Breed Organization United Kennel Club Website:
http://www.ukcdogs.com Native Country Hungary Other Names Erdelyi Kopo Life Expectancy Approximately 10-12 Years Litter Size Average 5-7 Puppies Breed Group UKC - Scenthound
Breed Appearance There are two varieties of the Transylvanian
hound, which determine the height and color:
· Long-legged variety: colors are black with white markings on its
forehead, chest, feet, and the point of the tail (specialized in
wild boar, deer, and lynx).
· Short-legged variety: the base color is red-brown with white
markings (used on fox and hare).
Breed Description Head: Fairly long. Slightly domed skull.
Stop not pronounced. Straight nosebridge. Tight-lipped. Ears: Hanging without wrinkles, wider in the center, rounded
tips. Eyes: Medium-sized, oval, slightly slanted, dark brown. Body: Nearly square. Muscular neck of medium length. Pronounced
withers. Long, broad chest. Slight tuck-up. Tail: Set on low. Hanging at rest. Curled level with the
topline in action. Hair: Short-legged variety: short, straight, dense hair. -
Long-legged variety: longer, denser, harsher hair. Undercoat. Coat: Short-legged variety: reddish-brown toward the abdomen
and legs. - Long-legged variety: black. Red spots on the eyebrows,
muzzle, and legs. Both varieties often have white spots on the
forehead, chest, feet, and tip of the tail. Size: - Short-legged variety: 45 to 50 cm (17,7-19,7 in). -
Long-legged variety: 55 to 65 cm (21,7-25,6 in). Weight: 30 to 35 kg (66-77 lb).
History The Transylvanian Hound originated in the ninth
century, when the Magyars brought in hounds and crossed them with
local breeds and Polish hounds. He was used in hunting wolf and bear
and comes in two varieties:- Short-legged, used on fox and hare; and
- Long legged, specializing in wild boar, deer, and lynx.
Behavior The breed is extremely loyal and friendly. They
are very good natured and well mannered with both people and other
dogs. They form strong attachments to their owners and are very
protective of family members. It is very protective of its immediate
territory (i.e. owners' house and yard), and will appear very
ferocious with an intimidating bark and growl towards strangers;
however, it will immediately accept anyone who is invited into the
area by its owners. They enjoy constant companionship and tend to
remain in the presence of their owners. They have an excellent sense
Health No known hereditary health problems.
Advice He needs lots of exercise and regular brushing.