Dog breeds: Yugoslavian Mountain Hound

Dog breeds: Yugoslavian Mountain Hound

Origin, classification and history

Origin: Serbia and Montenegro.
F.C.I classification: Group 6 - hounds and dogs by blood trail.

The Juogoslavic Mountain Hound (Jugoslawischer Gebirgslaufhund - Crnogorski planinski gonic) has the same origin as the other Balkan Hounds. Its diffusion is modest even in the country of origin; elsewhere it is almost unknown. The first Standard of this breed dates back to 1924. the F.C.I. officially recognized the breed in 1969. In the past the breed was called the "black hound".

General aspect

Medium sized hound. solid and agile dog. Very dynamic and with excellent muscle mass.


This dog is used both as a hunting dog and as a dog for research on a blood trail. He is very balanced, very attached to his master; docile and trustworthy. Very sweet even with children. He never proves aggressive. It is an excellent dog for home. We must guarantee him adequate daily physical exercise.

Yugoslavian Mountain Hound (photo

Yugoslavian Mountain Hound (photo


Height: varies from 44 to 54 cm at the withers; the ideal size for males varies between 49 and 50 cm; ideal for females between 48 and 49 cm.

Trunk: very well proportioned, with dry musculature. Rather long dog.
Head and muzzle: typically hound. Skull muzzle ratio 1: 1.
Truffle: black in color.
Teeth: the dentition is complete and correct as a whole.
Neck: strong and well worn.
Ears: they are attached high, of medium length, from thin to medium thick, hanging without folds and close to the head; their ends are more or less pronounced oval in shape.
Eyes: they are oval in shape, placed slightly sideways, light brown to deep brown in color.
Arts: well straight and perpendicular. Skeleton of good proportion.
Shoulder: well angled.
Musculature: dry, but well developed.
Tail: prolongs the back line and gradually tapers from the junction towards the end. It is carried in the form of a saber below the back line, covered with abundant hair.
Hair: dense, short, rough, not very thick, shiny, well laid out, smooth. The undercoat is rather well developed.
Allowed colors: the basic color is black with tan spots under the eyes, the spindle and in the lower parts of the limbs. The tan spots under the eyes are the size of a hazelnut, while those on the sides of the spindle extend as far as possible to the lips.
Most common defects: prognathism, enognatism, monorchidism, cryptorchidism, colors not allowed by the standard, non-standard sizes, white spots, badly worn ears, limbs not perpendicular, left-handedness, defective rear, incorrect gait, skin too loose, light eye, depigmented truffle, tail worn bad, shy character, vaccinism.

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