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Montenegrin Mountain Hound Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginMontenegro Serbia
Other Names
What other names does the Montenegrin Mountain Hound have? The dog breed also known as...
Montenegrin, Crnogorski planinski gonič
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Montenegrin Mountain Hound recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Montenegrin Mountain Hound recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Price
How much does the Montenegrin Mountain 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? Montenegrin Mountain Hound price:
$600-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Montenegrin Mountain 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 Montenegrin Mountain Hound for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Montenegrin Mountain Hound gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Montenegrin Mountain Hound size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Montenegrin Mountain Hound weigh? Montenegrin Mountain Hound weight:
44-55 pounds (20-25 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Montenegrin Mountain Hound? Montenegrin Mountain Hound average weight:
49.5 pounds (22.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Montenegrin Mountain Hound? Montenegrin Mountain Hound height:
17-22 inches (43-56 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Montenegrin Mountain Hound average height:
19.5 inches (49.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Montenegrin Mountain Hound have? What does this canine coat look like?
DenseCoarseTightHarsh
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Montenegrin Mountain Hound's coat?
WhiteRedBrownBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Montenegrin Mountain Hound and how often?
Easy to groom: The Montenegrin Mountain 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. Montenegrin Mountain 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 Montenegrin Mountain Hound dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Montenegrin? Montenegrin Mountain Hound shedding level:
Montenegrin Mountain Hounds shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Montenegrin Mountain Hound have? What characteristics does the breed have?
DevotedLoyalPointfulCalmAgileQuietCourageous
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Montenegrin Mountain Hound? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Montenegrin Mountain Hound's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Montenegrin Mountain Hound dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Montenegrin Mountain Hounds are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Montenegrin Mountain Hound is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Montenegrin Mountain Hound sensitivity:
Montenegrin Mountain 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?
Montenegrin Mountain 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 Montenegrin need? Montenegrin Mountain Hound social needs:
Montenegrin Mountain Hounds are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Montenegrin Mountain Hound dogs bark a lot? Why does my Crnogorski planinski gonič bark?
Average to high: The Montenegrin Mountain 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 Montenegrin Mountain Hound good as a watchdog?
Montenegrin Mountain Hounds are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Montenegrin Mountain Hounds will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Montenegrin Mountain Hound dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Montenegrin Mountain 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 Montenegrin Mountain Hound bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Montenegrin? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Montenegrin Mountain Hound? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Montenegrin Mountain 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 Montenegrin Mountain Hound do?
Montenegrin Mountain 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 Montenegrin Mountain Hounds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Montenegrin Mountain Hound to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Montenegrin Mountain Hound roam?
Montenegrin Mountain Hounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has 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. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Montenegrin Mountain Hound have high prey drive?
Montenegrin Mountain 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 Montenegrin Mountain Hound dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Montenegrin Mountain Hound good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Montenegrin Mountain 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?
Montenegrin Mountain 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?
Montenegrin Mountain 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
Where Montenegrin Mountain 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?
Montenegrin Mountain Hounds are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Montenegrin Mountain Hound dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Montenegrin Mountain Hound and children:
Montenegrin Mountain Hounds are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Montenegrin Mountain Hound dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Montenegrin Mountain Hounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Montenegrin Mountain Hound good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Montenegrin Mountain Hound dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Montenegrin Mountain Hounds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Montenegrin Mountain Hounds good office dogs? Do Montenegrin Mountain Hounds make good office friendly dogs? Can Montenegrin Mountain Hounds be office dogs?
Yes
Montenegrin Mountain Hound is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Montenegrin Mountain Hound dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Montenegrin temperament with senior people? Are Montenegrin Mountain Hound dogs good for elderly owners?
Montenegrin Mountain Hounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Montenegrin Mountain Hound dogs get along with other pets? Are Montenegrin Mountain Hound dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Montenegrin Mountain Hounds usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Montenegrin Mountain Hound breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Montenegrin Mountain Hounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Montenegrin Mountain 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). Montenegrin Mountain Hound is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Montenegrin Mountain 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. Montenegrin Mountain Hound is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Montenegrin Mountain 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. Montenegrin Mountain Hound is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Montenegrin Mountain 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 Montenegrin Mountain Hound is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Montenegrin Mountain Hound be a boat dog?
Not really
Montenegrin Mountain Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Montenegrin Mountain 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. Montenegrin Mountain Hound is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Montenegrin Mountain Hound dogs have health problems?
The Montenegrin Mountain Hound is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Life Expectancy
How long do Montenegrin Mountain Hound dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Montenegrin Mountain Hound be?
12-13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Montenegrin Mountain Hound breed hypoallergenic?
No
Montenegrin Mountain 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 Montenegrin Mountain Hound have?
Montenegrin Mountain Hounds are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Montenegrin Mountain Hound dogs require per day?
Montenegrin Mountain 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?
Montenegrin Mountain 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 Montenegrin Mountain Hound need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Montenegrin Mountain Hound risk for obesity:
Average. The Montenegrin Mountain 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 Montenegrin Mountain Hound's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Montenegrin Mountain 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 Montenegrin Mountain Hound drool?
The Montenegrin Mountain Hound is a perfect example for low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Montenegrin Mountain Hound could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Montenegrin Mountain Hound. 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 Montenegrin Mountain Hound pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Montenegrin Mountain Hound pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Montenegrin Mountain 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 Montenegrin Mountain 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 Montenegrin Mountain Hound have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Pros & Cons of Montenegrin Mountain Hound

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Montenegrin Mountain Hound's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Montenegrin Mountain Hounds are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Montenegrin Mountain Hound doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Drooling tendency: The Montenegrin Mountain Hound is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Montenegrin Mountain Hounds are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Montenegrin Mountain Hounds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Montenegrin Mountain Hounds are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Montenegrin Mountain Hound is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Montenegrin Mountain Hounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Montenegrin Mountain Hounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Montenegrin Mountain Hounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Montenegrin Mountain Hounds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Montenegrin Mountain Hounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Montenegrin Mountain 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.
  • Cat Friendly: Montenegrin Mountain Hounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.

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