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Transylvanian Hound

Size: Large

Weight: 75 lbs.

Height: 24"

Life Span: 14 years

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

Origin: Hungary

Also Known As: Short Hungarian Hound, Erdelyi Kopo

Group: Hound

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting

Exercise Needs

The Transylvanian Hound needs lots of exercise and plenty of room to roam. This dos is not recommended for city environments.

Grooming Needs

The Transylvanian Hound has a short coarse coat that needs little grooming.


Energetic and loyal, the Transylvanian Hound is a one-person dog. This breed tends to be obedient, responsive and docile. The Transylvanian Hound has acute sense of direction. Because it is bold and determined, this breed needs firm training.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


This breed dates back to the 1500s when it was used to hunt large and small game. These dogs are most likely descendants of domestic dogs, Polish Hounds and a Magyar dog. There are two varieties: short- legged and long -legged. The short- legged variety is extinct.

Pet Facts

This rare breed is agile, muscular and strong. The breed is not recognized by many breed clubs.

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