The TRANSYLVANIAN HOUNDOther names:
Erdélyi kopó, Copoi ardelenesc, Transylvanian BloodhoundOrigin:
hunting (lynx, wild boar, deer, fox, hare)Recognition:
FCI, CKC, AKC, UKC HISTORY:
The breed was created as a mix between the Hounds that belonged to the invading Magyar tribes, that came to Europe in the 9th century, and other native hunting dogs, including Polish Hounds.
Throught the centuries, this breed was prized and bred by both Hungarian and Romanian nobility as an excellent and versatile hunting dog that din well alone or in small packs as well as in larger ones. The dogs were traditionally used for hunting wild boar and lynx, but performed just as well when it came to hunting fox or hare.
The breed, as we know it, was transformed and perfectioned over time and a huge and equal impact on its development can be traced back to Hungary, as well as Romania (Transylvania being a region in Romania, near the border to Hungary).CHARACTERISTICS:
There as two breed varieties: long-legged (used for big-game hunting) and short-legged (used for hunting fox and hare). Other than their appearance, they have no other differences regarding behaviour or needs.
Transylvanian Hounds are agile, energetic dogs that need plenty of exercise and something to keep them busy from time to time. They are also very friendly with people and loyal to the family, thus being perfectly suited for a household with children.
However, the pups need to be properly socialized, as being a boar-hunting dog, their temperament can become too intense with time. Males are especially prone to becoming dog-aggressive and overly-protective of the family.COAT:
- hort and straight coat
- color: black & tan (white markings on the chest, legs, snout and tip of tail are accepted)SIZE:
- Height: Short-legged variety:
17.7-19.7 inches (45-50 cm); Long-legged variety:
21.7-25.6 inches (55-65 cm)
- Weight: 66-77 pounds (30-35 kg)
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