The Kopov Eslovaco (Slovenský Kopov or Slovak Hunter) It is a breed of dog of size medium hound type. Originally from Slovakia, He was raised to the hunting of wild boar, not as a pet or show it in show ring (Showdog).
The club of the breed was created in Bratislava in 1988.
It listed by the FCI under number race 244, Group 6, hounds and similar breeds, section 1.2 hunters of medium-sized.
In United States it is promoted as a rare breed for those seeking a unique hunting dog.
"The name"Hunter of the Black Forest” o “Black Forest Hound"apparently it was created in the U.S. for reasons of marketing", It has nothing to do with the Black Forest.
The Slovak Kopov is a typical dog in appearance, with a muscular body, long legs, long tail, the ears are long and loose. The short coat is always black, with reddish markings (black and tan). Dogs must weigh around 16 kg and must be measured, approximately, 46 cm to the cross, females are slightly smaller. This is the ideal size is described in the breed standard.
The Slovak Kopov is more full-bodied than the American breed Black and Tan Coonhound, but it is lighter than other similar dogs from Poland, such as Ogar Polski or Polish Hound is the largest in the country Hound. The eyes are always dark, deep, and have a look of bravery and courage.
Although it is an independent dog, is intelligent, and is easy to train. In addition, It is blessed with a great sense of direction.
The Slovak Kopov is a well-known since antiquity hunting dog, the breed was recognized for the first time in the year 1870. The races of Brandlbracke (Hound Austrian black and Tan), Chart Polski (Polish Hound) and Magyar Agar (Magyar Agár) is thought to they have formed part of their ancestors. The etymology of the name seems to refer to the color of the dog.
The Slovak Kopov was developed and is used as a hunting dog, There is an animal that sole have as a pet or is usually present to dog competitions (Showdog). It has been bred for hunting, especially wild boar, Hence their fierceness. Although it is very common in its area of origin, rarely seen in other countries. The Slovak Kopov is similar to other Hounds of Eastern Europe in the appearance and style of hunting. It is very faithful to his master, is a dog of aires free...