Posavac Hound

Posavac Hound

Last updated: Sep 04 2023

Posavac Hound is an old hunting dog breed originating from Croatia. These dogs were used for small-game hunting. He is a loving and loyal dog that increasingly fills the role of a family pet. These are active dogs, and they will do best in an active family that loves to spend their time outside. Unlike other hound dogs, Posavac Hound responds well to training.

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Posavac Hound


18-22 in (47-56 cm)

Posavac Hound


35-52 lb (16-24 kg)

Posavac Hound



Posavac Hound

Life Expectancy:

12-14 years

Dog Breed Characteristics

Energy Level
Grooming Needs
Exercise Needs
Kid Friendly
Dog Friendly
General Health


Posavac Hounds have dense, harsh, and shiny coat that requires minimal grooming. Weekly brushing is enough to remove the dead hair from the dog's coat and to keep this dog looking good.

Posavac Hound coat colors:

  • Reddish wheaten in all shades with white markings

Since these dogs have droopy ears, you should be very careful and check them regularly. They are prone to developing an ear infection, and because of that, weekly check their ears for any sign of infections – bad odor, redness, wax build-up, etc.

With these dogs, the rest is basic care. Trim their nails if the dog doesn’t wear them out naturally, bathe them a few times a year, and brush their teeth so they secure fresh breath and healthy gums.


Posavac Hound has a lot of energy, and you will have to provide these dogs with a lot of daily activities. They were bred to work all day, so be prepared to spend a lot of your free time outside with your dog. These dogs will enjoy many fun activities, including hiking, obedience, chasing the ball, etc. If their needs are met, you can be sure that you will end up with the best possible dog in the house.


As with all other dogs, even Posavac Hound requires proper and early socialization in order to trust your dog. With correct socialization, your dog will learn how it’s supposed to behave in many different situations he may find himself in. The socialization process starts as soon as you bring your Posavac Hound puppy home.

Expose him to many different situations, people, dogs, and sounds.

Posavac Hound and kids

Posavac Hounds are an excellent choice for families with kids, and they will be great playing partners for them. Take note that no matter how good your dog is, you should never leave him alone with kids so any unwanted behavior wouldn't emerge.

Posavac Hound and other animals

Posavac 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 not get along with other dogs. Since this is a hunting dog, in some cases, Posavac Hound can start chasing smaller animals.


Every dog can develop some health problems, and Posavac 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 Posavac Hound from a responsible dog breeder. Responsible breeders will regularly check their breeding dogs to ensure that their puppies will be without inherited diseases.

Posavac Hound can suffer from the following:

  • Bloat
  • Ear infections
  • Obesity

Posavac Hound breeders

If you made a decision that this is the right dog for you now it’s time to find Posavac Hound breeders. To be sure that you will end up with the healthiest dog possible, we advise you to search only for responsible Posavac Hound breeders. That way, you can be sure that the puppy will have the best possible start in life.

Buying a dog from an official dog breeder will cost you more money in the start, but when you know that they will be healthy and that will have a good temperament, it is worth it.

These are still rare dogs outside their native land, so you must be prepared that you will have to wait for your new puppy.

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Updated at04.09.2023.