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Slovensky Kopov Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginSlovakia
Other Names
What other names does the Slovensky Kopov have? The dog breed also known as...
Black Forest Hound, Slovenský kopov, Slovak Hound, Slovakian Hound
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Slovensky Kopov recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Slovensky Kopov recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Slovensky Kopov 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? Slovensky Kopov price:
Unknown
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General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Slovensky Kopov size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Slovensky Kopov weigh? Slovensky Kopov weight:
Male: 33-44 pounds (15-20 kg), Female: 33-44 pounds (15-20 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Slovensky Kopov? Slovensky Kopov average weight:
Male: 38.5 pounds (17.5 kg), Female: 38.5 pounds (17.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Slovensky Kopov? Slovensky Kopov height:
Male: 16-19 inches (41-47 cm), Female : 14-17 inches (38-44 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Slovensky Kopov average height:
Male: 17.5 inches (44 cm), Female : 15.5 inches (41 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Slovensky Kopov have? What does this canine coat look like?
Close FittingDense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Slovensky Kopov's coat?
Black
Grooming
How to groom the Slovensky Kopov and how often?
Effortless: The Slovensky Kopov 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. Slovensky Kopov 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 Slovensky Kopov dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Black Forest Hound? Slovensky Kopov shedding level:
Slovensky Kopovs 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 Slovensky Kopov have? What characteristics does the breed have?
CourageousAlertDeterminedIntelligentActiveSociableProtectiveStubborn
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Slovensky Kopov? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: Slovensky Kopov is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Slovensky Kopov dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Slovensky Kopovs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Slovensky Kopov is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Slovensky Kopov sensitivity:
Slovensky Kopovs are less sensitive than other dog breeds. They aren't receptive to their owner's emotions and handle soft punishment quite well. They don't mind an always changing daily routine, a hectic household, young children, noisy or office environment and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Slovensky Kopovs 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 Black Forest Hound need? Slovensky Kopov social needs:
Slovensky Kopovs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Slovensky Kopov dogs bark a lot? Why does my Slovenský kopov bark?
High: The Slovensky Kopov is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. 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 Slovensky Kopov good as a watchdog?
Slovensky Kopovs 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 Slovensky Kopovs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Slovensky Kopov dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Slovensky Kopovs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Slovensky Kopov bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Black Forest Hound? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Slovensky Kopov? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Slovensky Kopov 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 Slovensky Kopov do?
Slovensky Kopovs 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 Slovensky Kopovs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Slovensky Kopov to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Slovensky Kopov roam?
Slovensky Kopovs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Slovensky Kopov have high prey drive?
Slovensky Kopovs 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 Slovensky Kopov dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Slovensky Kopov good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
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.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Slovensky Kopovs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home 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.
Fighting Dog
Where Slovensky Kopov 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?
Slovensky Kopovs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Slovensky Kopov dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Slovensky Kopov and children:
Slovensky Kopovs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Slovensky Kopov dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Slovensky Kopovs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Slovensky Kopov good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Slovensky Kopov dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Slovensky Kopovs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Slovensky Kopovs good office dogs? Do Slovensky Kopovs make good office friendly dogs? Can Slovensky Kopovs be office dogs?
No
Slovensky Kopov is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Slovensky Kopov dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Black Forest Hound temperament with senior people? Are Slovensky Kopov dogs good for elderly owners?
Slovensky Kopovs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Slovensky Kopov dogs get along with other pets? Are Slovensky Kopov dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Slovensky Kopovs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Slovensky Kopov breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Slovensky Kopovs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Slovensky Kopov 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). Slovensky Kopov is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Slovensky Kopov 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. Slovensky Kopov is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Slovensky Kopov 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. Slovensky Kopov is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Slovensky Kopov 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 Slovensky Kopov is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Slovensky Kopov be a boat dog?
Not really
Slovensky Kopov breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Slovensky Kopov 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. Slovensky Kopov is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Slovensky Kopov dogs have health problems?
The Slovensky Kopov is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Life Expectancy
How long do Slovensky Kopov dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Slovensky Kopov be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Slovensky Kopov breed hypoallergenic?
No
Slovensky Kopovs 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 Slovensky Kopov have?
Slovensky Kopovs are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Slovensky Kopov dogs require per day?
Slovensky Kopovs 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?
Slovensky Kopovs 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 Slovensky Kopov 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
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Slovensky Kopov risk for obesity:
Average. The Slovensky Kopov 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 Slovensky Kopov'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 Slovensky Kopov 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 Slovensky Kopov 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 Slovensky Kopov drool?
The Slovensky Kopov 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 Slovensky Kopov pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Slovensky Kopov pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Slovensky Kopov: 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 Slovensky Kopov 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 Slovensky Kopov have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4 to 6 puppies

Pros & Cons of Slovensky Kopov

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Slovensky Kopov is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: Slovensky Kopovs are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Slovensky Kopov requires minimal grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Slovensky Kopovs are good watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Slovensky Kopovs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Slovensky Kopovs are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Slovensky Kopovs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Slovensky Kopovs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • 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.
  • Cat Friendly: Slovensky Kopovs are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Slovensky Kopov is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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