Also known as: Balkanski Gonic, Serbian Hound
Today's Role: Companion Dog, Hunting, Police Dog
History and Facts: Named after the region formerly known as Yugoslavia, popular legend has it that this breed was originally from Egypt and was later brought to Europe by the Phoenicians around 1000 B.C. This breed is still used by boar hunters and police today.
Temperament / Behavior
The Balkan Hound is intelligent, energetic, tenacious and good-natured.
Breed-Related Health Concerns
No known hereditary conditions.
Exercise: The Balkan Hound needs plenty of space and exercise.
Grooming: The Balkan Hound needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.