At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: 44 - 49 lbs.

Height: 18" - 20"

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

Black Forest Hound

Also know as: Slovakian Hound, Slovensky Kopov

Group: Hound

Origin: Czechoslovakia

Today's Role: Hunting, Watchdog

History and Facts: Used for centuries, this hunting dog is descended from dogs from the Balkans and Hungary. Recognized as a breed after WWII.

Temperament / Behavior
The Black Forest Hound is quiet, genial and protective.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Special Needs
Exercise: The Black Forest Hound requires regular vigorous exercise. This dog is not suited for apartments, city life or kennels.

Grooming: The Black Forest Hound needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing. Must check ears regularly.


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