Breeders: Transylvanian Hound

The Transylvanian Hound is a natural breed, virtually unknown outside their native land and relatively unchanged in over a thousand years, unlike so many breeds today.  They are bred to hunt but at home they are very mellow.  They are “driving hounds”, meaning they drive game toward the hunter but they do not attack or kill it.  They are still used today to hunt wild boar in Transylvania, but at home they are warm, affectionate and easy-going, even with kids and cats.


The Transylvanian Hound forms a strong and lasting personal attachment with a human.  As a driving hound, this dog becomes your partner.  The dogs learn quickly and excel at recognizing patterns—they may bark at the mailman the first time, but not after that, and these hounds do not howl.

These hounds are cautious—they don’t charge into danger—but they are courageous when the need arises.  And they are intelligent, beautiful, clean-lined animals who thrive in heat as well as cold.

The goals and purposes of this breed standard include: to furnish guidelines for breeders who wish to maintain the quality of their breed and to improve it; to advance this breed to a state of similarity throughout the world; and to act as a guide for judges.

Breeders and judges have the responsibility to avoid any conditions or exaggerations that are detrimental to the health, welfare, essence and soundness of this breed, and must take the responsibility to see that these are not perpetuated.

Any departure from the following should be considered a fault, and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.


If you believe the Transylvanian Hound is the right breed for you, check the link below and learn how to choose the right puppy breeder:

How to find the right breeder for your puppy

In the following links you will find information about the Transylvanian Hound and breeders:

Transylvanian Hound Club Facebook

Transylvanian Hound Club Website

United Kennel Club

California Transylvanian Hounds


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