The Sava Valley Hound or Posavatz Hound, is a breed of dog originating from Croatia.
The Save Valley is a river valley located in eastern Europe.
It is crossed by the Sava, a river which has its source in Slovenia and flows into the Danube in Serbia.
The Posavac Hound is medium in size and robust in appearance. It measures 46 to 50 cm at the withers for males, 43 to 46 cm for females. The average weight varies between 20 and 30 kg. Its coat is short, smooth, reddish wheat color with white markings, particularly on the head, chest, limbs and tail. Its coat is easy to maintain, you just need to brush it regularly.
The Posavac Hound needs a lot of exercise, such as long walks, games or jogging. It is a healthy breed, but it can be prone to certain diseases, such as hip or elbow dysplasia. Its life expectancy is 12 to 15 years.
The Posavac Hound is an excellent companion. He is intelligent, affectionate and devoted, and he adapts well to family life. It is also a good hunting dog because it is a blooded search dog. It is used to track injured animals, including hares, foxes and wild boars. The Posavac Hound is an excellent tracker, because it has good scent and great endurance.