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Slovensky Kopov vs Transylvanian Hound vs Hanover Hound – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Slovensky Kopov vs Transylvanian Hound vs Hanover Hound" Compare Slovensky Kopov and Transylvanian Hound. Which is better: Slovensky Kopov or Transylvanian Hound or Hanover Hound?
Name Slovensky Kopov Transylvanian Hound Hanover Hound
OriginsSlovakia Hungary Germany
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank389244274
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Other Names Black Forest Hound, Slovenský kopov, Slovak Hound, Slovakian Hound Erdélyi kopó, Hungarian Hound, Transylvanian Scent Hound Hanoverian Hound, Hanoverian Scenthound, Hannover'scher Schweisshund
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
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 Leash (scent) Hounds section.
Breed Recognition No set Dog Registry of America Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. United Kennel Club Foundation Stock Service Federation Cynologique Internationale United Kennel Club
Price Unknown $600-$800 $1400-$1600

General Appearance - Slovensky Kopov vs Transylvanian Hound vs Hanover Hound

Size Medium Medium Large
Weight Male: 33-44 pounds (15-20 kg), Female: 33-44 pounds (15-20 kg) Male: 50-60 pounds (23-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg) Male: 88–99 pounds (40–45 kg), Female: 77–88 pounds (35–40 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 38.5 pounds (17.5 kg), Female: 38.5 pounds (17.5 kg) Male: 55 pounds (25 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) Male: 95 pounds (43 kg), Female: 80 pounds (36 kg)
Height Male: 16-19 inches (41-47 cm), Female : 14-17 inches (38-44 cm) Male: 22–26 inches (55–66 cm), Female: 20–24 inches (50–61 cm) Male: 19–22 inches (49–56 cm), Female: 19–21 inches (47–54 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 17.5 inches (44 cm), Female : 15.5 inches (41 cm) Male: 24 inches (57 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) Male: 20 inches (52 cm), Female:19 inches (48.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Slovensky Kopov vs Transylvanian Hound vs Hanover Hound

Coat Close Fitting Dense Dense Shiny Smooth Straight Coarse Flat Short Coarse
Colors Black Brown Tan Tricolor Black Fawn Reddish Brindle
Grooming
Effortless: The Slovensky Kopov requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Transylvanian Hound requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Hanover Hound doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Slovensky Kopovs shed moderately.
Transylvanian Hounds shed moderately.
Hanover Hounds are low shedders.

Characteristics - Slovensky Kopov vs Transylvanian Hound vs Hanover Hound

Temperament Courageous Alert Determined Intelligent Active Sociable Protective Stubborn Courageous Loyal Territorial Good natured Protective Independent Enduring Quiet Determined Lively Gentle Easygoing Protective Calm
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Slovensky Kopov is an excellent dog breed.
Smart: Transylvanian Hound's has great intelligence.
Average: Hanover Hound's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Slovensky Kopovs are easy to train.
Transylvanian Hounds are easy to train.
Hanover Hounds aren't famous for their trainability.
Playfulness
The Slovensky Kopov is a highly playful breed.
The Transylvanian Hound is a playful breed.
The Hanover Hound is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Slovensky Kopovs are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Slovensky Kopovs are highly affectionate dogs.
Transylvanian Hounds are highly affectionate dogs.
Hanover Hounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Slovensky Kopovs are a social breed.
Transylvanian Hounds are a social breed.
Hanover Hounds are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Slovensky Kopov is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Transylvanian Hound barks occasionally.
Average: The Hanover Hound barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Slovensky Kopovs are good watchdogs.
Transylvanian Hounds are one of the best watchdogs.
Hanover Hounds are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Slovensky Kopovs strongly protect their territory.
Transylvanian Hounds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Hanover Hounds are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Slovensky Kopov has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Transylvanian Hound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Hanover Hound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Slovensky Kopovs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Transylvanian Hounds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Hanover Hounds have an 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 Transylvanian Hound is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Hanover Hound is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Slovensky Kopovs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Transylvanian Hounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Hanover 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.
Transylvanian 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.
Hanover Hounds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Slovensky Kopovs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Transylvanian Hounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Hanover Hounds don't 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.
Transylvanian 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.
Hanover 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 Transylvanian Hound vs Hanover Hound

Stranger Friendly
Slovensky Kopovs are average friendly towards strangers.
Transylvanian Hounds are stranger friendly dogs.
Hanover Hounds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Slovensky Kopovs are kid-friendly dogs.
Transylvanian Hounds are average friendly dogs towards children.
Hanover Hounds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Slovensky Kopovs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Transylvanian Hounds are average friendly towards cats.
Hanover Hounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Slovensky Kopovs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Transylvanian Hounds are dog-friendly dogs.
Hanover Hounds are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Slovensky Kopov is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Transylvanian Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Hanover Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Slovensky Kopovs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Transylvanian Hounds are commonly okay with elderly people.
Hanover Hounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Slovensky Kopovs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Transylvanian Hounds are generally with other pets.
Hanover 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
Transylvanian Hounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Hanover Hounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn 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
Transylvanian Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Hanover 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 Transylvanian Hound vs Hanover 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.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems No set Elbow Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia Bloat Cancer Ear Infections Hip Dysplasia Obesity
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 10-12 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Slovensky Kopovs are high energy dogs.
Transylvanian Hounds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Hanover Hounds are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Slovensky Kopovs need a lot of exercises.
Transylvanian Hounds need quite a lot of exercise.
Hanover Hounds need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Slovensky Kopovs don't need too much sleep.
Transylvanian Hounds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Hanover Hounds don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average to High.
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.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Slovensky Kopov has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Transylvanian Hound has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Hanover Hound has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Slovensky Kopov is an average drooler.
The Transylvanian Hound is an average drooler.
The Hanover Hound is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Slovensky Kopov vs Transylvanian Hound vs Hanover 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 4-6 puppies 6-10 puppies

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