• Hunts with its nose; works instinctively in packs; has a melodious bark, and is not afraid of brambles. 
  • Has great endurance, is placid, and never aggressive. 
  • Its strong will and stubbornness are legendary. 
  • A skilled pack hound trailing small and medium sized game (including rabbit, hare, wild boar and deer). 
  • Affectionate and gentle. 
  • A prized family friend, but needs firm training. 
  • It needs space and lots of exercise.
  • Does not tolerate solitude or heat very well. 
  • Requires regular brushing and attention to the ears and eyes. 
  • Hunting dog; Companion dog