Russian Scenthound

Life expectancy

10 years

Age adult

36 months

Height (Shoulder height)

70 cm


45 kg

Coat texture

short-haired / smooth

Coat color

reddish-yellow or spotted (tricolor)

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Food expenses per month in €

about € 84

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


friendly / balanced / robust / loyal / independent

Bred for

hunting dog, hound

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Dog type according to FCI

not FCI approved

FCI description

Not FCI Approved

Short description

The Russian Scenthound was used to hunt wolves in pairs and in packs as well. This breed has a very good sense of direction, is fast and has great endurance.

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.