Bosanski Ostrodlaki Gonic Barak

The Bosanski Ostrodlaki Gonic Barak is translated in English as The Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound. Commonly known as 'Barak', the dog is a type of scenthound and is primarily used to hunt large game. The breed was developed in nineteenth century by crossing indigenous dogs with an Italian gundog. The dog may also have bloodlines of Lstrian shorthaired Hound. Today it is among the rare breeds outside its original country Bosnia.

This medium size has height between 18 to 22 inches and weight between 35-55 lbs. It has long and moderately broad head with a slightly doomed forehead. The strong, long and rectangular muzzle is covered with bushy mustache and beard. Nose is broad with straight nose bridge. Lips are tight and thick. Ears are broad and moderately thick and long while large oval shaped eyes are chestnut coloured. The body is slightly longer than tall. Chest is broad and deep. Belly is slightly tucked up while the back is broad and muscular. The tail is thick at base and tapers to the tip. The dog displays a unique coat that is shaggy and hard and comes in different colours.

The Barak is NOT recognized by AKC however it is recognized by DCI under the name "Illyrian Hound" in 1965 and UKC as "Barak". No other major kennel club recognizes this breed as yet.

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