Barak Hound (Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound)
Barak Hound (Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound) is a medium-sized dog originally used for hunting large games. Mostly they were used for hunting foxes, hares, and wild bores. These dogs come from a scenthound family and they are mostly known for their shaggy coat.
This is an intelligent dog breed but can also be very stubborn, so they require an experienced dog owner who will know how to properly train these dogs. Barak Hounds are great family dogs and will enjoy kids' company.
Outside their native land Barak Houndare not so popular and if you are interested in getting one of these dogs be prepare to search for these dogs in Bosnia.
18–22 in (46–55 cm)
35–60 lb (16–24 kg)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dog Breed Characteristics
Barak Hounds have a medium long shaggy coat that requires proper care. Their undercoat is short and dense while the outercoat is shaggy. By regular brushing, you will keep the amount of hair under control and keep the dog looking good.
Barak Hound coat colors:
- Wheaten yellow
- Reddish yellow
- Earthy grey
They can have white markings on the head, under the throat, below the neck, under the chest, on the lower parts of the legs, and on tip of the tail.
The rest is basic care. Like any other dog, Barak Hound will also require regular teeth cleaning and bathing. Weekly check their ears for any sign of infection or bad odor which can indicate an infection. Their nails need to be trimmed if you hear them clicking on the floor.
Barak Hound dogs are medium active and they will need a proper amount of daily activities to be happy. Playing with his owner in the house, chasing the ball, or just long walks can all do the trick and keep this dog satisfied. If you provide him with enough daily activities you don’t have to worry that your dog will miss behave.
Since this is a hunting dog breed early socialization is a must. From the moment you bring your Barak Hound home start the socialization process. That way you can be sure that your dog will develop into a well-behaved dog with whom you will not have any problems later in life.
The best thing you can do is to expose your dog to many different situations, people, dogs, animals and sounds so they can learn how to properly react. You can even socialize your dog at home: dress differently, act differently so that your dog can’t recognize you right away.
Barak Hound and kids
As a pet, the Barak Hound can be wonderful. They get along great with all family members and love spending time with them. Especially they love kids and they can be great playing partners for them.
Barak Hound and other animals
Barak Hound gets along with other dogs and enjoys their company. With proper socialization, you don't have to worry that your dog will become aggressive or wouldn't get along with other dogs. The problem can be with other smaller animals in the house since Barak Hound doesn't like much company of other animals, so because of that, they are best suited for households without other animals besides dogs.
Every dog can develop some health problems and Barak Hound also can suffer from some conditions. To be sure that you will end up with the dog with the best possible health, always buy Barak Hound from a responsible dog breeder. Responsible breeders will regularly check their breeding dogs to ensure that their puppies will be without inherited diseases.
Barak Hound can suffer from:
- Hip dysplasia
- Elbow dysplasia
- Patellar luxation
- Progressive retinal atrophy - PRA
Barak Hound breeders
Barak Hound is not a very popular dog across the world so you must be patient if you want to get this dog. When trying to find Barak Hound breeders take your time and explore all your options. We advise you only to search and contact official and responsible dog breeders because if you do so you can be sure that your future puppy will have the best possible start in life - good and responsible breeders take good care of their dogs and provide them with everything they need.
You can find these dogs mostly in their native land- Bosnia, in the US Barak Hounds are pretty rare dogs.
World Dog Finder team