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Latvian Hound

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Overview

The Latvian Hound originated and developed in Russia by mixing many Polish and English breeds with Lucernese breeds. Its history dates back to 17th century, it was intentionally bred and developed to help the hunters during the regime of Duke Jacob in Courland. The medium sized Latvian Hounds has a bit below average height. The adaptable Latvian Hound is an exceptional hunter of wild boar, deer, rabbits and elk. Its best trait is that it sniffs out the animals and lead it to the hunter. Therefore, it is much appreciated dog of Latvian hunters. Besides the best traits of outstanding hunting dog it also possesses wonderful qualities of a good family dog. It is not only a hunting dog but also a sweet, cordial and amiable house pet. The Latvian Hounds are affectionate, kind hearted and loving when around family. Its frank attitude, cheerful disposition and playful character make it a wonderful playmate of the children. Though, it is easy to train, but training should be solid, constructive and consistent. It needs an assertive, firm and gentle owner for training. In the best interest of your Latvian Hound, you must provide it opportunity of daily exercises. It needs plenty of daily physical exertion and mental stimulation. The shiny outer coat is dense and short lying closer to skin, however; the inner coat can be poor. The coat is black color with tan points or brown markings.The short and dense coat of Latvian Hound may easy to groom. It needs not plenty of daily grooming; it needs least care and maintenance. Once or Twice a week brushing can do well in order to keep it in tidy look. The Height of Latvian Hound is 16 to19 inches and weight is 35 to 45 pounds. The Life expectancy of Latvian Hound may range from 12 to 14 years.

Latvian Hound Other Names

The other name of Latvian Hound is:

Latvijas Dzinejsuns.

Latvian Hound History

Originated and developed in Russia by mixing many Polish and English breeds with Lucernese breeds. Its history dates back to 17th century, it was intentionally bred and developed to help the hunters during the regime of Duke Jacob in Courland. Initially known as Courland Hound, later in 1970 the name changed from Courland Hound to Latvian Hound. The adaptable Latvian Hound is an exceptional hunter of wild boar, deer, rabbits and elk. Its best trait is that it sniffs out the animals and lead it to the hunter. Therefore, it is much appreciated dog of Latvian hunters.

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Latvian Hound Life Expectancy

The Life expectancy of Latvian Hound may range from 12 to 14 years.

Latvian Hound Appearance

The medium sized Latvian Hounds has a bit below average height. The head is wedge-shaped, while skull is somewhat with a straight muzzle and black nose. The long and low set ears are oval shaped, hanging down close to its head. The eyes are medium in size, somewhat rounded in shape while coloring dark. The neck of the breed is short and well muscled. The tail of the breed is carried in straight or a saber pattern. The shiny outer coat is dense and short lying closer to skin, however; the inner coat can be poor. The coat is black color with tan points or brown markings.

Latvian Hound Weight and Height

The Height of Latvian Hound is 16 to19 inches and weight is 35 to 45 pounds.

Latvian Hound Temperament

Besides the best traits of outstanding hunting dog it also possesses wonderful qualities of a good family dogs. It is not only a hunting dog but also a sweet, cordial and amiable house pet. The Latvian Hounds are affectionate, kind hearted and loving when around family. Its frank attitude, cheerful disposition and playful character make it a wonderful playmate of the children. It is intelligent and mindful dog that can be trained with an ease. Though it is an intelligent dog but early socialization is paramount. Proper training and socialization will help the dog to learn the doggie etiquettes. It is a highly sporty and energetic dog so not suited to apartment livings, but can dwell in house with large yard. It has tendency to bark and never like to be limited in small spaces.

Overall, A Latvian Hound is affectionate, intelligent, loyal, cheerful, spirited and feisty house and hunting dog.

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Latvian Hound with children and other pets

If socialized properly, it can greatly kind and tender toward children. It is an intelligent and affectionate house pet and can behave nicely with all family members.

Latvian Hound Care and Grooming

The short and dense coat of Latvian Hound may easy to groom. It needs not plenty of daily grooming; it needs least care and maintenance. Once or Twice a week brushing can do well in order to keep it in tidy look.

Latvian Hound Health Issues

No major health issue is reported yet. .

Latvian Hound Training

Being intelligent dog, the Latvian Hounds are easy to train and will respond well to gentle methods. It learns things with a nice attitude. Though, it is easy to train, but training should be solid, constructive and consistent. It needs an assertive, firm and gentle owner for training. Naturally eager to please dog, but good training and early socialization is very necessary as like all dog breeds.

Latvian Hound Exercise

The Latvian Hounds are very active, sporty and energetic dogs, so not suggested for apartment livings, it can easily adjust in house having large yards. These dogs not like to be confined in little rooms or small space. In the best interest of your Latvian Hound, you must provide it opportunity of daily exercises. It needs plenty of daily physical exertion and mental stimulation. The physical exertion or exercises include a long, brisk daily walk a day. Doggie play, jog and running can extra benefit for its sporty health and fitness.

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Latvian Hound Recognition

The Latvian Hound not recognized by AKC, however; DRA registered it.

Latvian Hound Group

It falls in following group:

Hound.

Latvian Hound Talents

The talents of the Latvian Hound are:

Hunting

Jogging

Companion

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