The Istrian Coarse-haired Hound has strong, robust bones. With a severe expression, he gives the deceptive impression of a dark, taciturn animal. His somewhat shaggy appearance was the cause of his near disappearance, as he is physically repulsive to some because of his rough coat. However, his deceptive appearance hides a wonderful character and very beautiful qualities.
Between 45 and 58 cm (17.72 to 22.83 inches) for the male
Between 45 and 58 cm (17.72 to 22.83 inches) for the female
Between 16 and 24 kg (35.27 to 52.91 pounds) for the male
Between 16 and 24 kg (35.27 to 52.91 pounds) for the female
His coat is white with orange spots, more or less large, on the body and often at the beginning of the tail. His ears are generally orange.
His hair is straight, hard and spiky. It is usually between 5 and 10 cm (2 to 4 inches) long.
His head has a domed skull and a slightly accentuated stop. His large eyes are dark. His slender ears are well set on the cheeks and tend to widen towards the middle. His nose is black. His tail is rather long and reaches the hock.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 6, section 1 and is #152