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Istrian Shorthaired Hound Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Istrian Shorthaired Hound so you can get to know the breed more.

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Istrian Shorthaired Hound
OriginCroatia
Other Names
What other names does the Istrian Shorthaired Hound have? The dog breed also known as...
Istarski Kratkodlaki Gonic
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Istrian Shorthaired Hound recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Istrian Shorthaired Hound recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Istrian Shorthaired Hound puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Istrian Shorthaired Hound price:
$900-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Istrian Shorthaired Hound, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Istrian Shorthaired Hound for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Istrian Shorthaired Hound gets to a happy place.

Istrian Shorthaired Hound General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Istrian Shorthaired Hound size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Istrian Shorthaired Hound weigh? Istrian Shorthaired Hound weight:
35-40 pounds (16-18 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Istrian Shorthaired Hound? Istrian Shorthaired Hound average weight:
37.5 pounds (17 kg)
Height
How tall is the Istrian Shorthaired Hound? Istrian Shorthaired Hound height:
18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Istrian Shorthaired Hound average height:
19 inch (48.5 cm)

Istrian Shorthaired Hound Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Istrian Shorthaired Hound have? What does this canine coat look like?
Flat
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Istrian Shorthaired Hound's coat?
White & Red-Orange
Grooming
How to groom the Istrian Shorthaired Hound and how often?
Easy to groom: The Istrian Shorthaired Hound doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Istrian Shorthaired Hound is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Istrian Shorthaired Hound dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Istarski Kratkodlaki Gonic? Istrian Shorthaired Hound shedding level:
Istrian Shorthaired Hounds are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.

Istrian Shorthaired Hound Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Istrian Shorthaired Hound have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
CalmOutrightObedientDevoted
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Istrian Shorthaired Hound? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Istrian Shorthaired Hound's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Istrian Shorthaired Hound dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Istrian Shorthaired Hounds are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Istrian Shorthaired Hounds don't really like playing. You need to find another activity to make them happy.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Istrian Shorthaired Hound sensitivity:
Istrian Shorthaired Hounds have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Istrian Shorthaired Hounds are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Istarski Kratkodlaki Gonic need? Istrian Shorthaired Hound social needs:
Istrian Shorthaired Hounds need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Istrian Shorthaired Hound dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Istarski Kratkodlaki Gonic bark?
Nagyon sokat: Istrian Shorthaired Hound kimondottan hangos fajta. Gyakran élvezik az ugatást és a hangos vonyítást. Ha csendes kutyát szeretnél, nem a legjobb választás. Az ugatás legfontosabb kiváltó okai: félelem, figyelemfelkeltés, riasztás, unalom, üdvözlés, szeparációs szorongás, kényszeres ugatás és védekezés.
Watchdog Ability
Is Istrian Shorthaired Hound good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Istrian Shorthaired Hounds are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Istrian Shorthaired Hound dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Istrian Shorthaired Hounds are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Istrian Shorthaired Hound bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Istarski Kratkodlaki Gonic? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Istrian Shorthaired Hound? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Istrian Shorthaired Hound has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Istrian Shorthaired Hound do?
Istrian Shorthaired Hounds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Istrian Shorthaired Hounds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Istrian Shorthaired Hound to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Istrian Shorthaired Hound roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Istrian Shorthaired Hound is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Istrian Shorthaired Hound have high prey drive?
Istrian Shorthaired Hounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Istrian Shorthaired Hound dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Istrian Shorthaired Hound good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Istrian Shorthaired Hound kutyafajtát. Kertben érzi magát a legjobban, ha mégis lakásban szeretnéd tartani, akkor napi szinten hosszabb sétákkal alaposan le kell mozgatni, így a napi rutinok beiktatásával megoldható Istrian Shorthaired Hound tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Istrian Shorthaired Hounds don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't like moving from one place to another.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Istrian Shorthaired Hound dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Istrian Shorthaired Hound Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Istrian Shorthaired Hound temperament with other people:
Istrian Shorthaired Hounds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Istrian Shorthaired Hound dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Istrian Shorthaired Hound temperament with children:
Istrian Shorthaired Hounds are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly
How well do Istrian Shorthaired Hound dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Istrian Shorthaired Hounds are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Istrian Shorthaired Hound good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Istrian Shorthaired Hound dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Istrian Shorthaired Hounds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Istrian Shorthaired Hounds good office dogs? Do Istrian Shorthaired Hounds make good office friendly dogs? Can Istrian Shorthaired Hounds be office dogs?
No
Istrian Shorthaired Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Istrian Shorthaired Hound dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Istarski Kratkodlaki Gonic temperament with senior people? Are Istrian Shorthaired Hound dogs good for elderly owners?
Istrian Shorthaired Hounds are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Istrian Shorthaired Hound dogs get along with other pets? Are Istrian Shorthaired Hound dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Istrian Shorthaired Hounds do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Istrian Shorthaired Hound breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Istrian Shorthaired Hounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Istrian Shorthaired Hound be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Istrian Shorthaired Hound is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Istrian Shorthaired Hound be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Istrian Shorthaired Hound be an emotional support animal?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Istrian Shorthaired Hound is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Istrian Shorthaired Hound be a 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. Istrian Shorthaired Hound is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Istrian Shorthaired Hound be a search and rescue dog?
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. The Istrian Shorthaired Hound is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Istrian Shorthaired Hound be a boat dog?
Not really
Istrian Shorthaired Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Istrian Shorthaired Hound be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Istrian Shorthaired Hound is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Istrian Shorthaired Hound Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Istrian Shorthaired Hound dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Very healthy dog breed. The Istrian Shorthaired Hound rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Istrian Shorthaired Hound dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Istrian Shorthaired Hound be?
12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Istrian Shorthaired Hound breed hypoallergenic?
No
Istrian Shorthaired Hounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Istrian Shorthaired Hound have? What is the activity level of the Istrian Shorthaired Hound?
Istrian Shorthaired Hounds are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Istrian Shorthaired Hound dogs require per day?
Istrian Shorthaired Hounds need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Istrian Shorthaired Hounds don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Istrian Shorthaired Hound need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Istrian Shorthaired Hound risk for obesity:
Low to Average. The Istrian Shorthaired Hound has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Istrian Shorthaired Hound's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Istrian Shorthaired Hound has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Istrian Shorthaired Hound drool?
The Istrian Shorthaired Hound is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Istrian Shorthaired Hound Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Istrian Shorthaired Hound: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Istrian Shorthaired Hound have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Istrian Shorthaired Hound have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-8 puppies

Istrian Shorthaired Hound Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Istrian Shorthaired Hound's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Istrian Shorthaired Hounds are very easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Istrian Shorthaired Hound doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Istrian Shorthaired Hounds are low shedders.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Low to Average.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Istrian Shorthaired Hounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Istrian Shorthaired Hound kutyafajtát.
  • Mouthiness: Istrian Shorthaired Hounds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Istrian Shorthaired Hound is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Adaptability: Istrian Shorthaired Hounds don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Istrian Shorthaired Hounds are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Istrian Shorthaired Hounds are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Istrian Shorthaired Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Istrian Shorthaired Hounds are not the best breed for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Istrian Shorthaired Hounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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  • Zara

    Nov 12, 2020, 5:48:58 AM:

    lovely friendly dogs! Great with kids and other animals, stunning and graceful, on of the most beautiful dogs I've come across. I definitely recommend this dogs for all families. I have had these kin of dogs my whole life and they are so wonderful!