Breed Organization United Kennel Club Website: http://www.ukcdogs.com Native Country Croatia Other Names Posavatz Hound, Posavaski Gonic, Posavaz Hound, Kras Posavac Basin Hound, Sabueso Del Valle De Save Life Expectancy Approximately 11-12 Years Litter Size Average 6-8 Puppies Breed Group FCI - Scenthounds
Breed Appearance The Posavac Hound is a solidly built dog with a somewhat long body, close-fitting drop ears, a long tail, and a gentle expression.
The short, flat coat is slightly longer on the belly and backs of legs (feathering). Coat color is a reddish wheaten, marked with white.
Breed Description Head: Long and narrow. Forehead slightly domed. Pronounced frontal furrow. Stop not very pronounced. Slightly domed nosebridge.
Fairly long muzzle. Wide nose, black or dark chestnut in color. Tight-lipped. Ears: Flat, thin, with rounded tips, hanging against the cheeks. Eyes: Large, dark in color. Body: Longer than it is tall. Muscular neck without dewlap. Pronounced withers. Long, broad, deep chest. rounded ribs. Tuck-up.
Robust, muscular, broad back. Moderately sloping, rounded croup. Tail: Moderately long, thick at the base, carried in saber fashion, covered with thick hair. Hair: 2 to 3 cm long, stiff, dense, and flat. Hair slightly longer on the lower abdomen, backs of the legs, and lower part of
the tail. Coat: All shades of reddish-wheaten. Should never be brown or chocolate. White markings on the head, neck, chest, abdomen, lower
legs, and tip of the tail. Size: 46 to 58 cm (18-23 in). Weight: Approx. 25 kg (55lb).
History This dog was named after Posavina, a plains region in northern Bosnia. The breed was registered with the FCI in 1955 as the Kras
Posavac Basin Hound. In todays standard, he is known as the Posavatz Hound. His origins are uncertain, and he is virtually unknown
outside his native country.
Behavior This fast, hardy, lively dog with a high, resonant voice has a good sense of smell and can hunt on any kind of terrain, mainly for
hare and deer. He is very affectionate with his owner and has a good character.
Health This is a healthy breed but as with all long-eared dogs, special attention to the ears is nessecary.
Advice He is very active and needs space and lots of exercise. He also requires regular brushing.