The Balkan hound
Original Name : Crnogorski Planinski Gonič
Type : Braccoid
Male size : Ideally, 19¼-19¾ inches
Female size : Ideally, 19-19¼ inches
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Montenegrin Mountain Hounds are well balanced dogs that grow very attached to their master or mistress, making them reliable companions.
Typically dolichocephalic, with diverging skull and nose lines.
Rectangular, longer than the height at the withers (approximate ratio: 11/10).
Black with tan markings above the eyes, on the muzzle and on the lower legs.
Set high, medium long, thin to medium thick, hanging without folds and close to the head.
Extending from the line of the croup, gradually tapering to the tip, reaching to the hock.
Short, dense, harsh, not very thick, glossy, close and smooth, fairly well developed undercoat.
The Montenegrin’s kinship with other Balkan hounds is undisputable. In the past, it was sometimes known as the Black Hound. The F.C.I. officially recognized the breed in May 1969, 45 years after the standard was first published.