Bosnian Hound
Bosnia FCI 155

Sabueso Bosnio

The Bosnian Hound, nicknamed Barak, It is a dog developed in Bosnia.

This breed was bred and developed by the Bey of Bosnia that, at the time was a famous and renowned writer for his contributions on European Cynological literature before the end of the 19th century.

The word 'Bey' or 'Beg' refers to a title of Turkish origin that was adopted by different types of rulers within the territory of the former Ottoman Empire. It was also the title of the Kings of Tunisia. To the same other titles of Turkish origin, postponed to the name.

The title of Bey also is Honorary in nature. In Ottoman era was sometimes used as a treatment similar to the English 'Sir'. After the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey, democratizes the use and passes to mean “Mr”, being susceptible to any person in a formal context.

The famous ancestor of the Bosnian Hound is the St. Hubert Hound (or Bloodhound), It was par excellence the hunting dog in the 7th century.

The dignity of Bey or territory subject to its authority is called Beylicato.

It is believed that the name Barak comes from the Turkish word 'Barak', the nominaban dogs of hard hair or thick hair.

Physical characteristics

Bosnian Hound is a breed of hound used for hunting and its original name, Bosanski Oštrodlaki Gonič's, It translates as rough or coarse hair, in reference to his mantle of wire-haired.

The most striking is his mantle of wire-haired, curly and messed up, yellowish, wheat, reddish or greyish, usually with a white patch on the head among other white markings.

The standard sets a body length a 10% greater than the height, being these proportions that will differ from other hunting dogs in the region of the former Yugoslavia, also a little “long legs”. Its height is of 46 a 55 cm and his weight between 16 and 24 kg. It normally has a tail curved upwards and populated a beard and a moustache you can see on her face.

[stextbox id=”info” float=”true” width =”340″]Bosnian hound was recognized by the Federation Cynologique Internationale in 1965 under the name of “Illyrian Hound“. The name was changed to more accurately describe their area of origin, Bosnia and features as the ' hard hair’ This is, Wire-haired Bosnian Hound.

The race is in the Group 6, hounds, Section 1.1 Hound type in large size dogs, and the number of races 155. Is also recognized by the United Kennel Club ((UNITED STATES)UU.) as “Barak“, in the hound group.

Race is not recognized by any major Kennel Club in the English-speaking world, Although many Canine Clubs of minor, internet sites, dog registration offices, They point as a rare and unique breed.

Bosnian Hound: Standard FCI



As a whole: Profile view, the occipital Protuberance is well developed, the frontal region is slightly convex and the moderate stop. Straight nose cane. Snout in a rectangular shape, covered with abundant a moustache and beard. View from the top, the head is of medium width, narrowing towards the nose. The muzzle is slightly longer than the skull. The total length of the head is of approximately 20 a 25 cm..


Skull: Very pronounced supraorbital arches. To the touch, front Groove feels moderately developed.
Depression links (Stop): It presents a moderate pitch.


  • Truffle: Long, with wide open Windows, pigmented dark brown or black.
  • Snout: Strong, long, deep, wider at its root, slimming to the truffle.
  • Lips: Stiff and a little thick.
  • JAWS / Teeth: Strong teeth; scissor bite, full dentition.
  • Eyes: Large, oval, Hazel, with a smart and playful expression.
  • Ears: Moderately high insertion, moderate and wide long. Pendulosas, slightly thick, being thin and rounded at the tip.


  • Profile: The insertion in the head shows a sharp demarcation. The neck is oblique from the top down.
  • Form: Average width, increases its depth to the region of the chest. Muscular.
  • Skin: Adherent, flexible and covered with dense hair.


  • Top line: It leans slightly towards the rump.
  • Cross: Moderately steep.
  • Back: Wide and muscular.
  • Lumbar region: Short and muscular.
  • Rump: Slightly inclined and wide (especially in females). The barely visible hip bones.
  • Breast : Long, average amplitude, slightly rounded ribs; its depth reaches at least up to elbows. Ample ribcage.
  • Belly and flanks: Slightly retracted belly.

TAIL: Properly inserted, thicker at its root, slimming to tip; it reaches up to the joint foot warm or slightly below. Held slightly curved upward in the form of scimitar. Well covered with hair.



    As a whole: Viewed in profile and from the front, the forelimbs are vertical, straight and parallel.
    Shoulder: Long, oblique and muscular.
    Scapula-humeral angle: It must be 90 °.
    Arm: Long and muscular. Elbows set close to the body.
    Forearm: Vertical, straight, muscular and strong.
    Carpal joint: Just apparent.
    Metacarpus: Short, vertical or slightly inclined at an angle of 10 ° with the vertical line to.
    Front feet: Cat feet, well United fingers, hard pads, strong and well pigmented nail.


  • As a whole: Seen from the rear and profile, the hind limbs are vertical and parallel.
  • Thigh: Moderate long, wide and muscular.
  • Leg: Strong, long, oblique and muscular.
  • Warm-foot joint: Strong and well positioned.
  • Metatarsus: Perpendicular to the ground, short and strong.
  • Rear feet: Same as previous, but a little longer.

MOVEMENT: Long and energetic steps.

SKIN: Moderate thickness, elastic, adherent, well pigmented and covered with dense hair.


HAIR: Long, hard, Ogres, disheveled with a dense internal NAP.

COLOR: The basic color can be yellow wheat, yellow red, Earth grey or blackish. White markings on the head are often found (Star, list), under the throat, down neck, above or below the chest, lower parts of the members or at the tip of the tail. Color can be combined with bi-color or tri-color.


  • Height to the cross: Of 46 a 56 cm., ideal height 52 cm., in the females a little less.
  • Weight: Of 16 a 24 kg, ideal weight 20 kg.

FAULTS: Any deviation from the above criteria is considered missing and the seriousness is considered the degree of deviation to the standard and its impact on the health and welfare of the dog.


  • Insufficient proportions between parts.
  • Light bone structure.
  • Weak muscles.
  • Head long and heavy than in the standard.
  • Bitefork clamp.
  • Inadequate pigmentation of the edges of the eyelids and the belfos.
  • Folded or erect ears.
  • Chin only slightly pronounced.
  • Slightly sunken or arched back.
  • Too wide or narrow chest.
  • Irregularities of the extremities and the angles joints.
  • Hare feet.
  • Not enough United fingers, presence of spurs.


  • Aggressive or fearful dog.
  • Disproportion between the different parts of the body and especially between the height and the length of the body.
  • Not typical head, excessively rough.
  • Depigmentation of the nose, the edges of the eyelids and the belfos.
  • Signs of degeneration of the dentition (lack of teeth), and JAWS.
  • Very clear eyes or gazeos.
  • Diverted or curled tail.
  • Hocks cow or barrel-shaped.
  • Too long hair, woolly, wavy or curly.
  • All colors other than those listed, But first and foremost chocolate and black.
  • Height at the withers or too little.
  • Any dog showing clear physical abnormalities or behavioral signs shall be disqualified.

N.B.: Los machos deben tener dos apariencia testiculos normal completamente descendidos en el escroto.

TRANSLATION: Federation Canófila Mexicana, BC.

Character and skills

Bosnian Hound is a brave dog, energetic and persistent. It has typical features of Hound, as his deep bark and, also, is an excellent guard dog.

One of his passions is to sleep in the open air.

Gets along well with children and other dogs.

Is very active and lively temperament, but in the home is a very affectionate dog, quiet and close to yours.


It is virtually unknown outside the territory of the former Yugoslavia.

Images of the Bosnian Hound
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  • Alternative names: Bosnian Broken-haired Hound / Bosnian Rough-haired Hound / Bosnian Hound / Illyrian Hound / Barak / Sabueso de Bosnia de pelo duro / Bosanski Oštrodlaki Gonič / Chien courant de Bornie à poil dur / Bosnischer rauthaariger laufhund / Bosnian coarse-haired hound / Bosnian Hunter / Bosnian hound's hair bristle-tyrant.
  • Group 6 / Section 1.2 – Medium-sized hounds

Dogs breeds: Bosnian Hound

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