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Overview

Estonia is the country where the Estonian Hound was bred in 1947. Relatively newer breed but is most valuable in its country of origin. It is a dog with great agile and hard driven nature since enjoying incredible popularity. It became the national dog of the Estonia after independence. The Estonian Hounds are with medium sizes, strongly built, muscular, bonny and well-developed body. The height of the Estonian Hound is 17 to 21 inches and weight is 55 to 66 pounds. The Estonian Hounds are pleasant nature and ever happy dogs. It is with a calm and a well balanced and a smart temperament. It tends to be frank and with no aggression but will need well enough socialization for prevention of the timidity. The breed is family-oriented and playful, tending to behave nicely with children and pets at house. It can get along with other dogs and cats when raised and socialized with them. Though, it loves to have human attention, but you never rule out the consistency and firmness of your personality being a 100% sure and successful pack-leader. Never leave it alone for long times because it may tend to be destructive while left alone or ignored. The gentleness and smartness of the temperament make it an easy to train the dog. It must be taught to not hunt ungulate animals as it is only permissible to hunt fox and hare in native land. . It can respond well to positive and consistent but gentle training methods. The purposeful positive reinforcement can train it well enough. It can be comparatively inactive indoors if sufficiently exercised. A house with an average sized yard can best suited to the requirements of the dogs daily exercises. The Estonian breed needs plenty of exercises every day. At about 60 to 90 minutes daily long walk can satisfy the dog. It is a great working dog with a lot of endurance. If you have a safe area for dog’s run and romp, it can be satisfied and content with a rich health. The height of the Estonian Hound is 17 to 21 inches and weight is 55 to 66 pounds. The Life expectancy of the Estonian Hound is 12 to 15 years.

> Estonian Hound History

Relatively new but with a high value in Estonia where the Estonian Hound was bred by crossing may overseas dog breeds with native hunting dogs. In 1947, it was developed after the decision of the USSR’s ministry of Agriculture and Economy ordering every Soviet Republic must develop a local breed of hunting dogs to replace the existing large hunting dogs. In response, the breed comes into being as with great agile, hard driven nature enjoying incredible popularity since then, modern Estonian Hound. It became the national dog of the Estonia after independence.

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Estonian Hound Life Expectancy

The Life expectancy of the Estonian Hound is 12 to 15 years.

Estonian Hound Appearance

The Estonian Hounds are with medium sizes, strongly built, muscular, bonny and well-developed body. Without folds, the skin is very tight with drop ears. Evenly rough coat of the breed is short and shiny. The inner coat is rather weakly developed. Even thick hairs covered the tail in its full length. However, the hairs become shorter on the end of the tail. With tan colors, the black patches are present on the Estonian Hound. The patches’ size is unlimited. Blackish brown color is also permissible, red patches and saddle like patches on the black and so on. There should be white color on the tip of the tail.

Estonian Hound Weight and Height

The height of the Estonian Hound is 17 to 21 inches and weight is 55 to 66 pounds.

Estonian Hound Temperament

The Estonian Hounds are pleasant nature and ever happy dogs. It is with a calm and well balanced and smart temperament. It tends to be frank and with no aggression but will need well enough socialization for prevention of the timidity. The breed is family-oriented and playful, tending to behave nicely with children and pets at house. It can get along with other dogs and cats when raised and socialized with them. Though, it loves to have human attention, but you never rule out the consistency and firmness of your personality being a 100% sure and successful pack-leader. Never leave it alone for long times because it may tend to be destructive while left alone or ignored. It is cuddly and snuggling dog that loves to have company of owner even it can watch T.V with you and curl up you on couches. The gentleness and smartness of the temperament make it an easy to train dog. It must be taught to not hunt ungulate animals as it is only permissible to hunt fox and hare in native land. It produces a very pleasant voice when it hunts. The pleasuring joys the hunters’ ears.

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Estonian Hound with children and other pets

It tends to be frank and with no aggression but will need well enough socialization for prevention of the timidity. The breed is family-oriented and playful, tending to behave nicely with children and pets at house. It can get along with other dogs and cats when raised and socialized with them.

Estonian Hound Care and Grooming

The rough and short coat of the breed is easy to groom. It can wish to have occasional brushing. It is an average shedding breed.

Estonian Hound Health Issues

The breed is very healthy, however some may prone to allergies and sinus infections.

Estonian Hound Training

The Estonian Hound is an obedient and intelligent dog; it may trained without any trouble if positive training methods are applied. It likes to have a firm, consistent and positive mind yet gentle owner. It can respond well to positive and consistent but polite training methods. The purposeful positive reinforcement can train it well enough.

Estonian Hound Exercise

It can be comparatively inactive indoors if sufficiently exercised. A house with an average sized yard can best suited to the requirements of the dogs daily exercises. The Estonian breed needs plenty of exercises every day. At about 60 to 90 minutes daily long walk can satisfy the dog. It is a great working dog with a lot of endurance. If you have a safe area for dog’s run and romp, it can be satisfy and content with a rich health. Never left if off-leash during exercises because has a strong nose to follow and it can run after a favorite scent. It must confine in an enclosed area while on exercise. Make it on-leash in an unsafe area or in public.

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Estonian Hound Recognition

The breed is not recognized by EKU, LCF, LCS, RCF, BCU, UKU, NKC, CKC, DRA.

Estonian Hound Litter Size

The litter size is 4 to 8 puppies.

Estonian Hound Talents

The talents of Estonian Hound are:

Hound

Companion

Watchdog

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