Old Croatian Sighthounds have a rich history, like most so-called 'aristocratic' breeds. Unlike these other breeds, however, this breed has just managed to claw its way from the brink of extinction. When Croatia was still part of Yugoslavia, these hounds had it tough. They were persecuted outright and nearly didn't make it as a breed. Fortunately, these lovely dogs have made a comeback, and if you own one you will know why. They are intelligent dogs who often won't give up easily. They are also accustomed to wide open spaces where they can run around and hunt, which is why unless you have extensive hunting grounds, you need to keep your Old Croatian Sighthound busy.
Old Croatian Sighthounds have not had the easiest time. During a period of massive economic and political upheaval, they were nearly wiped out as a breed. Only recently have they received help to recover their numbers, but these brave dogs would not be forgotten. If you have the privilege of owning one, be sure to help them become smarter, experience the great outdoors or become the star of their very own calendar. These activities will bring the two of you closer, but it will also create lasting memories. Make sure you have your camera on hand at all times, you'll need a lot of pictures for that calendar!