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Hungarian Hound
Hungarian Hound

Country of Origin: Hungary

Group: Scenthounds and Related Breeds

Section: Scenthounds

Original Function: hunting bears and wolves

Todays Function: hunt stag, lynx, boar, companion

Dimension Male: Short: 46-56 cm / Tall: 56-66 cm

Dimension Female: Short: 46-56 cm / Tall: 56-66 cm

Weight Male: Short: 22-25 kg / Tall: 30-35 kg

Weight Female: Short: 22-25 kg / Tall: 30-35 kg

Litter Size: 6-8 puppies

Life span: 10-12 years

Other Names: Erdelyi Kopo, Long-Legged Variety Transylvania Hou

Colors: Black, red and tan, with brown nose; small amounts of white acceptable.

Living: It can live in an apartment if well trained and properly exercised. it is very active indoors and do

Recognized: FCI, UKC, IDCR


The Hungarian Hound, an extremely rare Hungarian hunter newly imported to the United States. This is a medium-sized, short-haired ancient Hungarian breed. Until recently these dogs were unknown outside Hungary. This scent hound was bred in Hungary and was used extensively by Hungarian kings and princes to hunt bear, stag, boar, wolf, and lynx in the mountains. This is a dog without exaggeration, moderate in bone and head with tight skin and medium flat ear.


The Hungarian Hound is a courageous, consistent, and persistent dog. It is demonstrative and gentle. This dog is somewhat willful and distractible, but very smart and trainable. It makes an excellent gun dog, watchdog, and even guard dog. This breed is gentle, friendly and makes a good family dog. It is very loyal to its family, lively and highly intelligent. It is easy to train. Some of the breed"s talents include: tracking, retrieving, pointing, watchdogging. The Transylvanian Hound is known for its keen sense of direction and orientation to the environment. It is adapted to extremes of climate. It is an obedient, trainable, good-natured hound. It is easy to keep. This dog is willing to hunt in forests, mountains, rivers, and in all weathers. It makes a perfect companion to a hunter. The Transylvanian Hound is active, energetic, athletic, and full of stamina; it must receive sufficient exercise. This breed is enthusiastic about exercise; you should provide ample time for activity and exertion. Recent reports indicate that the Transylvanian dogs face extinction with their numbers dangerously low.


Hungarian Hounds are very energetic dogs and so need lots of room to exercise. They are able to live in cities as long as exercise is provided. They are happiest if given space to roam and play.


The Hungarian Hound"s short coat is easy to care for. The dog is an average shedder. Brushing the coat occasionally with a firm bristle brush would maintain its tiptop condition. Bathing the dog should only be done when it is necessary so that the natural


Major concerns: none

Minor concerns: hemophilia A, CMO, CHD

Occasionally seen: none

Suggested tests: (hip)