UPDATE! Very, very early on April 4, Hannah delivered ELEVEN puppies--we had expected eight. All the eight we expected have been spoken for, but we now have a few puppies available! All these puppies are healthy, hungry and mobile, while Mom is grinning happily AS she licks them and nurses them. see their photos on their new page.
If you are interested, please do not delay--our experience is that like the eight we expected, these puppies will be spoken for very quickly. Our puppies stay with both parents, in our home until they are twelve weeks old, so they should be available in late June. Living with us, they will HAVE RECEIVED BASIC TRAINING, be well socialized, CRATE TRAINED and at least partially HOUSE trained by that time. Our contact information is shown below if you'd like more information.
Introduction to Transylvanian Hounds and California Transylvanians
Join us in rescuing an entire breed, not just one puppy--and not any breed, but an ancient breed that dates from 800AD, a breed that was nearly exterminated by a 1947 Communist edict that specifically targeted this breed. There are now less than one thousand Transylvanian Hounds remaining, nearly all in their native Transylvania and Hungary. They are great dogs, but there are so few that their future as a breed is in doubt.
What makes these Hounds worth saving? They are an ancient breed, virtually unknown outside their native land and relatively unchanged in over a thousand years, unlike so many breeds today. They are bred to hunt but at home they are very mellow. They are still used today to hunt wild boar in Transylvania, but at home they are warm, affectionate and easy-going, even with kids and cats.
The Transylvanian Hound forms a strong and lasting personal attachment with a human. The dogs learn quickly and excel at recognizing patterns—they may bark at the mailman the first time, but not after that, and these hounds do not howl.
They are cautious—they don’t charge into danger—but they are courageous when the need arises. And they are intelligent, beautiful, clean-lined animals who thrive in heat as well as cold.
Contact us at email@example.com, on Facebook contact Maria Giannelli, or call us at 925-210-1212. For more information and photos, see the Transylvanian Hound Club page on Facebook.