The Transylvanian Hound is a large breed with a short black and tan coat. Although many people believe dogs with short coats have less hair and therefore shed less than other dogs, but this simply isn’t true! Short coats often shed quite a bit so if allergies are a factor in deciding on your pup, you might want to pick a different breed. They are, however, less maintenance than longer coats and you don’t have to brush them quite as much.
They are watchdogs and will bark to let you know if something is amiss around your home, but they aren’t guard dogs. That’s an important distinction because it means although they might bark, they’re unlikely to bite!
The Transylvanian Hound – A Big Dog That Needs Training
They love their family and are also great with kids. Due to their size, however, it’s important to set boundaries. Make sure they know how to act around kids and, perhaps just as importantly, make sure your kids know how to act with the dog. Although the Transylvanian Hound is a gentle dog who loves people, any dog will snap if pushed hard enough. They also tend to be great with strangers, and very sociable. Make sure you give them plenty of socialization to help them live up to their full potential.
They have very high energy levels. You’ll have to find ways to get this energy out, and they often don’t do well in apartments. A fenced-in backyard is a good idea, though you’ll still have to take them for walks. If you don’t, they might become destructive as they start trying to find outlets for that energy on their own. As long as you train them well and give them good exercise, they’ll be the best doggo and a breed you quickly love.