Serbian Hound


The Serbian Hound (Serbian: српски гонич/srpski gonič), previously known as the Balkan Hound (Serbian: балкански гонич/balkanski gonič), is a pack hunting dog breed used in Serbia. It is red or tan with a black saddle, neck and cranium and red or tan face. Its head is flat and sloping, its muzzle pointed, with drop ears of the usual scent hound type. The Serbian Hound stands 17 to 21 inches (44–56 cm) in height and weighs about 44 pounds (20 kg). It is smooth-coated and coarse-haired. Described as pleasant natured and obedient, the breed is thought to descend from dogs left in the Balkan region by the Phoenicians in ancient times.The FCI changed its official designation of this breed to the Serbian Hound in 1996. The Serbian Hound is a very kind breed of dog, forming bonds with its family and owners. It is a lively breed and loves to walk and play with loved ones. The Serbian Hound is a very good worker with a tenacious nature that will not let it give up until it finds its quarry.

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Also known as

This breed is also called Balkan Hound, Serbian Hound as well as Serbian Mountain Hound / Serbian Hound.

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