Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound

Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound

Basics of the Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound


About Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound

Height                          18-22 inches
Weight                          35-55 lb
Lifespan                       12-15 years
Group                           UKC Scenthound
Best Suited For           active families, active singles, house with a yard, experienced dog owners
Temperament              intelligent, obedient, friendly, gentle
Comparable Breed     Istrian Shorthaired Hound, Istrian Coarse-haired Hound


The Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound is a hunting breed that was created in Bosnia and is also called the Bosanski Ostrodlaki Gonic or the Barak. The breed, which was created as a scent hound and is recognized for having a shaggy coat, is employed to hunt huge animals. The Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound can be a breed worth your attention if you're seeking for something different and aren't scared to look outside of the United States for it.

The Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound is a hunting breed that was created in Bosnia and is also called the Bosanski Ostrodlaki Gonic or the Barak.


The Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound was originally called the Illyrian Hound after the pre-Slavic inhabitants of the region where the breed originated. The present breed originated in the 1890s when different native dog breeds were mixed with Italian gundogs. The Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound was bred with the intention of creating a dog that was effective as a scent hound but slightly smaller than other hounds of the time. For this reason, it's probable that the Istrian Shorthaired Hound contributed to its development. The Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound, also known as the Barak by the UKC, was recognized by the FCI in 1965 under the name "Illyrian Hound." It continues to be a rare breed and a distinctive family pet because the AKC has not yet recognized it.


In the 1890s, different native dog breeds mixed with Italian gundogs to create the Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound.


The Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound should be fed a premium dry food designed for adult dogs because it is a medium- to large-sized breed. However, because the breed is primarily employed as a working breed, he might fare better on an active or working breed formula, provided that you take care to avoid overfeeding in order to prevent obesity.

The Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound is often a trainable breed because he was bred for hunting.


The Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound is often a versatile and trainable breed because he was developed mainly for hunting. Due to their high level of energy and love for their work, training and exercise should be combined. A quick daily walk won't be enough to meet the Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound's exercise needs because he can work hard for lengthy periods of time in challenging terrain. When these dogs don't get enough exercise, they run a significant risk of developing undesirable behaviors including excessive barking and destructiveness.


The Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound is a medium- to large-sized dog, weighing 35 to 55 pounds at maturity and standing between 18 and 22 inches tall.


Outside of its native country, where it is most frequently used as a working breed, the Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound is still a rather uncommon breed. Due to this, nothing is known about the temperament of the breed in a household setting. Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hounds are often a pleasant and good-natured breed that gets along with kids and can occasionally be raised with smaller animals like cats. The breed is very devoted to its work and to its owner, thus getting along with strangers and occasionally other dogs requires a lot of training and socialization. Although these tendencies can be curbed through training, they probably won't be completely eradicated because the breed has a tendency to be louder and more outspoken than other dogs.

Typical Health Issues

The Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound is generally a healthy breed, although there isn't a lot of information available on his health. But there are some issues that affect all dogs. Hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, cataracts, progressive retinal atrophy, patellar luxation, and entropion are a few of the diseases that have been linked to this breed.

Expected lifespan

The Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound is believed to have an average lifetime of 12 to 15 years, which is approximately average for a breed of its size.

Exercise specifications

The Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound has high exercise needs because it is a hunting breed; just one daily walk is insufficient for this breed. These dogs have a strong work ethic and good stamina because they were bred to labor for extended periods of time on challenging terrain. This breed requires a least of 45 minutes of intense exercise every day, and they will benefit from having a fenced-in yard to run around in.

A sociable and affectionate breed is the Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound.


Although the FCI and the UKC now recognize the Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound, the AKC does not. Both the FCI and the UKC classify him as a Scenthound belonging to Group 6.


The Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound has a medium-length coarse coat, as you can undoubtedly infer from the breed name. The breed has a double coat that is made up of a short, dense undercoat and a long, tousled-looking outside coat. He has bushy eyebrows, a short but noticeable beard and mustache, and part of the hair on his face has grown longer. A solid coat, a solid with white markings, or a tricolor coat employing various hues of wheaten yellow, earthy grey, reddish yellow, or black are the most common variations.


The Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound breed typically has 3 to 7 puppies per litter. Puppies of this breed should be fed a large-breed puppy formula because they mature at above 50 pounds. You can transition to a large-breed adult formula once they have grown to 80% of their anticipated maximum size. Additionally, it is advised to begin socializing and training your puppy as soon as feasible.

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