Istrian Wire-haired Hound

Other names : Istarski Ostrodlaki Gonic, Istrian Coarse-haired Hound, Istrian Rough-coated Hound

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Life expectancy

The Istrian Wire-haired Hound has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 17 and 22 in
Male Between 17 and 22 in

Adult weight

Female Between 40 and 44 lb
Male Between 40 and 44 lb
Coat colour
Type of coat
Short Hard
Eye colour
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More details about the Istrian Wire-haired Hound

Istrian Wire-haired Hound: Origins and history

The French Griffon Vendeen scent hound and the Istrian Short-haired Hound were bred together around the middle of the 19th century. This resulting offspring, a longer haired hunting hound, is one of the oldest Balkan hounds. The Istrian Coarse-haired Hound is not an internationally well-known breed and numbers have dwindled in recent years. It is now considered to be a rare breed with the UK Kennel Club.

FCI classification of the Istrian Wire-haired Hound

  • Group 6 - Scent hounds and related breeds

  • Section 1 : Scent hounds

Training a Istrian Wire-haired Hound

Obedience and good manners don’t come quite as easily to the Istrian Coarse-haired Hound. Certainly quite stubborn at times, he needs an experienced owner who is able to dedicate time to his training, exercise needs, and socialisation.

Istrian Wire-haired Hound: Purchase price

The purchase price of the Istrian Coarse-haired Hound is around £600. In addition, monthly costs for food, vet appointments and pet insurance will be in the region of £80 to £100.

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