Hungarian Hound (Transylvanian Scent Hound)
Hungría FCI 241 - Medium-sized Hounds

Transylvanian Scent Hound

It is used in hunting fox and hare; the larger variety is used in hunting wild boar, deer and lynx.



The Transylvanian Scent Hound it is a very old hungarian breed, whose development has been influenced by climatic conditions, the nature of the terrain and hunting methods in this part of the world.

The breed had its golden age in the Middle Ages, When the Hungarian Hound He was the favorite hunting dog of the nobility. The development of agriculture and forestry moved away from hunting grounds, and its use moved to the inaccessible mountains and forests of the Carpathians.

This change in territory and habit has led to the creation of two different varieties of Transylvanian Scent Hound: one bigger and one smaller.

  • Long-legged variety: height 56-66 cm.; black with white markings on the front, chest, feet and tip of tail. Used for fox and hare.
  • Short-legged variety: height 46-51 cm.; red-brown base color with white markings. Used in bear, deer and lynx.

Both varieties were always bred together. Originally, the great Hungarian Hound it was used to hunt big game: first buffalo, later bear, wild boar and lynx. The “Small-sized Hounds” they were used to hunt small game (foxes, hares) in covered terrain and for hunting “chamois” in rocky areas.

In the early 20th century, the threatened Transylvanian Scent Hound almost completely disappeared, but it was recovered in 1968. Today there are a large number of dogs of Transylvanian Scent Hound in Hungary and neighboring Romania. The variety of “Small-sized Hounds” has become extinct.

Photos: Male, 1 year old Transylvanian Hound, in Hungary by Jahnna river, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics “Transylvanian Scent Hound”

The dog Carpathian Hound grows up 65 cm and weighs at least 25 kg. Whole body, including lower belly, is covered in short hair, dense, smooth and thick that rests well against the body. The basic color is black with tan on the muzzle and legs. The tail is and is carried above the top line when awake, slightly bent up. Hanging ears, set at mid-height, lie close to the cheeks without wrinkles, put forward barely cover the eyes.

Character and skills “Transylvanian Scent Hound”

Expressive and loving nature – a dog with very good skills.

Transylvanian hound female
Transylvanian hound female by Lnko2323, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Transylvanian Scent Hound adapted perfectly to the extreme climatic conditions of his homeland. Here the robust breed had to struggle not only with the cold and snowy winters, but also with hot summer days. Hunting in the Carpathians was very demanding due to the dense and hardly accessible mountains. To be able to work all year round in these treacherous areas, the Hungarian Hound developed not only his physical stature but also his mental abilities.

With its marked sense of smell, his extraordinary sense of direction, his great resistance and his enormous dexterity, This race, in addition to qualities such as self-confidence and predatory instinct, provides everything an excellent hunting dog needs. They are capable of making smart decisions in almost all hunting situations and communicate their success with a clear voice. Like many hound dogs, the Hungarian Hound is a professional at hard work.

At home, the Transylvanian Scent Hound he is a very friendly and calm dog, that is closely tied to its owner, to children and family members. As it is also highly regarded as a guard dog, behaves suspicious of strangers, at first it tends to be a bit reserved, but it doesn't seem dangerous or aggressive at all.

If the dog is well socialized and educated at a young age, relaxed demeanor is expressed, obedient and social, also together with conspecifics.

The Transylvanian Scent Hound need plenty of exercise, preferably combined with work, such as hunting. Their owners must have an active lifestyle to meet the requirements of keeping a hunting dog.. If sufficient conditions for exercise and employment are met, this breed can be kept in the house or apartment without problems.

Ratings of the Hungarian Hound (Transylvanian Scent Hound)

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Hungarian Hound (Transylvanian Scent Hound)” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Videos “Hungarian Hound (Transylvanian Scent Hound)”

Transylvanian Hounds -Wild boar Dogs
Hector – Transylvanian Hound – 3 Weeks Residential Dog Training

Type and recognitions:

  • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
  • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds. With working trial.


  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds.
  • UKCScenthounds

FCI breed standard “Hungarian Hound (Transylvanian Scent Hound)”

“Hungarian Hound (Transylvanian Scent Hound)” FCI Hungarian Hound (Transylvanian Scent Hound) FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Hungarian: (Erdélyi kopó), Transylvanian Bloodhound, Hungarian Hound (English).
    2. Hungarian: (Erdélyi kopó), Brachet hongrois (French).
    3. Hungarian: (Erdélyi kopó), Siebenbürger Bracke (German).
    4. Hungarian: (Erdélyi kopó) (Portuguese).
    5. Hungarian: (Erdélyi kopó), Braco húngaro, Cazador húngaro, Sabueso de los Cárpatos (Spanish).

Bosnia & Herzegovina Croacia

Pastor de Bosnia-Herzegovina y Croacia

The Tornjak It is a very sensitive and quiet dog.

The Tornjak is a breed of dog native mountain Shepherd of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.

It is a dog type moloso, big and strong, well proportioned and very agile. His body is almost square. Their bones are not light, but not especially heavy or thick and their fur is long and dense and protects the body against bad environmental conditions in which has raised traditionally. The body of this dog is strong and well built, with harmonious movements and clear dignity. Its tail is hairy and carried in high as if it were a flag.

It has a clear look, confident, serious and calm. Its mantle is generally long but has short hair on the face and legs with the top long, LaCie, thick and hard, being particularly long at the top of the rump, on the shoulders and on the spine can be slightly wavy.

Read all about the race by clicking on: Tornjak.

  • Otros nombres: Tornjak / Bosnian and Herzegovinian-Croatian Shepherd Dog / Bosnian Shepherd Dog / Croatian Mountain Dog.

Dogs breeds: Tornjak

Tyrolean hound
Austria FCI 68 - Medium-sized Hounds

Braco Tirolés

The Tyrolean Hound it un perro con un carácter muy equilibrado, ideal for hunting in the forest.



The Tyrolean hound or Tyrol hound descends from the Celtic hound and with their resistant double coat represents the purest type of dog hounds. It is known that already in the year 1500, the Emperor Maximilian I He used these Hounds in the Tyrol region for hunting hares, foxes and injured animals tracing. In his hunting books mentioned to their dogs extrajo guides.

Around 1860 they started in Tyrol raising pure breeds individually. In 1896 It set a standard that was officially recognized in 1908. The variety of species of hounds from the Tyrol natural, only remained those of red and black color with fire. The Hound of the Tyrol: small size is taken from the standard of 1994.

In the past, There was also a small size that was removed from the standard Tyrol sniffer in 1994.

Physical characteristics

The Tyrolean hound is a breed of hunting dog hound type of medium size and wide erect ears originating from the Austrian Tyrol.

This dog medium-sized and broad flat ears at the top of the head, has a thick, double coat and well covered legs.

There are two main colors of hair: Red or black and Tan, all of them can have white spots.

The height to the cross in the exemplary males is of 44 a 50 cm.; in the females of 42 a 48 cm. and weigh in 15 a 22 Kg. There is also, a smaller variety that has a height of 30 a 39 cm..

Character and skills

It is a hunting dog, ideal for hunting in the forest and the mountain, strong character, passionate, with fine sense of smell, independent hunting and persistent searches; It has a good bark in the hunt, a pronounced to track will and has a good sense of orientation.

It´s known for its strength in a difficult terrain and not to fear the weather.

In addition to the skills for hunting, The Hound of the Tyrol is an agile mind, Smart and good character. It is at the same time cheerful and independent, very attached to his master and his family.

Like all dogs hunting, This hound's obstinate nature. Your education requires some patience, but with perseverance its owner will get good results.

It's a dog that need to exercise. For this reason, life in the city or artamentos did not do for him.

Tyrolean Hound images

Tyrolean Hound videos

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 6 –> Hounds type, and related breeds / Section 1.2 –> Hounds type of medium size. With working trial (Practical test for bloodhound and tracker.
  • FCI 68
  • Federations: FCI
  • FCI Estádar the Tyrolean Hound breed

Alternative names:

    1. Tiroler Bracke, Tyroler Bracke (English).
    2. Brachet autrichien, Chien courant du Tyrol (French).
    3. Tiroler Bracke (German).
    4. Braco tirolês (Portuguese).
    5. Sabueso del Tirol (Spanish).

Japón FCI 260 - Molossoid - Mastiff

Tosa Inu

The Tosa is quiet, serene, worthy and extraordinarily peaceful.



The Tosa It is a breed of dog originating in Japan. Molosser imposing aspect, It is one of the favorite breeds for the lovers of dogs large size around the world. The breed emerged in the mid-19th century, When crossing various European breeds of large size (Great Dane, Mastiff, St. Bernard, Bulldog, German Shorthaired) with the indigenous Shikoku.

Tosa Inu varies considerably in size. Japan-bred specimens tend to have half the size of the specimens bred in the rest of the world. Japanese copies are usually weigh between 35 and 55 kg, While exemplary foreigners have a weight which varies between the 60 and 100 kg. The mantle is characterized by short and smooth appearance and is often red, striped or brown clear. The maintenance of your fur is the least.

This breed originated in the second half of the 19th century. The race started from the natives – Shikoku, a dog of indigenous. It weighs some 25 kg and stand about 55 centimeters in height, that it resembles the European Spitz. These dogs were crossed with dogs of European races, as the Old English Bulldog in 1872, Mastiff, in 1874, St. Bernard, German pointer in 1876, Great Dane, in 1924, and the Bull Terrier. The goal was to raise a bigger dog, more powerful.

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Tibetan Terrier

Terrier Tibetano

The Tibetan Terrier (or Tsang Apso) It is a dog of medium size and long hair. Your profile is usually a square, with a robust appearance and an expression which denotes strength.

The name of the Tibetan Terrier, It is an error or historical paradox. Lack of knowledge of the members of the Kennel Club England who considered were of small size dogs Terrier, He made that both the Tibetan Terrier as the Lhasa Apso they were classified as the same breed Lhasa Terrier. In 1931 the Kennel Club of England believe the Tibetan Terrier as a race apart from Lhasa Terrier, This step then renamed Lhasa Apso.

Terrier comes from the Latin terra (Earth, soil) and it refers to dogs that hunt on the land. The Terrier of Spanish origin are called buzzards that they prey on rats and mice. This function was never carried out by the Tibetan Terrier or Lhasa Apso. Apso instead referenced in Tibetan dog long-haired. The Tibetan Terrier is also known as the Tibetan Terrier, Lhasa Terrier, Tibet Apso, Tsang Apso.

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Thai Ridgeback
Tailandia FCI 338 . Primitive type - Hunting Dogs

Ridgeback Tailandés

The Thai Ridgeback is attached to its owner., resistant, active and loves to jump.



The Thai Ridgeback is a breed of dog to dogs section primitive type.

This elegant and attractive breed of dog appears cited from ago 360 years and according to scholars of the race count, kept as it was in the beginning.

The crucial reason why the Thai Ridgeback, It has maintained intact its features was the isolation for so long, suffered Thailand, which has led that race does not mix with others and be kept pure.

It comes exactly from the eastern part of Thailand, or at least, There was where was more used as a watchdog, as responsible to defend against attacks from bandits and as an Assistant in hunting wild boar and vipers carts.

Some experts, they maintain that the Thai Ridgeback It is one of the ancestors of many of the current Asian races that share some characteristics with it, how are he Chongqing dog, the Shar Pei or the Chow Chow.

It is one of the oldest breeds that exist today.

This currently enjoying more widespread as a pet, Although it is virtually unknown outside his country of origin. And even in Thailand is a rare breed, or little-known.

Physical characteristics

The Thai Ridgeback it is a medium-sized dog with short hair, that forms a ridge on the back. Their highly developed muscles and anatomical structure are suitable for their activity as hunting dogs. The eyes are medium in size, almendrada form, dark brown; in blue or silver colored dogs, amber eyes are allowed. The ears are attached to the top of the skull, which is very wide between the ears. Triangular, very large, are leaning forward and very straight. The tail, thick at the root, gradually tapers towards the tip. Carried vertically straight or curved like a sickle.

Hair: Short and smooth. At the rear, the crest is made up of hair deviated from the rest of the body. The boundary between the ridge and neighboring regions must be well defined. The ridge can have different shapes, but symmetric is preferred.

Color: Uniform. Light brown red, black, silver and blue.

Size: Males 56-61 cm., females 51-56 cm..

Weight: 25 a 30 kg for the male and 20 a 25 kg for females

Character and skills

The Thai Ridgeback is a dog strong, powerful, tremendously, Active and vigorous. It is very distrustful with strangers and very attached to his master.

The characteristics of its fur are not required great efforts in conservation, a weekly brushing will be more than enough.

Something important to keep in mind is the dose the daily activity This dog is needed, at least one hour of exercise in the open air, that otherwise could become destructive with the furniture of the House.

You need to run, feel free… tire. Then in the home usually a dog very quiet and protector.


One of the passions of Thai Ridgeback, and perhaps the most striking, is that She loves to jump, enjoys jumping without stopping.

It's one little-known race, even in their country of origin.

Thai Ridgeback Health

Resistant / robust :
The Thai Ridgeback it is a robust dog but it can hardly bear the low temperatures.

Withstands heat:
Due to its origins, this dog is not afraid of high temperatures.

Withstands the cold:
His short coat does not give him good protection against bad weather.

Tendency to gain weight:
The breed is not concerned with overweight problems.

Frequent illnesses:
Seno dermoide
Hip dysplasia

Price of a Thai Ridgeback

The price of a Thai Ridgeback varies according to its origin, age and gender. The weak diffusion of the breed outside its country of origin does not allow knowing the average price of a puppy of the Thai Ridgeback.

Regarding the average budget to cover the needs of a dog of this size, you have to count roughly 40 euros / my.

The Thai Ridgeback pictures

Ridgeback Tailandés Videos

Type and recognitions:

  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 7: Primitive type – Hunting Dogs. Without working trial.


  • FCI – Group 5: Dogs type Spitz and primitive type – Section 7: Primitive type - Hunting Dogs.

FCI Thai Ridgeback Breed Standard

Thai Ridgeback FCI Thai Ridgeback FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Thaï Dog (English).
    2. Mah Taï, Chien thaïlandais à crête dorsale, Thaï Dog, Thai Ridgeback (French).
    3. Thai Ridgeback (German).
    4. Cão-tailandês-de-crista-dorsal (Portuguese).
    5. Perro tailandés con cresta (Spanish).

Tibetan Mastiff (Do-Khy)
Tíbet FCI 230 - Molossoid . Mountain

Mastín Tibetano

The Tibetan Mastiff It is not a dog to live with children.


History of the Tibetan Mastiff

The Tibetan Mastiff or Dogs-Khyi (Do-Khy), is a dog originating in Tibet, It appeared to the year 8000 a. C.

The Tibetan Mastiff is an ancient working breed of nomadic herders of the Himalaya and a traditional guardian of the Tibetan monasteries. Its history has been surrounded by great mysticism since it was discovered in antiquity. Since its mention by Aristotle (384 – 322 a. C.) at the famous writings of Marco Polo, who went to Asia in 1271, all historical reports praising the natural strength and greatness of the Doge of Tibet, both physically and mentally.

Until his barking It has been described as only and as a feature of the race highly treasured.

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