Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 10-12 years
Weight: Male: 27-32, Female: 25-30
Height: Male: 24-26, Female: 22-25
Origin of Name: The Transylvanian Hound is an ancient Hungarian hunter created by special climate.
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Erdeli kopo (Transylvanian hound) is an ancient Hungarian breed determined by the particularity of the climate, region and hunting conditions of the region in which it was bred. The breed reached its climax in the Middle Ages, at a time when it was the elite's favorite Hunting Dog. In relation to its original use, due to the development of agriculture and forestry, it was pushed back into the pathless forest of the Carpathian Mountains.
As a result of the effects of different terrain conditions, two varieties of the Erdeli copo developed: the long-legged and short-legged variety. These two varieties were always kept together. Originally, the long-legged Transylvanian hound was used for hunting large game such as buffalo, and later, bears, wild boar, and lynx, while short-legged hounds were used in highlands for small game such as foxes or rabbits And used to hunt Chamo in rocky.
In the early 20th century, the Transylvanian hound was nearly extinct. Prescribed breeding was resumed in 1968 and, nowadays, a significant number of long-legged dogs exist in Hungary and neighboring Romania; The short-legged variety has disappeared.