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Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound
Francia FCI 325 - Medium-sized Hounds

Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound

The Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound It is not a dog that adapts to life in an apartment if there is no way for it to release its great energy..

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History

The breed had been around for a long time and various dog lovers like Mr M. Légeron, A. Rivot porthole, Willekens, Gairal, Daubigné had tried in vain to have it officially recognized.

Hare hunters had created this small order dog from medium-sized French breeds: Porcelaine, Gascon Saintongeois, Poitevin hound in crossbreeding with English dogs like him Beagle, several varieties of Harriers, even the little one English Foxhound. The objective of these crosses was to improve the construction of their dogs and thus increase the speed and attitude to take.

In any case it is a typical French hunting dog, in which English blood also flows. In 1957 the first official recognition of the breed took place in France, followed by the FCI in 1978.

Photo: Anglo-français de petite vénerie by Jwh at Wikipedia Luxembourg, CC BY-SA 3.0 LU, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics “Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound”

The Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound – or also called Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie – He is of medium size and a dog with a powerful constitution, but it never seems heavy. In its appearance it reminds of the dogs of the French pack. According to the breed standard, the head should be long and not too wide. The hair is short, thick and smooth and can be two or three colors (white and orange or black, white with brown).

The eyes are large and soft but lively in expression.. The ears located under the line of the eyes are soft, slightly turned inwards and medium in size. The tail is of medium length and quite thin. The limbs are strong, with straight and broad forequarters in profile and muscular hindquarters with low set hocks.

Character and skills “Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound”

The Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound is described as balanced and bold, independent, smart and leader, proud and trustworthy. He is affectionate and loyal to his owners. But, adult dogs are suspicious of strangers.

These dogs today make up the vast majority of hare and fox hunting packs.. But shooters increasingly appreciate its fine-nosed qualities., resistance, good throat, easy to put on, wise in the hunt and in the kennel.

In the last twenty years, The number of Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hounds medium has improved both in quality and quantity. But, the breeders, and buyers in particular, they must register their dogs with the LOF (Central Canine Society) to better control the selection.

Activities and exercise with “Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound”

This dog loves to move, needs a lot of exercise and wants to work. You have to spend about four hours a day intensely with him. The breed is suitable for training as a hunting dog, but also for various dog sports. Keeping the dog in the house is strongly discouraged: The Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound you need and want a lot of space and would like to have free access to the garden also outside the “hours of walk”.

education of the “Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound”

To the Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound he likes to learn, he is submissive and also has an intelligent mind. But, has a strong hunting instinct, so your education should start soon and therefore, any “rarity” that this dog acquires in his youth must be fixed as it is difficult to correct later.

care and health of “Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound”

The short and dense coat of this dog does not require any special care, cleans itself almost by itself. Its legs, However, should be checked regularly. Especially when used as a hunting dog, injuries and problems are more likely to occur.

In rare cases there is a tendency to osteoarthritis and bone tumors.

Images "Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound"

Photos:

1 – Anglo-français de petite vénerie, op der Haard, Diddeleng by Jwh at Wikipedia Luxembourg, CC BY-SA 3.0 LU, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Anglo-français de petite vénerie, Kackeschbësch, Éiter by Jwh at Wikipedia Luxembourg, CC BY-SA 3.0 LU, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Anglo-français de petite vénerie by Jwh at Wikipedia Luxembourg, CC BY-SA 3.0 LU, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Anglo-français de petite vénerie, 7 months, Wesley by Jwh at Wikipedia Luxembourg, CC BY-SA 3.0 LU, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – Anglo-français de petite vénerie (white and black with pale tan markings) three and four months old puppies. by Jwh at Wikipedia Luxembourg, CC BY-SA 3.0 LU, via Wikimedia Commons
6 – Anglo-français de petite vénerie by Jwh at Wikipedia Luxembourg, CC BY-SA 3.0 LU, via Wikimedia Commons

Videos "Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound"

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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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Federations:

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


FCI breed standard "Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound"

FCIFCI - Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound
Hound

Alternative names:

1. Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie (English).
2. Anglo-français de petite vénerie (French).
3. Anglo-Français de petite vénerie (German).
4. Anglo-Français de petite vénerie (Portuguese).
5. Sabueso anglo francés de tamaño mediano, Anglo-francés para la caza menor, Anglo-francés de tamaño medio (español).

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Porcelaine
Francia FCI 30 . Medium-sized Hounds

Porcelana

The Porcelaine It is a dog living in the family, is extremely friendly and affectionate.

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History

The origin of the breed is unknown Porcelaine, although it is probably the oldest breed of dog in the world “Franche-Comté”. It is said to be descended from the great “dogs Saint-Hubert blancs de Lorraine”, themselves descendants of the “real white dogs” used in royal hounds at the time of Francis I. Before the French Revolution, the white and orange hounds were present on the lands of the abbeys of Luxeuil and Cluny.

After the revolution, the breed was close to extinction, breeding resumed in the mid-19th century with the help of Swiss breeders. In 1844, similar dogs were called “briquets francs-comtois“. The porcelain name is said to have been given by the Marquis Théodore de Foudras.

Already in 1898 his race was consolidated. As of this year he could be found in exhibitions.

The slim build and the noble head are also witnesses to this tradition. In times past the breed was used especially for hunting. This happened especially in Switzerland, France and Italy. There these tracking dogs have been found for centuries.

Physical characteristics “Porcelaine”

It's a dog very striking within the French dogs, its own structure gives us the pattern that is the great race.

As shown in the canine group for which they are registered by the Federation Cynologique Internationale, is a Hound of median sizeto. Males have one height the cross of 56 to 58,5 cm and the females of between 53,5 and 56 cm., weighing between 25 and 28 kg.

Videos “Porcelaine”

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The name Porcelaine He was born in allusion to his bright clothes, It seems made of porcelain. Its skin is white, sometimes with orange spots, most common in ears.

The eyes are dark and have a loving gaze and intelligent. The ears they are fine and well retracted, they often end in a tip and reach the end of the snout.

The nose is black with large nasal Windows, It has black eyes and ears that fall, similar to the Labrador.

The neck It is long and the tail starts thick and just fine, It is quite long and the dog carries slightly curved.

The hair thick fine is glossy and satin, There must not be any part of the body hairless.

The color the fur is white. You can submit Orange stains of rounded shape that we extend never forming a mantle, these spots appear many times overlapping other dark spots on the skin.

Character and skills “Porcelaine”

The Porcelaine It is a bloodhound, that is to say, dogs that search for prey and due to its characteristics it is valid to search for any type of wild animal.

It has a strong character, energetic, very willful and obstinate when he is hunting. But, When it is at rest is a very be quiet.

If you live within the family, is extremely friendly and loving. He is patient and well tolerated in children.

They have a very high level of activity, so he needs a lot of exercise, reason why is not recommended for sedentary people.

Although they are fierce hunters, they are gentle and relatively easy to educate.

Care of the “Porcelaine”

the care of him Porcelaine not related to their fur so much. The short-haired breed requires little effort in grooming. But you should pay close attention to your surroundings. A small flat doesn't always do it justice. There your needs are not met.

But it is not necessary to have a country house to maintain this beautiful breed.. Several walks a day can also keep dogs busy.. This shows that dogs need variety and tasks. Also the game should be in the task list.

Find the breeder of “Porcelaine” suitable

If you are interested in this breed of dog and want to find the breeder of Porcelaine suitable, you may have to search for a long time. This breed of dog is rarely found. It also, cubs are often only given to hunters.

Images “Porcelaine”

Type and recognitions:

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Federations:

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


FCI breed standard "Porcelaine"

FCIFCI - Porcelaine
Porcelaine

Alternative names:

1. Chien de Franche-Comté (English).
2. Chien de Franche-Comté, briquets francs-comtois (French).
3. Chien de Franche-Comté (German).
4. Porcelaine (Portuguese).
5. Perro del Franco Condado (español).

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

Transylvanian Scent Hound

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

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History

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, 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 it wakes up, slightly bent up. The 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 contend not only with the cold and snowy winters, but also with the 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 the 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.

Characteristics "Hungarian hound (Transylvanian Scent Hound)"

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Videos "Hungarian hound (Transylvanian Scent Hound)"

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Hector – Transylvanian Hound – 3 Weeks Residential Dog Training

Type and recognitions:

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


FCI breed standard "Hungarian hound (Transylvanian Scent Hound)"

FCIFCI - Hungarian hound (Transylvanian Scent Hound)
Hound

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 (español).

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Petit Gascon Saintongeois
Francia FCI 21 - Medium-sized Hounds

Petit Gascon Saintongeois

The Petit Gascon Saintongeois was destined, in its origins, mainly hunting the hare.

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History

Of French origin, named after the provinces of Gascuña and Saintonge.

By mid-century 20, some large game hunters in the Southwest selected the smallest specimens from their litters of Gascon Saintongeois and they fixed this variety, destined, in its origins, mainly hunting the hare.

Photo: Little Gascon de Saintonge by Jérôme BARDIAU, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

Medium-sized dog, well proportioned and distinguished.

Size:

Males: 56 to 62 cm..
females: 54 to 59 cm..

Character and skills

Multi-purpose dog used for rifle hunting. Because of its origin it hunts especially the hare, but it is also very good for hunting big game.

Characteristics "Petit Gascon Saintongeois"

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Videos "Petit Gascon Saintongeois"

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


FCI breed standard "Petit Gascon Saintongeois"

FCIFCI - Petit Gascon Saintongeois
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Norwegian Hound (Dunker)
Noruega FCI 203 - Medium-sized Hounds

Norwegian Hound

The Norwegian Hound (Dunker) is found only in its country of origin and is virtually unknown outside its borders.

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History

The Norwegian Hound was originally called Dunker, in honor of the Norwegian captain and breeder Wilhelm Conrad Dunker (1806-1860), who established the first breed standard in 1850. During the first half of the 19th century, there was a large population of hounds in norway, including various types used for hare hunting. Wilhelm Dunker selected those with the keenest sense of smell and crossed them with a Russian Harlequin Hound to produce a versatile hound, able to hunt rabbits and hares by smell rather than sight, and tough enough to withstand the harsh weather conditions of Norway.

In 1902 was founded the Norsk Harehundklub, a club dedicated to hounds. That same year the hounds were divided into two main groups, known today as Dunker y Hygenhounds. The first was the most numerous and included local dogs from all over the country., providing a wide and varied breeding base.

Although Norway was less affected by World War II than other European countries, the demand for these dogs dropped dramatically, which made it difficult for the breeders to continue their work properly. As a result, the number of specimens decreased significantly.

After the conflict is over, the Dunker regained some popularity and was officially recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) in 1956.

But, this bounce was only short lived: lost ground again from the decade of 1970, due to competition from foreign breeds of hunting dogs imported into the country.

Things did not improve much in the 80, to the point that inbreeding problems began to appear. In fact, the decline in its population led many breeders to resort to inbreeding to continue breeding. This led to a high rate of congenital deafness.. For this reason, in 1987, the breeding committee Norwegian Hound asked the Norsk Kennel Klubb (NKK), the reference canine organization in Norway, permission to cross the Dunker with other races, but they denied it. But, how things did not improve much, the NKK finally gave his approval for some crosses two years later. This resulted in a more varied and healthy genetic makeup, while maintaining the characteristic traits of the breed.

The United Kennel Club (UKC) recognized it in 1996. But, the other American reference organization, the American Kennel Club (AKC), has not done the same to this day – nor does the neighboring Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) or the prestigious British Kennel Club (KC). In fact, at the global level, recognition of the breed is still quite partial.

It's the same for broadcast. Even in the other Scandinavian countries, is almost absent, with the exception of Sweden, where the Svenska Kennelklubben records a number of births each year that can be counted on the fingers of one hand, compared to around twenty in the early nineties. In France, not a single entry was made in the Book of French Origins (LOF) during the first two decades of the 21st century.

In Norway, The number of Dunkers recorded each year in the NKK has been around 150 since the mid-decade 2000. But, this marks a halving of the number compared to the change in years 90. This limited number is partly explained by the deafness problem present in this breed.: almost the 75% of its population suffers from deafness.

Photo: A Norwegian Hound by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics “Norwegian Hound (Dunker)”

The Norwegian Hound It is a medium-sized dog distinguished by its long, well-proportioned body, his energetic and clear walk and his light weight. They have solid bones, giving an impression of strength and endurance. The back is straight, firm and long enough to give length to the rib cage. Lets on strong, dry front legs. The tail is wide and thick at the base and tapers at the tip. Descends to the hock or slightly protrudes from the hock.

Dunker
Dunker

Quite long, its head is characterized by a slightly domed skull and a marked stop. Located at half height, the ears are flat, without folds, hanging and soft to the touch. medium width, taper towards its tip, which is rounded. Its mouth has scissor-shaped teeth dominated by a square, well-developed snout., a black nose and wide nostrils.

His eyes are round, large and very penetrating. Although they are usually dark in color, there are also individuals with one or two blue eyes, a characteristic that is associated with an increased risk of deafness. Minnow eyes are allowed in blue individuals (variegated). Regardless of the color of the eyes, the eyes express calm and seriousness.

The coat of the Dunker consists of short hair, hard, tight and dense. Its coloration is a distinctive sign of the breed: they are either black with light fawn and white spots, or blue merle (¿bigarros?) and mottled with light fawn and white spots. Jet black coats with dark tawny markings are less desirable, and those in which white predominates (to the point of representing at least the 50% Of the surface) are considered undesirable by the norm.

Last, sexual dimorphism is not very marked in this breed: males and females are quite similar in size and weight.

Life expectancy: 12 years of age.

Size of Norwegian Hound

    – female weight: Of 24 to 25 kg
    – Male weight: Of 24 to 25 kg
    – female size: Of 47 to 53 cm.
    – Male size: Of 50 to 55 cm.

Character and skills “Norwegian Hound (Dunker)”

The Norwegian Hound is a fast and tenacious hunter with an above-average olfactory ability. They excel particularly in hunting hare and rabbit.

Being also gentle, loving, cheerful and friendly, they have all the qualities required to be an excellent companion dog. balanced, patients, tolerant and devoid of aggressiveness, they are very good playmates for children. But, it is important to note that a dog should never be left alone with a small child without adult supervision, and this applies to all races.

His total lack of aggressiveness and his attraction to humans, even for those you don't know, make it totally impossible to use as a guard dog. In effect, not reserved at all, shy, fearful or aggressive with strangers, rather they tend to welcome them positively and trust them. They are more likely to greet a malicious person with curiosity and licking them rather than barking to warn their master or make them understand that they better go their way.

His sociability extends to other dogs too. So, it is quite possible to share a house with a dog companion without fearing that conflict situations will multiply, and is generally friendly with those he meets on his walks.

With cats and other animals, things are a little more complicated. His hunting instinct naturally leads him to chase any small furry animal that is not part of the canine species.. Although he has grown up with him and must consider his little companion as a member of the family and not as a potential prey, risk can never be ruled out, so it is better to avoid such cohabitation. As for those that can be found on your walks, you probably want to chase them. So, it is preferable to keep it on a leash during excursions, to avoid any accident.

Dunker
Dunker

In any case, the fear that it will chase other animals does not mean that you should not take it out enough each day, knowing that you need a lot of activity to spend your great energy. Need at least 45 minutes of exercise per day, but his stamina makes him happy to go further if given the chance. It also, it is preferable to vary the pleasures to allow him to fully expend his energy: long walks, run through the park, sports with dogs, etc. Sports that require running (like canicross) and those that appeal to your senses (like tracking) they are the most recommended. In fact, this dog is very happy when he has to mobilize his physical and mental capacities. In any case, in addition to allowing you to exercise, all these activities reinforce the relationship with his master, which is especially important if you are hearing impaired.

From the above it follows that the Dunker not suitable for an elderly or very sedentary person, that I couldn't give you all the exercise you need. The ideal for him is a master of sport, and willing to take his partner in his various activities. Retirees may be right for him, if they are active enough.

In any case, life in the city is not ideal for him, that needs large spaces to fully develop. A house with a garden in the country is a much more appropriate environment to live in.. But, it is important to ensure that the garden is well fenced and that the environment is safe, as his instincts and hunting instincts soon lead him to follow leads and flee.

Once your need for exercise is satisfied, the Norwegian Hound has an easy and docile character; is far from being as stubborn as many hunting dog breeds. But, your sense of smell can make training difficult, as he is easily distracted by a scent and not really responsive to his master's commands.

Their propensity to bark can also be quite annoying. He is particularly prone to doing it if his master is away for a long time without having given him any exercise beforehand and without having the means to do it himself.. In fact, inactivity can be a burden and cause those behavior problems, as well as destruction, for example. But, as long as you have something to take care of in the absence of your family, not the type of dog that suffers a lot from separation anxiety.

Education “Norwegian Hound (Dunker)”

Like all the other hounds, the Norwegian Hound must be socialized from an early age. In other words, so that he becomes a balanced adult and has no trouble finding his place, should be given without delay a maximum of opportunities to meet all kinds of humans (veterinary, neighbors, delivery man, etc.), Other animals, but also to face various noises, smells and situations. This is even more important since he is easily distracted by his sense of smell..

The rules established in your education should also be taught to you from an early age, when your ability to learn and docility are at their best. As with any race, bad habits pick up quickly when he's still a puppy and become real problems when he gets older.

In any case, the Dunker it is a breed of dog that is easy to train and that listens to its master, as long as he uses a dog-friendly training method. Treatments generally prove to be very effective in positively reinforcing your good deeds and facilitating learning. But, sometimes it is necessary to show firmness and affirm your own authority to prevent this dogged dog from doing what he pleases. It can also be difficult to get their attention., given their tendency to be distracted by their sense of smell.

Since it has a strong inclination to follow its nose and to chase passing small animals, Teaching your dog to call back is especially important to avoid the risk of a frantic tug on the leash or running away if it moves freely.

It may also be helpful to try to teach him to channel his propensity to bark.. But, as it is deeply ingrained in him, should not be expected to be the calmest of dogs. If it is impossible to make him understand that some things do not necessarily require him to bark, at least he can be taught to stop on command.

Last, if the dog is deaf from birth, as is the case with a significant fraction of the representatives of the breed, the master must obviously adapt to this restriction: Training a deaf dog is not done in the same way as training another dog that is able to hear its master's voice.. Trust is then even more crucial in the relationship between the animal and its master., so that you can learn and live in good conditions despite your disability. Of course, communication is then done through non-verbal communication, and it's up to the teacher to adopt explicit body language, based on gestures and precise mimicry, specific for each indication you want to give.

Health “Norwegian Hound (Dunker)”

The Norwegian Hound is very resistant, generally have excellent health and very good longevity.

Used to living in harsh Norwegian weather, can tolerate cold and damp without difficulty. Their coat is naturally waterproof and offers good protection from the elements. On the other hand, shows some intolerance to high temperatures, even if it is able to adapt to a Mediterranean climate. You simply need to lighten up your activities during hot flashes, or at least privilege those that are carried out inside, to ensure that you always have access to a place in the shade or even air conditioning and to avoid any excessive physical exertion in the hottest hours.

Its small population and its limited diffusion prevent a very important deterioration of health, but it has been shown that it is predisposed to certain problems:

  • deafness, what is a hereditary disease. According to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), almost the 75% of the population of the breed is today deaf in at least one, if not both ears;
  • hip dysplasia, a joint malformation that may be characterized by a hereditary predisposition. It can cause joint pain as well as difficulty moving;
  • Elbow dysplasia, which can also be favored by a hereditary predisposition. It is painful and leads to difficulty moving and the development of osteoarthritis;
  • progressive retinal atrophy, a hereditary and incurable eye disease. Causes loss of night vision first, then loss of daytime vision, to the point that the dog becomes totally blind;
  • Demodecic scabies, a contagious parasitic disease that causes itching and true discomfort to the dog, gradually losing appetite and sleep;
  • ear infections (otitis, etc.), due to its hanging shape.
  • It also, individuals used for hunting are exposed to the various risks associated with this activity: wounds, parasites, thorns, etc.

    It also, the Dunker has a strong appetite. How it is usually active, this is not usually a problem. But, if it is not, soon becomes overweight.

    Given the hereditary conditions to which the breed is predisposed, the breeder's work plays a decisive role in the adoption of a Norwegian Hound that he is in perfect health and that he will probably remain so. In addition to the results of genetic tests performed on the parents and the puppy to reduce the risk of such diseases, every serious and responsible breeder must be able to present a certificate of good health established by a veterinarian, as well as documents related to the vaccines administered.

    It also, when the dog is small and still growing, your bones and joints are particularly fragile: therefore, any excessively intense or prolonged physical exercise should be avoided, since I could pay it off one day or another, with potentially permanent sequelae (malformations, etc.).

    Last, it is necessary to consult a veterinarian at least once a year to ensure that the dog is in good health or, on the other hand, to be able to detect as soon as possible any problem whose symptoms are not yet visible. This health check is also an opportunity to carry out your immunization reminders, which are another essential lever to keep the dog in good health. Still on the prevention registry, it is the owner's responsibility to renew the antiparasitic treatments whenever necessary throughout the year, so your partner is never unprotected.

    Care and maintenance “Norwegian Hound”

    A tough breed, the Norwegian Hound do not require much maintenance.

    But, they lose a lot of hair, so brushing your hair twice a week is not too much to help remove dead hairs and keep it in good condition. During their molting periods in spring and fall, when it should be done more often (even daily) to prevent hair growth throughout the house.

    Since his hair is not very dirty and therefore does not have a strong odor, bathing him two or three times a year is generally sufficient. In any case, a too frequent bath will make the sebum naturally present on the skin disappear, insulates and protects it from the elements. Having said that, do not hesitate to give him a bath if he has gotten very dirty, for example during a particularly muddy hunting trip. In any case, you can only use a shampoo specially designed for dogs, at the risk of damaging your skin.

    Dunker
    Dunker

    The ears, on the other hand, require special attention, since its hanging shape implies an increased risk of infections (ear infections, etc.). They must be cleaned every week with a damp cloth or a cleaning product specially designed for this purpose.. They should also be dried after each bath or after a long period of time in a damp place..

    Their eyes they must also be examined weekly and cleaned if necessary with a damp cloth.

    It is also necessary to brush the teeth of your dog every week or even every day to avoid the formation of dental plaque and its possible consequences (bad breath, diseases, etc.). A toothpaste specially designed for dogs should always be used.

    It also, it is important to regularly check your dog's claws to make sure they are not getting too long and to trim them if this is the case. This could not only hinder your walking, but you could also break and potentially injure yourself at the same time. Having said that, while you're active and spending long hours outdoors, natural wear and tear is usually enough to file them.

    To know how to proceed during maintenance sessions, it is useful to benefit from the experience of a veterinarian or a groomer the first time. In fact, whether the various procedures for grooming the coat, the ears, the eyes, your pet's teeth or claws are not done properly, not only will satisfactory results not be obtained, but the owner may even injure or injure his pet. It also, the owner should get used to his pet very soon, so that throughout his life he accepts to be manipulated without being rebellious.

    It also, when your pet returns from a long time in the wild, it is a good idea to systematically take a little time to inspect it carefully: parasites, spikes or dirt may have gotten into their fur, and may also have been injured.

    What price does a “Norwegian Hound”

    In Norway, a puppy Dunker It costs around 7000 Norwegian crowns (a few 650 EUR). The sale price varies from one individual to another depending on the prestige of the breeding, the lineage of the dog and its intrinsic characteristics.

    Since the breed does not have a wide international distribution, it is almost impossible to find a breeder of it outside of its country of origin.

    So, whether you are in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada or elsewhere, who wants to adopt a Norwegian Hound you must opt ​​for the import solution. In this case, keep in mind that transportation and administrative costs are added to the purchase price and, of course, you must respect the regulations to import a dog from abroad.

    Characteristics "Norwegian Hound (Dunker)"

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    FCI breed standard "Norwegian Hound (Dunker)"

    FCIFCI - Norwegian Hound (Dunker)
    Hound

    Alternative names:

    1. Dunker (English).
    2. Dunker (French).
    3. Dunkerbracke, Dunkerlaufhund (German).
    4. Dunker (Portuguese).
    5. Cazador noruego, Dunker, Sabueso de Dunker (español).

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    Istrian Shorthaired Hound
    Croacia FCI 151 . Medium-sized Hounds

    Istrian Shorthaired Hound

    There is also a “Istrian Coarse-haired Hound” and slightly larger.

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    History

    The Istrian Shorthaired Hound is an ancient breed of hound dog originating from Istria, whose origins are lost in dark prehistory. The frescoes (1474, Chapel of the Virgin Mary in Beram, near Pazin), the paintings (including Titian, first half of the 18th century), and the chronicles (1719, Bishop Bakic of Djakovo) bear witness to it.

    The Istrian Shorthaired Hound, highly appreciated for its excellent hunting qualities, was sold from Istria to neighboring countries. The first inscriptions in the herd book date from 1924, the breed was recognized by the FCI already in 1949, but the standard wasn't published until 1973.

    Today, the Istrian Shorthaired Hound it is quite common in and around Istria and is still very popular with hunters due to its excellent characteristics.

    Photos:

    1 – Istrian Shorthaired Hound at a dog show in Zadar, Croatia (CACIB 2006.) by Mirta12, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Physical Characteristics Istrian Shorthaired Hound

    The Istrian Shorthaired Hound he is a medium sized running dog, who appears elegant and distinguished in his build and movements. The height at the withers in both males and females is between 44 and 56 cm., the weight of the dogs is 14 to 20 kg, the optimum is 18 kg.

    The coat of these dogs is thin, dense and, as the name reflects, short. This short-haired variant is somewhat smaller than the wire-haired version of the Istrian Hound.. The basic color of the coat is white with orange yellow tints. As a whole, the coat is shiny.

    The life expectancy of dogs is 12 – 14 years.

    Character and skills Istrian Shorthaired Hound

    The characteristic of Istrian Shorthaired Hound it's his distinctive hunting instinct. The dogs have always been used as hunting dogs and still show corresponding characteristics today.. This includes his liveliness and his passion for hunting itself.. Like most hunting dogs, these dogs have little instinct for protection and are therefore quite unsuitable for guarding and protection tasks.

    While the Istrian Shorthaired Hound be able to live your hunting instinct and feel fully occupied, has a gentle and friendly disposition. It is obedient and loyal to its owner. Your posture is nice.
    It also, these dogs are smart and insightful, so they must be challenged in this regard as well. If the dogs are not kept according to their nature, they often get stubborn and sometimes even start poaching.

    Keeping an Istrian Shorthaired Hound

    The Istrian Shorthaired Hound It, by its nature, first of all a tracking dog. It is particularly suitable for hunting foxes and hares and is used almost exclusively for this purpose in its native country.. It is important that the dogs of this breed are kept by a hunter and encourage them to go hunting and take the trail., so it should be considered as an example for animals. Despite your gentle nature, they are not suitable as pure family dogs, as their pronounced hunting instinct would be neglected too.

    Images "Istrian Shorthaired Hound"

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    2 – Luri the Istrian Shorthaired Hound in a dog shelter in Zadar, Croatia by Mirta12, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    3 – Luri the Istrian Shorthaired Hound in a dog shelter in Zadar, Croatia. He was underweight when the photo was taken by Mirta12, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    4 – Luri the Istrian Shorthaired Hound in a dog shelter in Zadar, Croatia. He was underweight when the photo was taken by Mirta12, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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    • UKCScenthound Group


    FCI breed standard "Istrian Shorthaired Hound"

    FCIFCI - Istrian Shorthaired Hound
    Hound

    Alternative names:

    1. Original name – Istarski Kratkodlaki Gonič (English).
    2. Chien courant d’Istrie à poil ras (French).
    3. Istarski Kratkodlaki Gonič (German).
    4. Istarski kratkodlaki gonic (Nome original) (Portuguese).
    5. Nombre original – Istarski Kratkodlaki (español).

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    Estonian Hound
    Estonia FCI 366 - Medium-sized Hounds

    Estonian Hound

    The Estonian Hound they are extremely hardy hunting dogs accustomed to long days in the forest

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    History

    The history of Estonian Hound (or Eesti Hagijas in the language of your country of origin) begins at the beginning of the 20th century in Estonia, when the crossing of english hounds, Poles and Finns used by local hunters gave rise to a large dog unofficially considered regional and ancestor of the current Eesti Hagijas.

    Given the sharp decline in the population of large game and in order to reestablish it, in 1937 A law was passed prohibiting hunting with dogs over 45 cm to the cross, which in fact caused a change of orientation towards smaller animals, like foxes and hares. Therefore, Estonian hunters and breeders had to breed smaller dogs than they had then, so they were introduced in the breeding program the Beagles, the Dachshund and Swiss Hounds.

    This law was amended three years later, in 1940: the maximum size was increased to 55 cm., and breeders stopped their efforts to miniaturize local hunting dogs.

    In 1947, when Estonia was part of the USSR, the Soviet Ministry of Agriculture decided that all “republics” that made up Estonia had to have a local breed of dog. The Estonian hunting dog population was then estimated at around 900, and intense selection helped stabilize the characteristics of the breed that would become the Estonian Hound.

    In 1954, the Ministry of Agriculture sent a specialized commission to Estonia to study the 648 specimens submitted by local breeders, and were clearly convinced: the first breed standard was approved by the Ministry a few months later. This year marked the official introduction of the Estonian Hound like a race, whose stamina and formidable nose were immediately emphasized.

    After the collapse of the Soviet regime, Estonia gained independence and in 1998 la Estonian Kennel Club, the main canine association in the country, recognized race. Being the only native of the country, it was not surprising that it was granted national dog status.

    The organization set out to make the breed known and recognized internationally. His efforts were crowned with success in 2019, cuando the International Cynological Federation (FCI) provisionally accepted the breed and published a standard. Having said that, there is still a long way to go, since it is not recognized, for example, by the prestigious British Kennel Club, nor by American reference organizations such as the United Kennel Club (UKC) o el American Kennel Club (AKC).

    The Estonian Hound is popular in an area encompassing Estonia and nearby Russian regions, and its population is estimated at about 1200 individuals. It is still used there as a hunting dog and has also made a place for itself in many homes as a pet.. But, hasn't conquered the rest of the world yet. Rare in europe, even in Estonia's neighboring countries, is practically absent from the North American continent.

    Photo: Estonian Hound by Marcin Błaszkowski, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

    Physical characteristics

    Estonian-hound
    Estonian Hound

    The Estonian Hound They are medium-sized hunting dogs that can easily be mistaken for the Beagle, one of the races that helped create them. But, they are bigger than the Beagle and they have a more pointed snout.

    His powerful and muscular body is very long. Its solid bone legs are straight and almost half the size at the withers.. Saber-shaped tail flicks when in motion and remains fairly low, no higher than back level.

    The head is quite wide at the level of the skull and the long muzzle ends in a very black nose. His slightly oblique eyes are more or less dark brown, while her long, thin ears fall along her cheeks.

    The coat of the Estonian Hound is short, rough and shiny, with a moderately dense undercoat. Their fur is usually tricolor, with black spots with more or less wide red edges on a white background. But, the standard accepts bicolor individuals with completely red spots, without any trace of black. In all cases, the tips of the legs and tail should be white, as well as the throat and chest.

    Sexual dimorphism is marked, the female being slightly longer than the male, which is taller in the legs and wider.

    Physical characteristics

    Estonian Hound
    Estonian Hound

    The Estonian Hound he is particularly devoted to his family, who likes to spend time with. They are a breed of dog especially recommended for children: they love to interact with them and are very patient with them, they even accept having their tails or ears pulled. But, you should remember that interactions between a young child and a dog of any breed must be under the supervision of an adult.

    This strong attachment to his family makes him not like loneliness, which can lead to separation anxiety. If you are often left home alone for long periods of time, not surprisingly you may experience destructive behavior.

    One solution for a caregiver who is regularly absent during the day may be to provide a playmate. Made to hunt in a pack, the Estonian Hound they enjoy the company of other dogs. If they are used to its presence from an early age, They can also make friends with any feline in the house. On the other hand, as they have a strong hunting instinct, should not live with rabbits or other rodents.

    Rather shy and not fond of novelty, the Estonian Hound they tend to bark at strangers and then observe their master's behavior from a distance. If he invites the newcomer to the house, comes to greet you politely, but stay reserved.

    Extremely hardy hunting dogs used to long days in the woods, they need a lot of exercise to expend their great energy: a daily walk of one hour is a minimum for them. It is recommended to always keep it tied during these outings, as your excellent sense of smell often allows you to find an interesting track that you are likely to want to follow for hours, ignoring withdrawal orders. A dog owner who still wants to let him walk freely right now should equip him with a GPS dog collar, so you can easily get your hands back on it if it disappears.

    The Estonian Hound you can live in an apartment as long as you are outdoors often enough to satisfy your need for exercise, but he is much happier when he has a garden where he can patrol and play. But, this outdoor space must be well fenced to eliminate the risk of escape if you see potential prey to pursue.

    A peculiarity of this dog is its need for routine and its aversion to novelty, which makes their behavior sometimes compared to that of domestic cats. This is not at all an appropriate choice for a master who wants to take their dog on vacation.: he is a poor traveler, you get stressed out when you get in the car and you don't like spending time in a place you don't know at all.

    Last, it is a breed of dog that barks often and forcefully. For the peace of the neighborhood, it is necessary to teach him from a young age not to bark for any reason and to shut up when ordered to do so.

    Education

    Estonian Hound
    Estonian Hound

    Like all its fellow men, the Estonian Hound must be socialized from an early age. This requires spending as much time with him as possible so that he meets all kinds of people (neighbors, family, friends, strangers…) And animals, but also so that you get used to the situations that you may face later.

    This need to become very quickly acquainted with the outside world is all the more pronounced as it is fearful by nature. In particular, to prevent future vet visits from becoming a nightmare to handle, it is recommended to get used to traveling by car as soon as possible.

    Addressing the barking issue at an early age is also imperative, so that you understand that it is not necessary to bark for hours at every unfamiliar noise.

    It is also important to teach your dog to remember to bark, as you will not hear any more commands once you have sniffed the trail of a game animal and go in pursuit. Hunting instinct is well established in this breed, so it does not require any specific training to be able to follow a trail for hours and be an excellent hunter.

    Relatively independent and headstrong, the Estonian Hound require patience to be trained, but they like to please their master and usually end up listening to him. If necessary, be firm to assert your dominant position and show your dog who is the master, traditional training methods should be avoided, at the risk of damaging the relationship of trust. It is preferable to opt for a learning technique based on positive reinforcement.

    Health

    As the Estonian Hound it is a relatively new breed and not very widespread, there is still no real and in-depth study of their possible health problems. But, looks quite robust, no doubt thanks to a reasoned breeding program that has given priority to the personality and abilities of individuals rather than their appearance.

    But, you have probably inherited from Beagle and the Foxhound a certain predisposition to the following diseases:

  • Progressive retinal atrophy, a breakdown of the eye tissue that can eventually lead to blindness;
  • entropion and ectropion, problems with the eyelids that cause itching and / or irritation of the eye, but can be surgically corrected;
  • dislocation of the patella, which affects the kneecap and causes walking difficulties. It can also be responsible for premature arthritis;
  • Elbow or hip dysplasia, that can cause lameness.
  • It also, the Estonian Hound is sensitive to allergies and sinusitis. These ailments are not serious in themselves, but they can cause a certain amount of stress to the dog, as this breed relies heavily on its sense of smell. So, a temporary loss of your sense of smell is likely disorienting you.

    Finally, like most hunting dogs, the Estonian Hound have a ferocious appetite that can lead to overweight or even obesity if they don't get enough exercise.

    Grooming

    Despite her short hair and sparse undercoat, the Estonian Hound require some maintenance. Brushing twice a week is recommended to remove dead hairs and avoid finding them all over the house. This also helps to distribute sebum on the skin to better protect it against infectious agents..

    During moulting periods, in autumn and spring, it is even necessary to opt for a daily frequency, to deal with the large amount of hair you lose during this period.

    On the other hand, it is only necessary to bathe your dog when it is particularly dirty, for example, if he has rolled in the mud.

    Besides keeping your coat, it is recommended to check your teeth once a week to make sure there are no cavities, and cleaning your eyes with a damp cloth to remove any dirt that could cause an infection.

    Weekly ear care is especially important: like any dog ​​with floppy ears, the Estonian Hound have a higher risk of infections and ear infections.

    For sale “Estonian Hound”

    The price of a puppy Estonian Hound is of some 700-800 euros in your country of origin, and there is no price difference between male and female puppies.

    But, hard to find outside of Estonia, but the situation may change rapidly after the breed is recognized by the FCI in 2019.

    Characteristics "Estonian Hound"

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    Type and recognitions:

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


    FCI breed standard "Estonian Hound"

    FCIFCI - Estonian Hound
    Hound

    Alternative names:

    1. (Estonian: eesti hagijas) (English).
    2. eesti hagijas (French).
    3. (estnisch: Eesti hagijas), Estnische Bracke (German).
    4. Eesti hagijas (Portuguese).
    5. Cazador estonio (español).

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    Istrian Coarse-haired Hound
    Croacia FCI 152 . Medium-sized Hounds

    Istrian Coarse-haired Hound

    The Istrian Coarse-haired Hound it is an excellent hound for hunting hare and fox.

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    History

    His story matches that of Istrian Shorthaired Hound, but the iconography in words and images is much more limited, as long-haired dogs are generally less attractive for renderings due to their outward appearance. But, the Istrian Coarse-haired Hound was described in detail by B. Laska in 1896 and 1905: under the name of “barbini” these hard elo hound dogs were put up for sale in the Pazin and Buzet area in Istria. During World War I the breed was almost extinct. From 1924 these dogs were registered in the Croatian Stallion Book. The FCI recognized the breed in 1948. The first standard dates back to 1969.

    Photos:

    1 – Istrian Wire-haired Hound by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1583815

    Physical characteristics

    The Istrian Coarse-haired Hound has strong and robust bones. With a stern expression, gives the deceptive impression of being a dark and taciturn animal. His somewhat hairy appearance was the cause of his near disappearance, as he is physically repulsive to some due to his coarse fur. But, its deceptive appearance hides a wonderful character and very beautiful qualities.

    HEIGHT
    Among 45 and 58 cm. (17,72 to 22,83 inches) for the male
    Among 45 and 58 cm. (17,72 to 22,83 inches) for the female

    WEIGHT
    Among 16 and 24 kg (35,27 to 52,91 pounds) for the male
    Among 16 and 24 kg (35,27 to 52,91 pounds) for the female

    COLOR
    Its fur is white with orange spots, more or less big, on the body and often at the beginning of the tail. Their ears are generally orange.

    HAIR
    Her hair is straight, hard and pointed. It usually measures between 5 and 10 cm long.

    MORPHOLOGY
    Its head has a domed skull and a slightly pointed cap. His big eyes are dark. Its slender ears are well set on the cheeks and tend to flare towards the middle. His nose is black. Its tail is quite long and reaches the hock.

    Character and skills

    His character is that of a gentle dog, obedient and calm at home, while hunting is active, independent and passionate. His temperament is moderately lively, expression indicative of a calm and balanced nature, the look is somber. His bark is loud, moderate to deep.

    He stands out for his immense diligence, it is resistant and persistent. It can have excellent performance even in the most difficult terrain and weather conditions.. The track never leaves. It is mainly used for hunting wild boar., deer, foxes and hares.

    Training / Education:

    Education is not that simple. Because when hunting he always depends on himself and cannot wait for the hunter's instructions, is suitable for a wide autonomy, the owner cannot avoid the servile obedience of this breed. You need in this direction a little understanding from the owner or coach.

    No harsh training methods, it would only interrupt her relationship with the man, what a double shame. Requires a certain amount of patience and empathy, benign and yet a totally consistent approach to both education and training. More than punishment it will help stimulate the positive voice (compliment, stimulus) and the material (a treat).

    Care and health

    This robust and resistant dog does not suffer from any genetic disease or any particular pathology associated with the breed.. His health is excellent and he rarely gets sick.

    WATCH OUT

    Its rough appearance requires regular brushing to maintain its coat and ensure good health.

    Images "Istrian Coarse-haired Hound"

    Photos:

    1 – A female Istrian Hound, Coarse-haired. Colour: white & orange by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    2 – Istrian Wire-haired Hound by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1583811
    3 – Istrian Wire-haired Hound by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1583803
    4 – Istrian Wire-haired Hound by https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Istrian_hound2.jpg
    5 – Istrian Coarse-haired Hound at a dog show in Zadar, Croatia (CACIB 2006.) by Mirta12, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    6 – ISTARSKI OSTRODLAKI GONIC by www.youtube.com

    Videos "Istrian Coarse-haired Hound"

    Type and recognitions:

    • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.1: Large-sized Hounds.
    • UKCScenthound Group


    FCI breed standard "Istrian Coarse-haired Hound"

    FCIFCI - Istrian Coarse-haired Hound
    Hound

    Alternative names:

    1. Istrian Rough-coated Hound, Istrian Wire-haired Hound (English).
    2. Chien courant d’Istrie à poil dur (French).
    3. Rauhhaarige Istrische Bracke (German).
    4. Em croata: istarski ostrodlaki gonic (Portuguese).
    5. En croata, istarski oštrodlaki gonič (español).