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Balkan Hound

Size: Medium

Weight: 44 lbs.

Height: 18" - 21"

Life Span: 12 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Serbia; former Yugoslavia

Also Known As: Balkanski Gonic, Serbian Hound

Group: Scenthound

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting, Police Dog

Exercise Needs

The Balkan Hound needs plenty of space and exercise.

Grooming Needs

The Balkan Hound needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.


The Balkan Hound is intelligent, energetic, tenacious and good-natured.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


Named after the region formerly known as Yugoslavia, popular legend has it that this breed was originally from Egypt and was later brought to Europe by the Phoenicians around 1000 B.C. This breed is still used by boar hunters and police today.

Dog Food for Your Balkan Hound

Puppy select formula dog food

Puppy Select Formula

Features our exclusive balance of nutrients for growing puppies.

Bag of Adult Select Formula

Adult Select Formula

Formulated for dogs of all ages, an excellent choice for multi-dog families.

Senior select formula food for older dogs

Senior Select Formula

Formulated for dogs 7 years and older.

Picky No More medium breed dog food

Picky No More™ Medium Breed

Created to please even the pickiest of dogs.