Latvian Hound

Other names

Estnischer Laufhund

Life expectancy

12 years

Age adult

20 months

Height (Shoulder height)

48 cm


20 kg

Coat texture

short-haired / smooth / dense

Coat color

black with loh colored markings

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Food expenses per month in €

about € 52

Suitable for children

Rather not

Needs a garden

Rather not

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather yes

First dog suitable

Rather yes

Allergy friendly

Rather not


Very atletic


Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Low grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


active / clingy / likes hunting / loyal / flexible, adaptable / likes to work

Bred for


Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Dog type according to FCI

not FCI approved

FCI description

Not FCI Approved

Short description

The Latvian Hound is one of the smallest hounds and is mostly used as a bloodhound. This breed likes to be taken everywhere, and is very adaptable to any environment.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.