Slovensky Kopov is a medium-sized dog from the scent hound family. They are alert and courageous dogs that will follow a scent for hours. Originally they were bred for wild boar hunting. They are extremely intelligent dogs with a great sense of smell. If you are thinking about getting this dog you must be prepared to spend a lot of time outside doing various activities with your dog. With proper socialization, they can be great family dogs.
16-20 in (41-51 cm)
33-44 lb (15-20 kg)
Dog Breed Characteristics
Slovensky Kopov dogs have dense undercoats and a medium-coarse outer coat. Weekly brushing will be enough to keep them looking good and to keep their coat clean and healthy. Their main color is black with brown to mahogany-colored tan markings.
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. Slovensky Kopov 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.
Slovensky Kopov dogs are highly active and you must be prepared that you will have to spend a lot of time outside if you want your dog to be happy. These dogs will enjoy various fun activities including chasing, hide and seek, returning the ball, etc. If you meet their needs you can be sure that your dog will be well behaved in the house and you don't have to worry that he will develop behavior problems.
Since this is a hunting dog breed early socialization is a must. From the moment you bring your Slovensky Kopov 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.
Slovensky Kopov and kids
Early socialization and proper training can teach them to behave even when children are around. Their temperament makes them more suitable for families with older children. If you train and socialize your dog well, your children will get a great playing partner that has plenty of energy. These dogs can play for hours upon hours without getting tired or bored. Your children will also get a guard dog that is naturally suspicious of strangers, and you can be sure that they will warn you about any potential dangers approaching your kids.
Slovensky Kopov and other animals
To be sure that you Slovensky Kopov will get along with other dogs you must provide him with proper socialization. They have tendencies to become defensive and with the right socialization, they will learn how to be good with other dogs.
Slovensky Kopov is generally healthy dogs but like most dog breeds in the world, they can suffer from some health problems. Those problems include:
- Hip dysplasia
- Elbow dysplasia
- Ear infections
- Patellar luxation
If you want to get a puppy with the best possible health you should never buy him from an irresponsible dog breeder. Official and responsible dog breeders regularly check their breeding dogs and they will not breed dogs if there is a possibility that the puppies will end up with inherited diseases.
Slovensky Kopov breeders
Slovensky Kopov dogs are not so popular around the world so you must be prepared that you will have to wait for your puppy if you decided that this is the best dog for you. While searching for breeders always find the good ones and if you do so you don’t have to worry that your dog will end up with inherited diseases. While talking to breeders always ask them to show you the health certificates of their dogs.
Since this is an active dog you will have to provide them with a lot of activities. If you are not a very active person we advise you to search for different less active dog breeds. That way you won’t end up with a dog who will be unhappy because his physical needs are not meet.
World Dog Finder team