Posavski hound

Posavski hound in nature
Posavski hound in nature

The breed was finally recognized in year 1948, when FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale –  the largest canine organisation of the world) took place in Bled. Standards of this breed were firstly published under name “Karst hound” in year 1955, but later, in year 1959, name was changed into “Posavski hound”. Standard for this breed as we know today, was approved under the number FCI-154B in 1973.

Posavec is slightly lower in growth. Its color is yellow-wheat, yellow or even rusty. Dog has white patch on his chest, in the middle of the head and on the neck. Ends of paws and tail are also white. This dog is very useful for hunting rabbits and foxes because of its persistency.

First Posavski hound, which was entered into the stud book was a property of Karl Kičer from Trbovlje. We can see from Yugoslavian pedigree book, dated in year 1938, that there were 20 specimens of this breed enrolled and all were Slovenian, except one which was Croatian.

After the disintegration of Yugoslavia, Croatian kennel club started to appropriate this breed. Slovenian side was accused of appropritating through press by kennel’s president in year 1996. At the same time, Croatian writers eagerly began to argument allegedly Croatian origin of Posavec hound, arguing that breed was spread around Pannonia plain.

Number of Posavski hounds in Slovenia is on satisfactory level. In 1993, there were 14 litters, which accounted for 22% of all litter bred hounds.