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Latvian Hound

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BREED ATTRIBUTES

GENERAL  
Breed group: Hounding Type: Pure Breed
Talent: Hunting, Jogging

PHYSICAL  
Size: Medium Weight: 35-45 pounds Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black, Black & Brown

ATTRIBUTES  
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years Rarity: Uncommon Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Good for every climate
BREED DETAILS

GENERAL
The Latvian Hound is a medium size breed that originated in Russia. This dog is present since 17th century when it was specifically developed to assist hunters during Duke Jacobs' rule of Duchy of Courland. The dog was then known as Courland Hound and it was renamed to its present name in 1970. This breed is the result of mixing many English and Polish dog breeds with Lucernese breeds. The resulting hunting dog is an adapt hunter of deer, wild boar, elk and rabbits. It sniffs out the animal and guides it towards the hunter. It is highly valued among Latvian hunters for its outstanding hunting skills. The Latvian Hound is a medium size dog with slightly below average height. It stands between 16-19 inches and weighs anywhere between 35-45 lbs. It has a wedge-shaped head and moderately broad skull that leads to straight muzzle. Nose is black. Oval shaped longish ears are set low and hang down close to the head. Medium size almost round and dark eyes are set straight. The neck of the Latvian hound dog is round, short and well muscled. The back is straight, muscular and broad, quite similar to their chest actually, which has rounded ribs. The level top line should give the appearance of a strong and athletic dog.Tail is carried either straight or in a saber fashion. The coat of the Latvian Hound should be short and dense and should lay close to the skin. They should be black with tan points. This breed is NOT recognized by AKC.

COLOR
The Latvian Hound is commonly found in black color with some brown spots on chest, eyes, inner parts of thighs and under the head.

COAT
This breed has short, dense, close and shiny. It has very poor undercoat.

PERSONALITY
Aside from being an outstanding hunter, the Latvian Hound is also a very good family pet with its sweet and friendly nature. It is loving and affectionate with its family and master. With a cheerful disposition and playful attitude, the dog makes very good playmate of children. It is an intelligent breed that can be taught easily but does require a firm and stable owner as the dog may show stubborn behavior. Proper training and socialization will always help this breed shine as a family companion. The Latvian Hound is an active and free spirited dog that may not suit apartment living. Apart from its propensity to bark, the dog does not like to be confined in a small space. It is ideally suited in a house with a large yard where it can play and run as it likes.

CARE
Short and sleek coat of this breed is low maintenance. It does not require more than once or twice a week brushing. Bathing should be done when necessary.

TRAINING
Though this breed is bright and intelligent, it will need an experienced trainer to teach this dog as it tends to be stubborn occasionally. The dog will learn fast with positive training methods given in a firm yet gentle manner.

ACTIVITY
It is a high energy dog that needs lots of physical and mental stimulation. It is happiest when assigned some task to do. The dog will ideally like a large yard where it can run and play. Apartment living is a big NO for this breed.

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