Black Forest Hound, Slovak Hound, Slovakian Hound
The Slovenský Kopov is a scenthound that was originally developed to hunt boar. In more recent times it has also been used as a guard and police dog in its homeland. In Slovakia it is a popular breed, but it is little known outside its homeland.
Slovenský Kopov Standards
- FCI (Group 6)
- UKC (Scenthound)
- 33-44 lbs
- small scenthound
- ears are medium-length, carried flat against cheeks
- tail is long, reaches hock
- coat is short, close fitting, and dense
- black and tan
History of the Slovenský Kopov
An ancient breed, the Slovakian Hound comes from unknown ancestry, although it is believed that the Austrian Black and Tan Hound and Chart Polski were used in its makeup. Before the division of Czechoslovakia this was the national dog of that country. Today the Fédération Cynologique Internationale recognizes Slovakia as its country of origin.