LITHUANIAN HOUND

COUNTRY: USSR
HEIGHT: 21-24 inches
COAT: Short and glossy
COLOR: Black with dapples
GROUP: Hound

The Lithuanian Hound is a rare, medium-size hunting dog; it is sturdy and heavily-boned with a short coat, glossy black with little white, brown, and tan markings . The dog is robust, sleek but with muscular proportions, and the long tail is naturally low. The head is large, chest is broad, deep and low. Ears are long with rounded tips, and hang close to cheeks. Neck is quite long and strong with no dewlap. The feet are strong and round, with compact toes, helping it be a fast, very agile, and determined pursuer. The Lithuanian hound has been traditionally used to hunt hare, fox, and boar.