Review the photos below, which exemplify
the characteristics of the Cesky hindquarters and tail carriage as outlined in
the breed standard.
are strong, well-angulated and muscular. They should be
parallel when viewed from the rear, with hocks neither turned in nor
out. The grooming accentuates the well developed upper thigh
The lower thigh
The hock joint is
strongly developed and set relatively high.
Hind feet are
smaller than the front feet. They are more oval in shape than the
front feet as well.
7-8 inches long. Note that it is set relatively low. It
should be strong and sturdy since, as with most terriers, it may act as
a handle to remove a dog in trouble from a burrow. At rest it
hangs downward, usually reaching just below the hock, and has a slight
upward bend at the tip.
the tail is carried sabre shaped, horizontally or higher, as shown
the tail may be carried down, horizontal or higher, but the base should
never be angled over the back and the tail should not curl against the