|2012, Cilt 28, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 111-115|
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|Basic exterior characteristics of Serbian Yellow Hound in Southern Serbia|
|Darko Drobnjak1, Milivoje Uroševıć1, Yusuf Ziya Oğrak2, Dragutin Matarugić3|
|1International Cynology Judge, Center for Preservation of Indigenous Breeds, Belgrade, Serbia
2Department of Animal Husbandry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
3Faculty of Agriculture, Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia
|Keywords: Hounds, standardization, population, exterior characteristics|
Aim: This study was carried out to determine the basic exterior characteristics of Serbian Yellow Hounds in southern Serbia.
Materials and Methods: Research was conducted through measuring of exterior on 37 Serbian yellow hounds (20 males and 17 bitches) aged 1-9 years. Six exterior parameters (height at withers, body length, head length, skull length, nozzle length, chest circumference) were measured.
Results: In males and bitches of the Serbian Yellow Hounds, average height at withers was 52.41±0.71 cm, average body length was 60.91±0.68 cm, average head length was 23.53±0.24 cm, average skull length was 12.03±0.17 cm, average nozzle length was 11.53±0.15 cm, and average chest circumference was 64.15±0.97 cm, respectively. When the measurements were separately evaluated as male and bitch of the dogs, differences between the genders were statistically significant (p<0.05) for all measurement except for nozzle length. Dogs are classified according to their age, differences between young (≤1 year) and mature (>1 year) dogs were statistically insignificant for all metrics (p>0.05). Correlations among the all measurement values except for between skull length and nozzle length were statistically significant (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Further research of dogs on other mentioned locations in Serbia is necessary and all parameters necessary for standard creation and systematic breeding of Serbian yellow hound must be determined, based on thus obtained data.
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