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Transylvanian Hound

Dog Transylvanian Hound

The Transylvanian Hound, also known as the Erdélyi Kopó in Hungarian, is a breed of dog native to Transylvania, Romania.

Males generally measure between 58 and 64 cm at the withers, while females measure between 55 and 61 cm. The average weight generally varies between 18 and 27 kg.

The Transylvanian Hound has a strong, well-proportioned body, with a deep chest and muscular limbs. It has a sleek, athletic figure, with a muscular neck and strong back.

The head is medium in size, with a moderately broad skull and a well-developed muzzle. It has oval eyes, dark brown to hazel in color, and medium-sized ears, set high and carried drooping.

The coat is short, dense and tight, with a harsh, weather-resistant texture. The base color is usually black with distinct tan markings on the face, chest, limbs and under the tail.

The Transylvanian Hound is an energetic, intelligent and passionate dog when on the trail of its prey, but calm and balanced at home. He is loyal to his family and affectionate with children.

He is a courageous and determined dog, with a strong hunting instinct, but he is also receptive to training and can adapt well to family life if given enough exercise and mental stimulation.

As a hunting dog, the Transylvanian Hound requires regular exercise and opportunities to exercise, ideally in an environment where it can use its natural scent and ability to follow a trail.

The Transylvanian Hound is generally a hardy breed, but like all breeds, it can be prone to certain health conditions, such as hip and elbow problems, ear infections and skin allergies.

The Transylvanian Hound is a renowned hunting dog in Romania, where it is used to track a variety of game, including deer, wild boar and fox. He is appreciated for his endurance, exceptional flair and ability to follow a cold trail.

Outside of hunting, the Transylvanian Hound can make an excellent companion for active families and individuals who enjoy outdoor activities and can meet its needs for exercise and mental stimulation.


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