Serbian Hound

Other names : Balkan Hound, Srpski gonič, Balkanski gonič

Photo: adult dog of Serbian Hound breed
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Life expectancy

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




Adult size

Female Between 17 and 21 in
Male Between 18 and 22 in

Adult weight

Female Between 44 and 49 lb
Male Between 44 and 49 lb
Coat colour
Black Red
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Serbian Hound costs between £400 and £600

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More details about the Serbian Hound

Serbian Hound: Origins and history

This ancient breed of hound dates back to the 11th century. Serbian Hounds have always  been used as hunting and scenting dogs. History claims that the breed has canine relatives from Asia Minor, or even from Egypt, as Phoenician traders were thought to own Balkan Hounds around 1000BC. Previously called the Balkan Hound, the name was changed to the Serbian Hound in 1996 by the FCI. Today, this breed is very rarely seen outside of Montenegro, Serbia and other Balkan regions and almost never in the United Kingdom.

FCI classification of the Serbian Hound

  • Group 6 - Scent hounds and related breeds

  • Section 1 : Scent hounds

Training a Serbian Hound

This hound will form ties with his master and adores this one-to-one attention. They really are a joy to train. The Serbian Hound is always eager to please, especially if it involves new routines. 

Serbian Hound: Purchase price

The initial cost to purchase a Serbian Hound puppy will be between £400 and £600. In addition, a monthly budget of £80 to £120 will be needed to cover food, vet’s bills, and pet insurance

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