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Estonian Hound

Size: Medium

Weight: 35 - 45 lbs.

Height: 18" - 21"

Life Span: 12 - 15 years

Health Problems: Albinoism

Origin: Russia

Also Known As: Gontchaja Estonskaja

Group: Hound

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Estonian Hound needs daily brisk exercise and plenty of room to roam.

Grooming Needs

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


The Estonian Hound can be aggressive toward people. Most tend to be balm, intelligent, balanced and affectionate.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


This breed was developed in Russian in 1947 when the government decided each republic needed its own breed.

Pet Facts

This breed is a mix of Russian-Polish Hounds, Dachshunds, Foxhounds, Beagles, Swiss Hounds, Lucerne Hounds and Burmese Hounds.