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Montenegrin Mountain Hound

The first standard was published back in 1924, when the breed was still known as the Yugoslavian Mountain Hound. In 1997, the F.C.I. recognized the breed's new name after the break-up of the Yugoslav state.

About the Montenegrin Mountain Hound

Montenegrin Mountain Hounds are well-balanced dogs that grow very attached to their master or mistress, making them reliable companions.

The Montenegrin's kinship with other Balkan hounds is indisputable. In the past, it was sometimes known as the Black Hound.


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

Breed specifics

FCI Group 6
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Calm / Gentle / Loyal / Even-tempered

Key facts

  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Gentle with children
  • Requires outdoor space

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