Istrian Short-haired Hound

Other name: Istarski Kratkodlaki Gonic

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Life expectancy

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




Adult size

Female Between 18 and 23 in
Male Between 18 and 23 in

Adult weight

Female Between 40 and 44 lb
Male Between 40 and 44 lb
Coat colour
Type of coat
Hard Very short
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Istrian Short-haired Hound costs between £600 and £900

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More details about the Istrian Short-haired Hound

Istrian Short-haired Hound: Origins and history

Although there is not much documented around the heritage of the Istrian Shorthaired Hound, it is thought that frescos depicting a similar-looking breed were found dating back as far as the 15th century. It is understood to have stemmed from a mix of European scent dogs and dogs traded from the ancient civilisation of Phoenicians, on the Mediterranean coast. Throughout their history, the Istrian Shorthaired Hound has been respected for their prized hunting skills. 

FCI classification of the Istrian Short-haired Hound

  • Group 6 - Scent hounds and related breeds

  • Section 1 : Scent hounds

Training a Istrian Short-haired Hound

As very intelligent dogs, these canines are easy to train. He has a direct eagerness to please his master in all disciplines. 

Istrian Short-haired Hound: Purchase price

The initial purchase cost to buy an Istrian Shorthaired Hound will be between £600 to £900. In addition, a budget of between £80 to £120 will cover his food costs, veterinary bills, and pet insurance. 

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