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Yugoslavian Hound

Yugoslavian Hound

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Breed Organization
United Kennel Club
Native Country
Former Yugoslavia
Other Names
Jugoslovenski Gonic, Yugoslavian Mountain Hound (Planinski), Yugoslavian Tricolor Hound, Montenegrin Mountain Hound, Black Hound
Life Expectancy
No Information Available
Litter Size
No Information Available
Breed Group
FCI - Scenthounds
Breed Appearance
The breed bears strong resemblance to the Austrian Black and Tan Hound. The breed was first officially recognized on May 8, 1969 in Warsaw. American Rare Breed Association considers the breed endangered

Breed Description
Head: Long. Slightly domed skull. Pronounced brow bones. Stop not pronounced. Straight nosebridge. Solid, wedge-shaped muzzle. Tight black lips.
Ears: Pendulous and without folds. Rounded tips.
Eyes: Dark.
Body: Slightly longer than it is tall. Muscular neck without dewlap. Broad brisket. Wide, deep chest. Tuck-up. Broad, muscular, slightly sloping croup. Broad, muscular back.
Tail: Straight or curved loosely in saber fashion.
Hair: Short, dense. Thick undercoat in the Planinski.
Coat: Yugoslavian Mountain Hound: black and tan, with characteristic tan markings above the eyes. Yugoslavian Tricolor Hound: fox-red or wheaten-red covering most of the body or with a black saddle. White markings on the head (flare), neck (collar), chest, lower legs, and tip of the tail.
Size: 45 to 55 cm (17.7-21.7 in).
Weight: 20 to 25 kg (44-55 lb).

Considered an indigenous breed, the Yugoslavian Hound is found in the southern region of the former Yugoslavia. He comes in two varieties:- The Yugoslavian Mountain Hound (Jugoslovenski Planinski Gonic or Planinski) and- The Yugoslavian Tricolor Hound (Jugoslovenski Trobojni Gonic).These dogs are not well known outside their native land.

This very hardy, bold, persistent hunter with a very keen sense of smell is particularly skilled on rough terrain. He hunts hare, fox, deer, and other quarry. Gentle, calm, and good-natured, he makes a pleasant companion.

Very robust but as with any long-eared breed, special attention must be paid to keeping the ears clean.

He needs wide open spaces and lots of exercise, as well as regular brushing.

Hunting Dog, Companion Dog.

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