Russian piebald hound

 

Russian Piebald Hound

FCI non-recognized breed

Conventional classification : FCI Group 6: Scent hounds and related breeds

Section 1.1. : Large-sized hounds

Utilization: working in a flock while big game hunting, especially the wolf, but also for hunting in pairs and alone after a fox, a jackal, and a hare.

The Russian piebald hound was bred in Russia in the first half of XIX century by  mixing of bloods of foxhounds and deer hounds to local hounds.

In the late XIX - early XX century the work on the breed creation got focused. The aim of this work was to obtain elegant, hardy, of sturdy build hound, that would be visible in the forest, evil to the wolf, but friendly in the pack. This new breed had to preserve the best qualities of a russian hound - a strong and musical voice, intuition and persistence.

The first breed standard was approved in 1925 as the standard of English-Russian hound. Since then, the breed has developed on its own - without any admixture of extraneous blood. In the following periods, the Standard was changed and its present name - Russian Piebald Hound – was given to the breed in 1947.

As a result of many years of work a modern type of Russian Piebald Hound has appeared. The dogs of this breed are perfect hounds in the flock while big game hunting, especially the wolf, but also for hunting in pairs and alone after a fox, a jackal, and a hare.