Breeds of dogs: Serbian Hound - Serbski gonic

Breeds of dogs: Serbian Hound - Serbski gonic

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Origin, classification and history

Origin: Serbia and Montenegro.
F.C.I classification: Group 6 - hounds and dogs by blood trail.

All that experts and enthusiasts have discovered of the Serbian Hound (Serbski gonic - Balkanski Gonic - Balkan Hound - Chien courant serbe) is that it derives from the Hounds imported by the Phoenicians into Europe. This dog has adapted and developed in the Balkan countries, where it has existed for a very long time. There are paintings from centuries ago that represent him alongside important people.

General aspect

Medium sized dog. Medium-sized hound. The breed is also known as the Balkan Hound. It is fairly common in its homeland. It can rarely be seen in other countries, both European and non-European.


This hound is an excellent hunter, especially of hares, wild boars and roe deer. It is a dog that adapts to all types of terrain and climate. Very full of determination, willing and intelligent. At work he is tireless. He can live without problems in direct contact with children. It needs a lot of exercise. It is not suitable for city life. He loves running and taking long walks. His daily aspiration is to explore new areas and make his master happy in flushing out his prey. He has an excellent nose.

Serbian Hound (photo

Serbian Hound (photo


- males between 46 and 54 cm
- females between 44 and 52 cm.

Trunk: mediooline. Quite robust and of the right length.
Head and muzzle: typical hound head. Elongated muzzle, skull sufficiently wide. Very docile and intelligent expression.
Black truffle.
Teeth: complete and correct teeth.
Neck: well inserted and quite robust.
Ears: they are of medium length, well applied against the cheeks, flat, of medium width, rounded at their ends, a little fleshy.
Eyes: they are oval, expressive, brown in color, with black eyelids and clear eyes.
Limbs: bone of good development. Solid limbs, perfectly perpendicular. Rights. Musculature of excellent development. Rear with right angles. Well proportioned foot.
Shoulder: well inclined and well muscled.
Pace: loose and fairly rapid.
Musculature: excellent development.
Tail: attacked moderately high. Strong at the base, it progressively narrows towards the end. It is worn low and slightly saber shaped. In length it never exceeds the hock.
Skin: well elastic and quite soft to the touch.
Hair: short, thick, shiny, a little coarse, satin, with undercoat.
Allowed colors: red-fox or red-formentino background. On the upper part of the trunk there may be a more or less developed cover or simply a black saddle. The cover can go up to the head with black spots on the two sides of the temples.
Most common defects: prognathism, enognatism, non-standard sizes, colors not allowed by the standard, high carried tail, too long or badly worn ears, depigmented truffle, excessively large head, insufficient musculature, weak limbs, dog too frail, light eye, monorchidism, cryptorchidism , shy or fearful character, long hair, rough hair, light eyelids, excessive and insufficient angles.

curated by Vinattieri Federico -

Video: Dog from the Balkans - Balkan Hound Balkanski Gonic (July 2022).


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