Review the photos below,
which exemplify the characteristics of the Cesky head outlined in the breed
Ideally, the skull should be 8 ¼ inches long for
males and 7 ¾ inches for females. Note that it is not overly
broad between the ears (ideal being 4 inches for males and 3 ½ for
It tapers moderately toward the supraorbital
ridges. The occipital protuberance is easy to palpate. Cheek
bones are not too prominent.
The stop is not accentuated, but is
apparent. Nasal bridge is straight. Because of the fall of hair,
you must use your hands to check these features.
is dark and well developed, black on grey-blue dogs and liver colored on
light-coffee brown dogs.
medium size, drop ears that cover the ear opening. Note that they
are set on rather high and lay flat along the cheeks.
They are shaped like a triangle, with the shortest
side of the triangle at the fold of the ear.
Jaws and teeth
are strong. Bite may be scissors or level. The dog should
have full dentition (the absence of the 2 M3 in the lower jaw should not
be penalized). Teeth are rather large for a small dog.
relatively thick, and close against the gums.
are of medium size, slightly deep set, with a friendly expression.
They are visible in profile, but well covered by a fall of hair
from the front.
Eye color is
brown or dark brown in grey-blue coated dogs, light brown in
light-coffee-brown dogs. Eyelids are black in grey-blue dogs, liver-colour
in light-coffee-brown dogs.
The skin at the throat
is somewhat loose, but without forming a dewlap.