Slovak hound

Other names: Slovenský kopov, Slovakian Hound

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The Slovak Hound is a hunting dog of medium size, of robust constitution and whose body is inscribed in an elongated rectangle. Its appearance could remind, to a certain extent, that of a less short-legged Dachshund.



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Hair type Short
Origin Slovakia
Template Average
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 15 kg to 20 kg From 40 cm to 45 cm
Male From 15 kg to 20 kg From 45 cm to 50 cm
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History of the breed

The Slovak Hound is a rather old breed , the origins of which would most likely go back several hundred years, but which was only officially recognized in the modern era. It was developed in Slovakia , as the name suggests.

Slovak Hound Pictures

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Physical features

His hair: moderately thick, dense, well lying, measuring 2 to 5 cm in length. Longer at the back, neck and tail. The outer coat is associated with a dense undercoat.
Its color: black, with tan brown to mahogany markings on the limbs.
His head: the occipital protuberance very slightly accentuated, the stop forming an angle of approximately 45 °, the nose very black, large and a little pointed, the muzzle straight and long without being too wide, the lips well joined and not very thick, the jaws strong and well developed.
Its ears: set rather low, below the line of the eyes, falling flat against the head, moderately long and rounded at their end.
His eyes: almond-shaped, dark in color, displaying a lively and courageous gaze.
His body: The neck is inclined at about 135 °, short and muscular. The body is straight and moderately long, the loins rather broad and solid, the croup not too long, moderately broad and rounded, the broad and full chest, the ribs arched and oblique, the belly and the line of the underside slightly raised.
Its tail: set low in relation to the line of the back, rather thick and tapering towards its pointed end, hanging down at rest, curved like a saber upwards when the dog is awake.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The Slovak Hound is a lively dog , displaying multiple qualities for hunting. Enduring and determined when he is on a track or a track, he constantly gives voice and asserts his extraordinary sense of direction . The Slovak Hound is mainly used for hunting wild boar and carnivorous game due to its remarkable bite.

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The Slovak Hound demands a firm education , but without brutality. Its natural bite should not be exaggerated, otherwise it can be a problem in the presence of other animals. For the rest, it is not particularly complicated to manage, nor to educate, as long as it is done in an early and balanced way .

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

The Slovak Hound is a dog cut and developed for hunting. He will always prefer a living environment as close as possible to nature to an urban environment. Living in an apartment doesn’t quite suit him. The Slovak Hound needs a large fenced garden to stretch his paws and enjoy some freedom. It is aimed at experienced and active teachers.


Ease of gaining weight

The Slovak Hound is a healthy dog . There is no predisposition to a particular disease in this breed.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 3 and 6 puppies

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 10 years

Maximum: 12 years

The life expectancy of a Slovak Hound is, on average, between 10 years and 12 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The Slovak Hound is fairly easy to care for . Its care is not very restrictive, but it must be carried out regularly to preserve its health, its appearance and its well-being.

It is recommended to brush the dog once or twice a week . Its dress, its skin, the inside of its ears and its legs (especially its pads) should be examined after each walk in the countryside in order to detect and remove debris and external parasites.

His teeth need to be brushed frequently to remove tartar build-up and the proliferation of bacteria. Finally, if they do not wear out naturally, its claws need to be cut. If you are new to this, it is recommended that you seek advice from a veterinarian or groomer.

Price and budget

Purchase price

Max € 500
1000 €

The purchase price of a Slovak Hound is between € 500 and € 1000.

Annual maintenance cost

€ 450
650 €

The annual maintenance cost of a Slovak Hound is between 450 € and 650 €.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

The Slovak Hound is an active dog that needs a lot of exercise on a daily basis. Long daily outings allow him to breathe and be stimulated on both physical and sensory levels.


Classifications & Standards
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(UKC) United Kennel Club
(AKC) American Kennel Club


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 6: Hounds, Blood Test Dogs and Related Breeds

Recognized by FCI

Since 1963


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