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Lithuanian Hound

Lithuanian Hound Dog, Breeders, Puppies, Nature and Information

The Lithuanian Hound can be described as a sturdy and well boned breed of dogs.

According to Lithuanian Hound history, it was the Lithuanian hunters that crossed some of the local big game hounds with other breeds, like Bloodhounds, Beagles, Russian Hounds and Polish Hounds too. In the 1970, these dogs were almost extinct as many of them were killed off by boars. However, special kennel facilities were then set up for the rearing of the Lithuanian hound puppies and dogs.

It is safe to say that this dog breed is quite rare and is difficult to find, outside of the Lithuanian Republic.

The adult Lithuanian hound dog usually reaches a height of about 21 to 24 inches, which is around 53 to 61 cm. The weight of these dogs could vary between 60 pounds and 75 pounds, which is around 27 to 32 kilos.

These dogs are muscular and have a short, sleek coat, which is glossy black in color, with a few tan markings, mainly around the legs and the chest. They have a moderate to large head and their eyes are medium sized and brown in color. Their ears too are medium in length and hang close to their cheeks. Fortunately, these dogs are quite easy to groom since their coats are quite manageable, though it does require an occasional brushing.

The Lithuanian Hound is very energetic and needs a lot of exercise during the day. It is important for any pet owner to ensure that these dogs get either a long walk or a jog everyday. Since they love exercising, they can also be taken for a run, while the owner cycles. They enjoy walking with their owners; however, they should be made to walk behind or heel beside the person, who is holding the lead. They are known for their impressive sight, due to their natural hunting instinct. However, it is absolutely essential for pet owners to ensure that the training of the Lithuanian hound puppies begins early and includes proper human to canine communication.

There is a lot of information on the Lithuanian Hound dog breed, easily available through various resources, such as articles on pets, books, TV shows and online web sites. However, for those people who are contemplating the thought of taking on a Lithuanian Hound as a pet, it is best to speak to a veterinarian for adequate information on their health problems. Alternately pet owners can also speak to Lithuanian hound breeders for information on dog training and rearing Lithuanian Hound dogs.
  Submitted on September 5, 2011  

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