During the 1800's, this powerful hunter's popularity was slowly declining in favor of other breeds and by the turn of the century only a handful of dogs survived. Some believe that the Bosnian Short-Coated Hound influenced many European hunting breeds, in particular the foxhounds and bloodhounds of France and Britain. There were reports of possible revival efforts in the late 1980's, but the Yugoslavian civil wars of the following decade effectively put an end to those plans. Even today, litters of the Bosnian Barak sometimes contain a number of short haired puppies, showing the remnants of the great Bosnian Foxhound breed.
The coat is flat and short, traditionally fawn in colour with a black "saddle" on the back, with or without white markings. Average height is around 23 inches.