Yugoslavian Mountain Hound

Other name: Montenegrin Mountain Hound

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The Yugoslavian Mountain Hound is a medium-sized hunting dog, solidly built and giving a strong impression of agility.



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Hair type Short
Origin Serbia
Template Average
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 20 kg to 25 kg From 48 cm to 49 cm
Male From 20 kg to 25 kg From 49 cm to 50 cm
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History of the breed

The Yugoslav Mountain Hound shares the same origins as most of the hound breeds developed in the Balkan region , where it was once known as the Black Hound. A first breed standard was developed in the interwar period , in 1924. Apart from its region of origin, where it remains quite rare , the Yugoslav mountain scent is very little known.

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Physical features

His hair: short, rough in texture, dense, rather fine, shiny and well laid. The outer coat is associated with a well-supplied undercoat.
Its color: predominantly black with tan markings (light red or bright brownish) above the eyes, on the muzzle and on the lower legs.
Its head: elongated, with the upper lines of the skull and muzzle diverging. The muzzle, thick and wide at its base, is shorter than the skull. This has a width less than the distance between the stop and the occipital protuberance. The frontal and pronounced groove and the stop is only weak. The nose is quite black and developed, the jaws powerful and articulated in scissors, the lips tight and the cheeks flat.
Its ears: of medium length, relatively thin, hanging against the head, set high and at the ends of an oval shape.
His eyes: oval, light to dark brown in color.
Its body: writable in a rectangle (the length exceeds by a tenth the height at the withers). The withers are well pronounced, the back muscular and broad, the loins solid and of medium length, the croup moderately sloping, the chest strong and high, the belly very slightly raised.
Its tail: is in line with the line of the rump, carried in a saber below the line of the back, abundantly furnished with hair.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

Reliable and very attached to his master, the Yugoslav Mountain Hound is as good at hunting , where he is used as a scent hound and blood research dog, as as a family companion . Displaying a balanced temperament , the Yugoslav Mountain Hound is, in fact, particularly gentle, obedient and devoid of aggression. He also gets along very well with children.

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A dog both active and sensitive, the Yugoslav Mountain Hound requires an education without balance of power , but with a minimum of firmness . His docility and enthusiasm for work considerably facilitate his learning.

Living conditions

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

The Yugoslav Mountain Hound is, above all, intended to evolve in large spaces and in the open air. He needs a large fenced garden with a shelter to protect it from the winds. He can adapt to city life if he is walked around enough.


Ease of gaining weight

The Yugoslav Mountain Hound is a dog characterized by solid health . Its double coat gives it a fairly good resistance to cold and bad weather. There is no predisposition to a particular disease in this breed.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 3 and 6 puppies

Major concerns
Hip dysplasia
Elbow dysplasia
Occasional concerns
Suggested tests

To protect you from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets advises you to take out insurance for dogs. Yugoslav Mountain Hound .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 12 years old

Maximum: 14 years

The life expectancy of a Yugoslav Mountain Hound is, on average, between 12 years and 14 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

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

The Yugoslav Mountain Hound requires only basic maintenance , but should be done on a regular basis.

It is recommended to brush the dog once a week , to remove dead hair and any debris or parasites that may lodge on the skin. Its hair, ears, eyes and pads should be examined after each outing in the wild to detect and remove any debris or 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


The purchase price of a Yugoslav Mountain Hound is between NC and NC.

Annual maintenance cost

€ 450
650 €

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

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

The need for activity in the Yugoslav Mountain Hound is rather high. A hunting dog, he must benefit from long daily walks to exercise and be stimulated.


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


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 6: Hounds, Blood Test Dogs and Related Breeds

Recognized by FCI

Since 1969


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