Lithuanian Hound

The Lithuanian Hound is a rare, medium-size hunting dog from Lithuania. It is sturdy and heavily-boned, but at the same time sleek and muscular. It has a short black coat with some brown on snout, chest, ears, forehead. Thanks to several enthusiasts, the hound was revived, standardized, and the number of registered and documented dogs reached around 350 in 1987. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the breed decreased to around 150 individuals by 1998. The decrease in popularity is explained by changing hunting habits: the Lithuanian Hound is best suited for hunting large animals in large open areas, but modern hunting plots are decreasing in size.

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