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Transylvanian hound

Transylvania hound.
Transylvania hound.

The ancestors of the Transylvanian Hound came with the invading Magyar tribes in the ninth century, who brought in hounds and crossed them with local varieties and with Polish hounds.

The dog was the favorite of the Hungarian aristocracy during the breed’s peak in the Middle Ages, for hunting various game animals[2] Two height varieties developed to hunt different game in different types of terrain, and both varieties were kept together.[2] The long-legged variety was used for hunting woodland and grassland big game, such as European bison, bear, boar, and lynx.[2] The short-legged variety was used for hunting fox, hare, and chamois is overgrown or rocky terrain.[2]

The breed declined, and was marginalized to the Carpathian woodlands, shrinking with the growth of agriculture and forestry.[2] At the beginning of the twentieth century, the breed was nearly extinct,[2] and not recognized and standardized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) until 1963.[1] In 1968, efforts began to save it.[2] Today, a substantial number of the long-legged variety of the dogs may be found in both Hungary and neighboring Romania.[2] However, only the long-legged variety remains.[2]

The Transylvanian Hound is, naturally, recognized by the national dog breeding and fancier group, the Hungarian Kennel Club (using the FCI breed standard).[3] The breed was recognized with a breed standard by one US-based group, the United Kennel Club (UKC), in 2006.[4] The more prominent American Kennel Club publishes no standard for it,[5] though the organization at least provisionally recognizes its existence, announcing its acceptance in 2015 into the AKC Foundation Stock Service Program, for breeders hoping to establishing it in the United States.[6]. (Wikipedia) 

A list of all the dog breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club:

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