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Yugoslavian Tricolor Hound – Dog Breed Guide

Breed summary

Size: Medium
Weight: 44 to 55 pounds
Height: 17½ to 22 inches
Longevity: 15
Bark Tendency: Low
Aggression: Low
Compatibility to other pets: Low

Adopt a Yugoslavian Tricolor Hound, Dog Breed Guide


The Yugoslavian Tricolor Hound is one of the two varieties of the Yugoslavian Hound breed which was used in the Balkans.

Official Name

Jugoslovenski Trobojni Gonic or Yugoslavian Tricolor Hound


Date – A very old breed that has existed in the Balkan regions for several centuries.
Country – The Balkans and surrounding area formerly known as Yugoslavia.
Family / Group – Scent Hound, Hound, Gun Dog


Yugoslavian Tricolor Hound dog breed’s name changed in 1991 to avoid confusion with other tricolor hound breeds that were widely used across the Balkans and also for clarification when the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia broke up. This particular Serbian hound breed was first exhibited during the 1950s, where it was just recognized as one variety of the Serbian Hound. In 1961, the Fédération Cynologique Internationale declared and officially recognized it as a distinct and separate breed.

Today, this medium to large-sized scent hounds of the Balkans is still famous as running hounds that often used to go after feral pigs and wild boars as well as small games such as foxes and hares. They are also popular companion dogs in Serbia. This breed is considered rare outside of Balkan.


Yugoslavian Tricolor Hounds are hardy scent hounds that will display boldness, persistence and keen scenting abilities while out on the field. Although able to hunt on all kinds of terrain, these hounds are highly skilled hunters on rough terrains that is the natural landscape of the Balkan region where these dogs were first developed.

Their boldness while hunting hares, foxes, deer and other quarries will be seen only on the job. At home, these hounds will be good-tempered displaying gentleness and a calm demeanor.

Bred For

Yugoslavian Tricolor Hounds were originally bred to hunt game without wearing a leash. They were bred to go scent track and hunt feral pigs and wild boars as well as hares and foxes.


Yugoslavian Tricolor Hounds are not recommended to be kept as apartment pets. They are also not suitable to live in the city. These are scent hounds created for the hunt and will thrive in rural areas.


The Yugoslavian Tricolor Hound breed is a dog that will be very easy to groom. They are dogs that shed hair in average amounts.


Naturally intelligent, the Yugoslavian hound will be easy to train. It is recommended to have them socialized and trained for obedience at an early age.


The Yugoslavian Tricolor Hound is considered to be very healthy.


Yugoslavian Tricolor Hounds require average exercise sessions and should be taken on walks every day and outdoor trips every weekend.



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