Approximately 15-20 kg.
Approximately 40-50 cm at the withers.
Black with tan, brown, or mahogany markings on the legs.
This breed’s dense top coat is approximately 2-5 cm in length and lies close to the body. The Slovakian Hound also has a dense undercoat.
Slovakian Hounds are lively and happy dogs. Courageous and hardy, these dogs are excellent hunters.
Country of Origin:
The Slovakian Hound is a long-standing breed quite similar in appearance to the black and tan coonhound of the United States. This breed originated in Slovakia and is thought to have developed from ancient European scenthounds. These days, the Slovakian Hound is still more common in Europe than in the rest of the world.
Additional names for this breed include Slovensky Kopov and Black Forest Hound.
Slovakian Hounds are independent and strong-willed dogs. At the same time, these animals are quite easy going and have an excellent working drive. Slovakian Hounds are good with children and with other dogs.
Slovakian Hounds are pleasant to work with but require firm training.
This breed has a moderate to high activity level and needs space and exercise.
Slovakian Hounds are ideally kept as hunting dogs and have an incredible sense of direction that allows them to hunt and follow scents on their own for hours at a time. These dogs typically live into their teens and require regular brushing to maintain their coats. Slovakian Hounds are susceptible to health problems such as hip dysplasia, knee dysplasia, and eye problems.
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