Country/Date of Origin: Yugoslavia/19th Century
There are many fine trailing hounds from the Istrian region of the former Yugoslavia. They are referred to as Gonic (hound). Legs, which are longer than are usual in a foxhound type dog, help the Gonic traverse the rugged mountain slopes of its homeland. The Gonic is used alone or in a pack to trail hare, fox and roebuck.
The Istrian Gonic comes in two coat varieties. The rough-haired is called the Ostrodiaki. The smooth coated is called the Kratkodiaki. The smooth haired dog is about a half inch smaller than the rough.
FCI Group: 6 (Hound)