Original Name : Posavski Gonič
Type : Braccoid
Other Names : Posavski, Gonič
Male size : Ideally, 19½ inches
Female size : Ideally, 19 inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Croatia
Docile, very attached to their master or mistress and good natured, Posavatz Hounds are reasonably lively dogs that love to hunt. They are very hardy scenthounds that specialize in hares and foxes, although they can also be used as bloodhounds. Their robust build makes them very well suited to the dense underbrush of the Sava river basin.
Long (7¾-9½ inches), narrow.
Level topline, pronounced withers, long back.
Any shade of reddish wheaten, never brown or chocolate.
Hanging, close to the cheeks, flat, fine, round at the tips.
Medium length, reaching no farther than the hock, saber-shaped.
Around an inch long, give or take a ¼ of an inch, straight, dense, close.
Sold as Boskini in Croatia, hounds from the densely forested Sava valley (Posavina) were always highly prized in neighboring regions. The breed participated in a dog show for the first time in 1924, while the first registrations in the stud book were made five years later. The F.C.I. recognized the breed in 1955 and the first standard of the breed known as the Posavatz Hound was published in 1969.
Although their precise origins have been lost in time, Posavatz Hounds are members of an old breed in Croatia, as evidenced by late 15th century frescos and chronicles from the early 18th and mid 19th century.