Slovakian Hound

Other names : Slovensky Kopov, Slovak Hound, Black Forest Hound

Photo: adult dog of Slovakian Hound breed
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Life expectancy

The Slovakian Hound has a life expectancy of between 11 and 13 years




Adult size

Female Between 16 and 18 in
Male Between 18 and 20 in

Adult weight

Female Between 33 and 44 lb
Male Between 33 and 44 lb
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More details about the Slovakian Hound

Slovakian Hound: Origins and history

Although the origins of the Slovakian Hound are unclear, the breed certainly came from Slovakia, sometime during the Dark Ages. A very rare breed of dog, especially in the United Kingdom. For many years the breed was unrecognised, until after the Second World War. At this time, a breeding programme was commenced that resulted in the first breed standard. The Slovakian Hound was officially recognised by the FCI in 1963.

FCI classification of the Slovakian Hound

  • Group 6 - Scent hounds and related breeds

  • Section 1 : Scent hounds

Training a Slovakian Hound

As is the case with many hounds, this is a very intelligent breed who is mostly easy to train. Bear in mind that he can also be quite wilful and often independent at times. This dog also requires a good amount of mental stimulation to keep his brain sharp.

Slovakian Hound: Purchase price

This breed will cost anywhere from £400 and upwards to purchase. The monthly budget to raise this hound will be in the region of £80 to £120. This will cover the cost of meals, veterinary care, and pet insurance

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