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The Purebred Transylvanian Hound

Information and Pictures

The right side of a large black with tan Transylvanian Hound dog standing across a carpeted surface, it has a dog chew in its mouth and it is looking forward.

Annie (short for Annika Ready for Bear) the Transylvanian Hound at 1 year old—"Foxpaw Farms, Annie's breeder, is one of very few Transylvanian Hound breeders in the USA. Annie is a tall Transylvanian Hound. The main difference is the length of the dogs' legs. These dogs are rare outside of Hungary, and were bred to hunt bear, boar and wolf. They are also used as guard dogs. Annie is sweet, energetic, fierce, loyal and fearless. She loves to squeak and toss her toys and is self-entertaining."

Other Names
  • Copoi Ardelenesc
  • Erdelyi KopĆ³
  • Long-legged variety Transylvanian Hound
  • Hungarian Hound
  • Short-legged variety Transylvanian Hound
  • Transylvanian Scent Hound

Tran-syl-va-nia Haund


The short coat of the Transylvanian Hound comes in a tricolor of black, tan and white, a tricolor of red, black and white or black and tan or red and white.


The Transylvanian Hound is intelligent, friendly, playful and brave. Good spirited, yet stubborn and determined. The breed has an animated personality that is full of life. This lean muscular dog is an exellent hunter that can adapt to a lot of different terrains.

Height, Weight

Height: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm)
Weight: 55 pounds (25 kg)

Health Problems

Fairly healthy breed

Living Conditions

The Transylvanian Hound is not recommended for apartment life unless you plan on giving the dog a lot of daily exercise. They are relatively inactive indoors and will do best with at least a large yard.


This breed needs vigorous daily exercise is needed, which includes a long walk each day. Does best with an active family. Will do well with a job to do.

Life Expectancy

About 10-14 years

Litter Size

About 6-12 puppies


An occasional brushing will do. In order to keep the ears clean and infection-free, regular attention is a must.


Hungary and Romania



  • ACA = American Canine Association Inc.
  • AKC/FSS = American Kennel Club Foundation Stock Service® Program
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
The back left side of a black with tan Transylvania Hound dog laying out across grass and there is a rope toy in front of it.

Annie (short for Annika Ready for Bear) the Transylvanian Hound at 9 months old

The right side of a black with tan Transylvania Hound puppy is laying across a tiled floor and it is looking to the right.

Annie (short for Annika Ready for Bear) the Transylvanian Hound at 6 months old