Transylvanian Hound

The Transylvanian Hound is an ancient and very rare breed of scenthound dog that originated in Hungary. This breed is also known as Erd�lyi kop�, Transylvanischer Laufhund, Ungarische Bracke, Copoi ardelenesc, Transylvanian Bloodhound, Hungarian Hound and Transylvanian Scenthound. These dogs, it is believed, were derived from a cross between dogs brought to Hungary by the Magyars and various European hounds. The result was a loyal, determined scent hound prized by Hungarian nobles for its ability to hunt deer, boar, bears, wolves and lynxes. Developed in Carpathian Mountains which is rich in forest, meadows and rivers, the dog is able to hunt over all sorts of terrain and under all sorts of weather. It is an efficient hunter even during frozen winters, or sultry summers. With keen sense of smell and excellent sense of direction, this tenacious, hard working and tireless hunter is highly valued by Hungarian people.

There are two varieties of this dog as a result of the varying terrains. A short legged which stands between 18-21 inches and a long legged which stands between 24-26 inches. A long head with slightly doomed skull starts off this breed and leads to same length muzzle as skull. The black nose is wide. Dark brown, medium size and almond shaped eyes are set slightly obliquely. The medium high set, floppy ears hang down close to cheeks.

The dog?s body is almost square. It has a straight back and topline. This breed has well pronounced withers, a broad chest and a tucked up belly. The neck is muscular but perfectly proportionate to the body. The shiny coat is soft, dense and coarse in texture soft and dense undercoat. Tan markings and white patches accompany the black base colour, making the dog tricoloured.

This breed is NOT recognized by AKC however it is recognized by FCI and UKC.

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