Prazsky Krysarik

The Cutest Bohemian Pup!


Behavior common to the Prazsky Krysarik

A very small dog, the Prazsky Krysarik is very lively and known for being quick and alert. The breed is very devoted to its owner and keeps a keen eye on everything going on around him. The Prazsky Krysarik is very obedient and warm and as much as it loves to run and play it can be just as happy to be in the lap of its owner. Daily exercise is very important to this dog to help it use some of the high energy that it has. It also does well in a household where someone is around very often. While small dogs are great for apartments, dogs like this need companionship and get lonely and stressed when they are left alone too long, leading to separation anxiety.

Training a Prazsky Krysarik can go quite well. They are very obedient and quick to learn and are happy to take on new challenges and tasks. They get along very well with children and are glad to spend time running and playing. This breed is better suited for warmer climates since it is a small dog with very short hair and tends to shiver when cold. If you live in colder areas, consider a sweater or jacket for the dog during the cooler months.

Appearance of the Prazsky Krysarik

The Prazsky Krysarik is widely considered to be the smallest breed in the world. Even though it has a broad chest, it has a very small body and a long, narrow neck. Its head and muzzle remind many people of a fox because of the shape and size. When fully grown, this dog is only about seven inches tall and weighs from only two pounds up to six pounds, making it very small.

The coat of this dog is very short with very thin hair that has a nice, glossy look to it. Generally the coat of this breed is black and tan with few exceptions. The look and coloring remind many people of Pinscher dogs.

Grooming your Prazsky Krysarik

The coat of Prazsky Krysarik only needs to be brushed occasionally since the hair is so short. You do want to brush or comb it too keep it smooth and shiny and help distribute essential skin oils to keep the coat healthy. Many people simply use a damp cloth to wipe down the dog on occasion and rarely have to give this dog a bath. The breed sheds on average with most other dogs.

History of the Prazsky Krysarik

The Prazsky Krysarik is dog that is usually only seen in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. It has been bred specifically to be a companion dog but has proven to be good at hunting and chasing rats. This breed was mainly seen among the royalty of the Czech Republic to keep them company. The breed originates from Bohemia and was given as gifts by the king of Bohemia to other royalty, which helped to spread its popularity in the area. Breeding has been successful since the 1980s to help bring more prominence to the breed.