Montenegrin Mountain Hound

USD $600-$1000 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



12-13 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 301
Origin Montenegro Serbia
Other Names Crnogorski planinski gonič, Montenegrin
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $600-$1000
How much does it cost to buy a Montenegrin Mountain Hound?
Montenegrin Mountain Hound are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $600 to $1000 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Montenegrin Mountain Hounds can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Large
Weight 44-55 pounds (20-25 kg)
Height 17-22 inches (43-56 cm)
Lifespan 12-13 years
Recognized by FCI
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Purpose Hunting, Companion
Date of Origin Unknown
Ancestry European Scent Hounds, Native Slavic Hounds

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Coarse, Dense, Harsh, Tight
Coat Colors Black, Brown, Red, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Amber, Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Red, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Nail Clipper, Pin Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Agile, Brave, Calm, Courageous, Daring, Dedicated, Devoted, Loyal, Peaceful, Pointful, Quiet
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly Yes
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners Yes
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 14 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 45 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3 cups
Daily Cost $1.50 - $2.00
Monthly Cost $45.00 - $60.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Montenegrin Mountain Hound have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies (Once a year.)


The Montenegrin Mountain Hound is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in the mountainous regions of Montenegro. It is an ancient breed, and its origins can be traced back to the Middle Ages. The Montenegrin Mountain Hound is a loyal and devoted companion, and it makes an excellent family pet.

Appearance: The Montenegrin Mountain Hound has a strong, muscular body with a long tail and short legs. Its coat is short and dense, usually white or cream in color with black markings on its head, chest, and legs. Its ears are long and floppy, while its eyes are dark brown or black in color.

Lifespan: The average lifespan of the Montenegrin Mountain Hound is between 10-12 years when properly cared for.
Size: The average size of the Montenegrin Mountain Hound ranges from 18-22 inches tall at the shoulder when fully grown.
Weight: The average weight of the Montenegrin Mountain Hound ranges from 40-60 pounds when fully grown.
Colors: The most common colors for this breed are white or cream with black markings on its head, chest, and legs.
Personality: The Montenegrin Mountain Hound is an intelligent breed that loves to please its owners. It has a gentle nature but can be stubborn at times if not properly trained or socialized early on in life. This breed loves to explore new places but also enjoys spending time with its family members as well as other dogs it knows well.
Friendliness towards other dogs/animals/children: This breed gets along well with other animals if they have been properly socialized from an early age; however they may be wary around strangers until they get to know them better over time. They also tend to get along very well with children if given proper training from an early age as well as plenty of love and attention throughout their lives together!
Temperament: This breed has a calm temperament but can become protective if it feels threatened or provoked by another animal or person; however this behavior should not be encouraged as it could lead to aggression towards others if not corrected quickly enough by their owners!
Health: Generally speaking this breed does not suffer from any major health issues; however like all breeds they should still receive regular checkups at their vet’s office in order to ensure that any potential problems are caught early on before they become more serious issues down the line!
Adaptability level & Benefits as pets : This breed adapts very easily to new environments due to their intelligence level; however they do require plenty of exercise in order for them stay healthy both mentally and physically! They make great family pets due to their loyalty towards their owners as well as being good natured around children when given proper training from an early age!


The Montenegrin Mountain Hound is a large breed of dog that was developed in Montenegro. The breed is thought to be a cross between the Balkan Hound and the Istrian Shorthaired Hound. The Montenegrin Mountain Hound is a large, powerful dog with a strong hunting instinct. The breed is known for its ability to track and hunt down large game such as deer, bear, and wild boar. The Montenegrin Mountain Hound was once the most popular hunting dog in Montenegro but the breed almost became extinct during World War II. After the war, the breed became popular again and is now one of the most popular hunting dogs in Montenegro.

The Montenegrin Mountain Hound is recognized as a separate breed by the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) and by the United Kennel Club (UKC). The ancestry of the Montenegrin Mountain Hound is unknown but the breed is thought to be a cross between the Balkan Hound and the Istrian Shorthaired Hound.