Meet the Tatra Hound, the world's newest breed of dog

The New Tatras Hound and Other Hybrid Dogs We Love
The New Tatras Hound and Other Hybrid Dogs We Love


A new breed of dog had its first litter of puppies.

The Tatra Hound (also called Tatras Hound), a mix of Dachshund and Slovak Hound, has been in the breeding stages for two years. Breeders believe they have finally reached perfection.

The mother to the short-legged, long-bodied animal gave birth to her first litter this week, according to AFP.

The black and brown puppies are bred for hunting and intelligence, according to a website detailing the breeder's work.

They grow to a height of about 16 inches, but are longer in the torso.

Tatra Hounds are very intelligent but mild-mannered. They are also said to be fearless.

The canines are said to display exceptional courage when faced with wild boars and other large, aggressive animals.

It is not known if the adorable pups will be made available for pets in the near future.

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