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Cierny Sery

Information and Pictures

A black Cierny Sery standing on a road with its mouth open and tongue out facing to the left

Shorthaired Cierny Sery




The Cierny Sery should look natural, never as though it has been prepared just for the show ring. The thin, double coat should be profuse, but never look as though it would inhibit the dog's working ability in any way. The texture should be hard and dense, never woolly, silky, frizzy, fine or wiry. The undercoat should be thick and profuse.
Appears in 3 types:
Short - double coat
Long - double coat, long coat on ears, legs and tail
Rough - double coat is rough, has moustache and barb on his chops.
The color is always black, with small white and brown markings allowed.


The Cierny Sery should be athletic, strong, imposing, elegant, and balanced in appearance. Loves people and children. This dog is good for all types of work including service dog work. It is a sensitive breed and cannot be trained using harsh training methods. Do not treat this dog as if he were human. Learn canine instincts and treat the dog accordingly. To be truly happy, the Cierny Sery needs a task in life and a consistent pack leader.

Height, Weight

Height: Males 23 - 26 inches (59 - 67 cm) Females 22 - 24 inches (56 - 62 cm)

Weight: Males 55 - 66 pounds (25 - 30 kg) Females 44 - 55 pounds (20 - 25 kg)

Health Problems

Generally a healthy breed.

Living Conditions

The Cierny Sery will do okay in an apartment if sufficiently exercised. They are relatively inactive indoors and do best with at least a large yard.


The Cierny Sery loves strenuous activity, preferably combined with training of some kind, for these dogs are very intelligent and crave a good challenge. They need to be taken on a daily, brisk, long walk, jog or run alongside you when you bicycle. If under-exercised, this breed can become restless and destructive.

Life Expectancy

About 12 to 14 years

Litter Size

About 5 puppies


This breed needs thorough grooming once a week; however, when shedding (which happens once or twice a year) they lose massive amounts of coat and need grooming every day.



  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • SFKK = Slovenská Federácia kynologických Klubov of the Slovak Republic
  • UKC = United Kennel Clubs of International Germany
  • Slovakia accepted this breed in UCI Germany in 2001
Two black Cierny Sery dogs laying down in grass that is over their heads

Rough-coated Cierny Sery lying with a short-coated Cierny Sery