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Posavatz Hound

Although their precise origins have been lost in time, Posavatz Hounds are members of an old breed in Croatia, as evidenced by late 15th century frescos.

About the Posavatz Hound

Posavatz, the scent hound from the Save Valley, is an old hound breed, which descends from a type of the "Illyrischen Hound of Red Color with markings." Docile, very attached to their owner, and good-natured, Posavatz Hounds are reasonably lively dogs that love to hunt.

They are very hardy scent hounds that specialize in hares and foxes, although they can also be used as bloodhounds. Their robust build makes them very well suited to the dense underbrush of the Sava river basin.

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
10–12 years

Calm / Gentle / Even-tempered / Obedient

Key facts

  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Enjoys training
  • Requires outdoor space

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