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Lithuanian Hound Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginLithuania
Other Names
What other names does the Lithuanian Hound have? The dog breed also known as...
Lietuvių skalikas
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Lithuanian Hound recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Lithuanian Hound recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Lithuanian 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? Lithuanian Hound price:
Unknown
Unfortunately, we couldn't find the price of the Lithuanian Hound. If you have a Lithuanian Hound for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Lithuanian Hound gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Lithuanian Hound size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Lithuanian Hound weigh? Lithuanian Hound weight:
60-75 pounds (27-32 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Lithuanian Hound? Lithuanian Hound average weight:
67.5 pounds (29.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Lithuanian Hound? Lithuanian Hound height:
21-24 inches (53-61 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Lithuanian Hound average height:
22.5 inches (57 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Lithuanian Hound have? What does this canine coat look like?
FlatSmooth
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Lithuanian Hound's coat?
Black & Tan
Grooming
How to groom the Lithuanian Hound and how often?
Effortless: The Lithuanian Hound requires minimal 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 sometimes to avoid infections. Lithuanian Hound is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Lithuanian Hound dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Lietuvių skalikas? Lithuanian Hound shedding level:
Lithuanian 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.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Lithuanian Hound have? What characteristics does the breed have?
PersistentSmartEnergeticLoyalSociable
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Lithuanian Hound? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Lithuanian Hound's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Lithuanian Hound dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Lithuanian Hounds are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Lithuanian Hounds are not the most playful dog breed. Sometimes they do like playing, but that's not their favorite activity.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Lithuanian Hound sensitivity:
Lithuanian 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?
Lithuanian Hounds are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Lietuvių skalikas need? Lithuanian Hound social needs:
Lithuanian 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 Lithuanian Hound dogs bark a lot? Why does my Lietuvių skalikas bark?
Average to high: The Lithuanian Hound is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Lithuanian Hound good as a watchdog?
Lithuanian Hounds are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Lithuanian Hound dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Lithuanian 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 Lithuanian Hound bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Lietuvių skalikas? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Lithuanian Hound? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Lithuanian 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 Lithuanian Hound do?
Lithuanian Hounds have an 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 Lithuanian Hounds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Lithuanian Hound to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Lithuanian Hound roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Lithuanian 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 Lithuanian Hound have high prey drive?
Lithuanian 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 Lithuanian Hound dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Lithuanian Hound good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Lithuanian Hounds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Lithuanian Hounds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
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 Lithuanian Hound dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Lithuanian Hounds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Lithuanian Hound dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Lithuanian Hound and children:
Lithuanian Hounds are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Lithuanian Hound dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Lithuanian Hounds are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Lithuanian Hound good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Lithuanian Hound dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Lithuanian Hounds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Lithuanian Hounds good office dogs? Do Lithuanian Hounds make good office friendly dogs? Can Lithuanian Hounds be office dogs?
No
Lithuanian Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Lithuanian Hound dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Lietuvių skalikas temperament with senior people? Are Lithuanian Hound dogs good for elderly owners?
Lithuanian Hounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Lithuanian Hound dogs get along with other pets? Are Lithuanian Hound dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Lithuanian Hounds do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Lithuanian Hound breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Lithuanian Hounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Lithuanian Hound be a service dog?
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). Lithuanian Hound is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Lithuanian Hound be a therapy dog?
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. Lithuanian Hound is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Lithuanian 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. Lithuanian Hound is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Lithuanian 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 Lithuanian Hound is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Lithuanian Hound be a boat dog?
Not really
Lithuanian Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Lithuanian 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. Lithuanian Hound is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Lithuanian Hound dogs have health problems?
Lithuanian Hounds are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Lithuanian Hound dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Lithuanian Hound be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Lithuanian Hound breed hypoallergenic?
No
Lithuanian 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 Lithuanian Hound have?
Lithuanian Hounds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Lithuanian Hound dogs require per day?
Lithuanian 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?
Lithuanian Hounds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Lithuanian Hound need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Lithuanian Hound risk for obesity:
Average. The Lithuanian Hound has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. 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 gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Lithuanian 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 cold weather conditions
The Lithuanian Hound can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Lithuanian 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 Lithuanian Hound drool?
The Lithuanian 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.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Lithuanian Hound pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Lithuanian Hound pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Lithuanian 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 bitch 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 bitch’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 Lithuanian 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 Lithuanian Hound have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-12 puppies

Pros & Cons of Lithuanian Hound

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Lithuanian Hound's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Lithuanian Hounds are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Lithuanian Hounds are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Lithuanian Hound requires minimal grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Lithuanian Hounds are low shedders.
  • Adaptability: Lithuanian Hounds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Lithuanian Hounds are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Lithuanian Hounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Lithuanian Hounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Lithuanian Hounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Lithuanian Hounds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Lithuanian Hound is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Cat Friendly: Lithuanian Hounds are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Lithuanian Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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