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Posavac Hound

Size: Medium

Weight: 35 - 45 lbs.

Height: 17" - 23"

Life Span: 12 years

Health Problems: Hip dysplasia; osteochondrodysplasias; cryptorchidism

Origin: Croatia

Also Known As: Posavac Hound, Posavski Gonic

Group: Hound

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

No special exercise requirements.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.


This is a lively alert breed with a gentle nature. Posavac Hounds are known to be good companions.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


The origination of the Posavac Hound is unknown. However, it is believed that these dogs were introduced to the Balkan region by Egyptian traders. It has been used to hunt hares, other small game and deer.

Pet Facts

Known for its sure-footing and keen sense of smell, the Posavac Hound is an excellent example of how animals adapt to their environment.