Montenegrin Mountain Hound

Other name: Crnogorski planinski gonič

Photo: adult dog of Montenegrin Mountain Hound breed
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Life expectancy

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




Adult size

Female Between 17 and 21 in
Male Between 17 and 21 in

Adult weight

Female Between 44 and 55 lb
Male Between 44 and 55 lb
Coat colour
Black Red
Type of coat
Short Hard
Eye colour
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More details about the Montenegrin Mountain Hound

Montenegrin Mountain Hound: Origins and history

The Montenegrin Mountain Hound has the same origins as the other common dogs of the Balkans. The first standard of this breed, which has also been called the Black Hound in the past, dates back to 1924. The FCI officially recognized the breed in 1969.

FCI classification of the Montenegrin Mountain Hound

  • Group 6 - Scent hounds and related breeds

  • Section 1 : Scent hounds

Training a Montenegrin Mountain Hound

This is an intelligent dog who responds well to training. Keep in mind however, that he can be quite headstrong too, so probably not ideal for an inexperienced dog owner. This breed does best when trained with persistence and patience.

Montenegrin Mountain Hound: Purchase price

At present, there are no documented costs available in the UK to purchase a Montenegrin Mountain Hound. However, a monthly budget of around £120 will be required to provide food, medical care and insurance for a dog of this breed.

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