Serbian Hound

Serbian Hound is a medium dog originating from Serbia and it was previously been called Balkan hound. There is no much-recorded history of these dogs. They have been used as hunting dogs, working alone and in packs. These are friendly and cheerful dogs and they can be great family companions as long as their needs are met. Serbian Hounds are intelligent dogs but they can be very stubborn and independent. Because of that, they are more suitable for experienced dog owners.

These dogs have high popularity in their native land, but outside of Serbia, they are still rare.

Serbian Hound


17-22 in (44–56 cm)

Serbian Hound


37-53 lb (16-24 kg)

Serbian Hound



Serbian Hound

Life Expectancy:

12-15 years

Dog Breed Characteristics

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


Serbian Hounds have a short and thick coat that lies close to the body. Weekly brushing is enough to keep these dogs clean.

Serbian Hound coat colors:

  • Red- from yellowy red to rust tone with black mantle or saddle

You will also have to check their ears regularly for any signs of infections (bad odor, redness, etc.). You can wipe their ears with the cotton ball dipped into an ear cleaner. Serbian Hounds teeth should be brushed weekly to remove tartar build-up and to secure fresh breath and healthy gums. Their nails should be trimmed when you hear their nails clicking on the floor.


Serbian Hounds are highly active dogs and you will have to provide them with a lot of daily activities. Long walks in the woods, hiking, playing with balls can all do the trick to keep your dog happy and healthy. Serbian Hound is not a very easy dog to train. They can be stubborn and you must be very consistent with training. You must be firm and consistent and you can be sure that your dog will listen to you.


Since this is a hunting dog breed early socialization is a must. From the moment you bring your Serbian 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.

Serbian Hound and kids

Serbian 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.

Serbian Hound and other animals

Serbian 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. Serbian Hound gets along with other smaller animals but you must always be careful because they could easily start chasing them.


Serbian Hound is a healthy dog breed with a life expectancy of 12-15 years. TO be sure that you will end up with the best possible dog regarding health always buy him from a responsible and official dog breeder. Because they regularly test their breeding dogs you can be sure that their puppies won’t have any inherited diseases.  Always ask to see the results of tests from the puppy’s parents.

Serbian Hound breeders

Serbian 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 Serbian 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.

Serbian Hounds are pretty rare dogs so you must be prepared that you will have to wait for your puppy a bit longer.

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Updated at12.05.2021.