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Slovensky Kopov vs Polish Hound vs Serbian Hound – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Slovensky Kopov vs Polish Hound vs Serbian Hound" Compare Slovensky Kopov and Polish Hound. Which is better: Slovensky Kopov or Polish Hound or Serbian Hound?
Name Slovensky Kopov Polish Hound Serbian Hound
OriginsSlovakia Poland Serbia
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank389423205
Reviews010
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Other Names Black Forest Hound, Slovenský kopov, Slovak Hound, Slovakian Hound Ogar Polski, Polish Scenthound, Gończy Polski Balkan Hound, Srpski gonič, Balkanski gonič
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Breed Recognition No set No set Federation Cynologique Internationale
United Kennel Club
Price Unknown $600-$1000 $500-$700

General Appearance - Slovensky Kopov vs Polish Hound vs Serbian Hound

Size Medium Large Large
Weight Male: 33-44 pounds (15-20 kg), Female: 33-44 pounds (15-20 kg) Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 44-57 pounds (20-26 kg) 44 pounds (20 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 38.5 pounds (17.5 kg), Female: 38.5 pounds (17.5 kg) Male: 62.5 pounds (28 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg) 44 pounds (20 kg)
Height Male: 16-19 inches (41-47 cm), Female : 14-17 inches (38-44 cm) Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) Male: 18–22 inches (46–56 cm), Female: 17.5–21.5 inches (44–54 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 17.5 inches (44 cm), Female : 15.5 inches (41 cm) Male: 23 inches (58 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm) Male: 18–22 inches (46–56 cm), Female: 17.5–21.5 inches (44–54 cm)

Hair & Care - Slovensky Kopov vs Polish Hound vs Serbian Hound

Coat Close Fitting
Dense
Thick
Smooth
Hard
Thick
Harsh
Smooth
Colors Black Black & Tan
Red & Black
Brown & Tan
Tan
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Slovensky Kopov requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Polish Hound requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Serbian Hound doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Slovensky Kopovs shed moderately.
Polish Hounds shed moderately.
Serbian Hounds shed above average.

Characteristics - Slovensky Kopov vs Polish Hound vs Serbian Hound

Temperament Courageous
Alert
Determined
Intelligent
Active
Sociable
Protective
Stubborn
Gentle
Calm
Loyal
Courageous
Intelligent
Obedient
Tenacious
Dependable
Lively
Kind
Good-natured
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Slovensky Kopov is an excellent dog breed.
Smart: Polish Hound's has great intelligence.
Smart: Serbian Hound's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Slovensky Kopovs are easy to train.
Polish Hounds aren't famous for their trainability.
Serbian Hounds are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Slovensky Kopov is a highly playful breed.
The Polish Hound is a playful breed.
The Serbian Hound is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Slovensky Kopovs are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Polish Hounds are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Serbian Hounds have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Slovensky Kopovs are highly affectionate dogs.
Polish Hounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Serbian Hounds are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Slovensky Kopovs are a social breed.
Polish Hounds are a social breed.
Serbian Hounds are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Slovensky Kopov is a very vocal breed.
High: The Polish Hound is a very vocal breed.
High: The Serbian Hound is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Slovensky Kopovs are good watchdogs.
Polish Hounds are one of the best watchdogs.
Serbian Hounds are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Slovensky Kopovs strongly protect their territory.
Polish Hounds strongly protect their territory.
Serbian Hounds strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Slovensky Kopov has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Polish Hound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Serbian Hound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Slovensky Kopovs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Polish Hounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Serbian Hounds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Slovensky Kopovs have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Polish Hound is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Serbian Hound is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Slovensky Kopovs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Polish Hounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Serbian Hounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Slovensky Kopovs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Polish Hounds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Serbian Hounds are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Slovensky Kopovs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Polish Hounds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Serbian Hounds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Slovensky Kopovs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Polish Hounds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Serbian Hounds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Slovensky Kopov vs Polish Hound vs Serbian Hound

Stranger Friendly
Slovensky Kopovs are average friendly towards strangers.
Polish Hounds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Serbian Hounds are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Slovensky Kopovs are kid-friendly dogs.
Polish Hounds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Serbian Hounds are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Slovensky Kopovs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Polish Hounds are not cat-friendly dogs.
Serbian Hounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Slovensky Kopovs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Polish Hounds are dog-friendly dogs.
Serbian Hounds are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Slovensky Kopov is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Polish Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Serbian Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Slovensky Kopovs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Polish Hounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Serbian Hounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Slovensky Kopovs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Polish Hounds do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Serbian Hounds usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Slovensky Kopovs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Polish Hounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Serbian Hounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Slovensky Kopov breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Polish Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Serbian Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Slovensky Kopov vs Polish Hound vs Serbian Hound

Health Issues
The Slovensky Kopov is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Serbian Hounds are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems No set No set Bloat
Joint Dysplasia
Obesity
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 13-14 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Slovensky Kopovs are high energy dogs.
Polish Hounds are high energy dogs.
Serbian Hounds are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Slovensky Kopovs need a lot of exercises.
Polish Hounds need quite a lot of exercise.
Serbian Hounds need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Slovensky Kopovs don't need too much sleep.
Polish Hounds don't need too much sleep.
Serbian Hounds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Slovensky Kopov can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Polish Hound can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Slovensky Kopov has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Polish Hound has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Serbian Hound has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Slovensky Kopov is an average drooler.
The Polish Hound is an average drooler.
The Serbian Hound is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Slovensky Kopov vs Polish Hound vs Serbian Hound

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4 to 6 puppies 1-14 puppies 4-6 puppies

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