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The Balkan Hound is a pack hunting dog breed used in Yugoslavia. It is red or tan with a black saddle, neck and cranium and red or tan face. Its head is flat and sloping, its muzzle pointed, with drop ears of the usual hound type. The Balkan Hound stands 17 to 21 inches (43-53 cm) in height and weighs about 44 pounds (20 kg). It is smooth-coated and coarse-haired. Described as pleasant natured and obedient, the breed is thought to descend from dogs left in the Balkan region by the Phoenicians in ancient times.
Recognised by the FCI (Group 6, Breed 150), who have recently changed their official designation of this breed to the Serbian Hound.