Helping cats and dogs live their healthiest lives.
Sacred Birman kitten stood next to an adult Yorskhire Terrier in black and white.
Breed Library

Istrian Wirehaired Hound

The breed almost disappeared during World War I, but new individuals were registered in the stud book in the course of the 1920's and it was recognized by the F.C.I.

About the Istrian Wirehaired Hound

Istrian Wirehaired Hounds are specialized in hares and foxes, although they can also be employed as a bloodhound. Physically, they are well suited to the terrain of the Istrian peninsula.

Soft, docile, calm, and very close to their owners, these Croatian hounds are made to hunt. The long and bristly coat is snow-white, with lemon-orange markings and bushy eyebrows. They have a severe, somber expression, and strong voices.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Croatia
Group
FCI Group 6
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
11–12 years

Gentle / Even-tempered / Loyal / Obedient

Key facts

  • Loves to hunt
  • Needs little training
  • Requires moderate grooming

translations.feature.genericcomponents.likeandsharethispage

The healthiest start to life

Learn how to take care of your puppy's health during those first weeks and months of life.

Learn more
Labrador puppy standing in black and white on a white background

Lifetime of health

Get advice and information on how to provide the best care for your dog at every stage of life.

Learn more
Content Block With Text And Image 2