Bulgarian Scenthound

The Bulgarian Scenthound (Bulgarian: българско гонче, balgarsko gonche) is a dog breed from Bulgaria.[1][2][3] It originated in the Ludogorie region of northern Bulgaria, and is the most widely distributed smooth-haired hunting dog in Bulgaria.[1] It is a non-standardised breed but conforms to hound body morphology.[2]

Bulgarian Scenthound
Balgarsko Gonche
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A Bulgarian Scenthound
Other namesBicolor hound or Ludogorsko gonche[1]
Height Dogs 49-58 cm[2]
Bitches 47-58 cm[2]
Kennel club standards
BRFK standard
Dog (domestic dog)

The native breeds of the Balkans that are its closest relatives are the Greek Harehound, Serbian Hound, and the Transylvanian Hound.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Hristov, Peter; Radoslavov, Georgi; Gadjev, Dimitar; Teofanova, Denitsa; Marinov, Miroslav (2018-06-27). "Mitochondrial diversity of Bulgarian native dogs suggests dual phylogenetic origin". PeerJ. 6: e5060. doi:10.7717/peerj.5060. PMC 6026455. PMID 29967734.
  2. ^ a b c d "Basic Exterior Characteristics of Bulgarian Scent Hound". 2013. doi:10.13002/jafag683. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ Basic head exterior characteristics of Bulgarian scent Hound. 5th International scientific–practical conference Conversation of animal diversity and wildlife. (Urosevic, Milivoje & Drobnjak, Darko. (2019). [Zaštita agrobiodiverziteta i očuvanje autohtonih rasa domaćih ţivotinja.]

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