Posavatz Hound

Other names : Posavac Hound, Posavaz Hound, Posavski Gonic, Kras Posavac Basin Hound, Posavina Hound

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Life expectancy

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




Adult size

Female Between 19 and 21 in
Male Between 20 and 22 in

Adult weight

Female Between 44 and 55 lb
Male Between 44 and 55 lb
Coat colour
White Red
Type of coat
Short Hard
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Posavatz Hound costs between £300 and £600

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More details about the Posavatz Hound

Posavatz Hound: Origins and history

Images of similar hound dogs have been discovered on frescoes dating back to the 16th century. The Posavac Hound originates from the region formerly known as Yugoslavia. They are descendants from the extinct Molossian dogs. Initially, a dog known as the Boskini, a Posavac type hound, was discovered around the 1800s. As the breed became more popular, the name changed to “Posavac Houndare”, or the Posavac Hound, as we know him today. Even to this day, the breed isn’t recognised by either the US or UK Kennel Clubs and remains something of a rare breed.

FCI classification of the Posavatz Hound

  • Group 6 - Scent hounds and related breeds

  • Section 1 : Scent hounds

Training a Posavatz Hound

This breed has a natural desire to please his master and will respond well to positive training routines. A talented hunter and a family companion dog when trained from a young age.

Posavatz Hound: Purchase price

Expect to spend between £300 to £600 for your initial purchase of a Posavac Hound puppy. In addition, budget around £100 monthly to cover other costs, such as food, vet bills and pet insurance

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