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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Hound group.

Weight:

Approximately 20 kg.

Height:

Approximately 42-50 cm.

Color(s):

This breed comes in fawn, black and tan, and tricolour varieties.

Coat:

The Tyrolean Hound has a fairly thick top coat with an undercoat and prominent culottes on its thighs.


Overview

Character:

Tyrolean Hounds are active and energetic working dogs. Known for their keen noses, these hounds are often kept as hunting dogs but are also affectionate companions.

Country of Origin:

Austria.

History:

This breed, used by Emperor Maximilian I around the year of 1500, likely descended from Celtic hounds. Long used for tracking game and hunting animals such as fox and hare, the Tyrolean Hound was selectively bred starting in 1860. Nearly 50 years later, in 1908, this breed was officially recognized for the first time.

Name:

Additional names for this breed include Tinolen Bracke, Austrian Brachet and Tyroler Bracke.

Temperament:

The Tyrolean Hound is a very versatile hunting dog that works well both in the forest and in the mountains. In addition to being highly skilled, Tyrolean Hounds are very even-tempered.


Care

Training:

Tyrolean Hounds are relatively easy to train, especially for hunting and tracking.

Activity:

This breed is very active and requires plenty of exercise every day.

Ownership:

Tyrolean Hounds are primarily hunting dogs and require plenty of space and exercise. However, these even-tempered dogs can also be very affectionate companions. Tyrolean Hounds require regular brushing in order to maintain the health and appearance of their coats.


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