Bavarian Mountain Hound

Breed stats

Breed group Hound Size Medium Life span Over 10 Years Exercise More than an hour per day Grooming Once a week Coat length Short Coat sheds? Yes
This handsome hound is known as the Bayerische Gebirgsschweisshund in his native Germany.

They are medium sized dogs with quite a long body with a slightly raised rump. The coat is short, thick and shiny and quite harsh. They are black-faced with a fawn or brindle body.

The breed is a cross between the Bavarian Hound and the Hanover Hound and was bred to trail wounded game in the mountains so they are very agile.

They're calm, loyal and brave. Their excellent sense of smell and persistence make them an excellent hunting dog. Loyal to his family and good with children, they can be wary of strangers. Like all hounds, they will go after wildlife, they need plenty of space and a lot of exercise so are well suited to being a working dog.

They need little grooming to maintain their short coats. They have few health problems.


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