 2018 and went on to win best of breed at the 2019 Westminster dog show under Judge Ed Bivin. Audrey also won best of breed at the 2018 Westminster dog show but both times was overlooked in the Terrier Group ring. Audrey was shown by Beverly Risi Diamond at the 2019 Westminster dog show. Audrey became the first female Bohemian Terrier to best of breed at the Westminster dog show. Audrey’s son, Ben, was the number five Bohemian Terrier for 2018 and Ben’s sire, Viktor, was named the number seven Bohemian Terrier for 2018. Altrincham’s Nikita was also invited to the 2019 Westminster dog show. Nikita was the number three Bohemian Terrier for 2018. Altrincham brought a nine month old puppy named Rocky to compete at the 2019 Westminster dog show.
Throughout the years, Altrincham Terriers have been competing at Westminster with both the Bohemian (Cesky) Terrier and the West Highland Terrier. Their biggest successes have come in the Cesky Terrier ring. In 2011, they had the only two Bohemian Terriers to qualify for an invitation to the Westminster dog show. Katrina was the first Bohemian Terrier to earn an AKC championship, grand championship, and grand championship in bronze. Then there was Nadia who was the second Bohemian Terrier to earn an AKC championship and grand championship. It is a great honor for Altrincham Terriers, located in Texas, to be the only breeding program of Bohemian Terriers in the world to be invited to Westminster for the past eight years.
Bohemian Terrier Dog Name Considerations
There are only an estimated few hundred Bohemian Terriers within the United States, therefore, finding a new Bohemian Terrier to add to your family may take a bit of research. Once you have located a breeder or rescue and are preparing to bring your new Bohemian Terrier home, it is a good time to start your search for the perfect name for your new friend. Being a breed that originated along the border of the Czech Republic, your search for interesting or unique names should begin there. Granted, many Czech or Slovakian names can be a little difficult to pronounce, there are still many more that would be a perfect fit for a Bohemian Terrier. However, they are a terrier and there are a plethora of names that are spot-on perfect for a fun-loving, yard-digging little bundle of energy. Once you have your names narrowed down, make sure the rest of the family is on board with your choices. Have a list of names ready to try out for when your new companion finally comes home but do not settle on one name until you have had time to get to know their personality. You do not want to saddle your new Bohemian Terrier with a name that simply does not suit their character.