Breed Organization United Kennel Club Website: http://www.ukcdogs.com Native Country Former Yugoslavia Other Names Yugoslavian Hound, Yugoslavian Mountain Hound (Planinski), Jugoslovenski Gonic, 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).
History 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.
Behavior 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.
Health Very robust but as with any long-eared breed, special attention must be paid to keeping the ears clean.
Advice He needs wide open spaces and lots of exercise, as well as regular brushing.