Bavarian Mountain Hound

Bavarian Mountain Hound
Origin Germany
Classification Hound
Height 47-52cm / 18-20in
Weight 23-34kg / 50-75lb
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Exercise High
Easily Trainable Yes
Watchdog Medium
Good with Children Yes
Good with Other Animals No
Indoor / Outdoor Living Indoor
Grooming Twice Weekly
Feeding Normal Diet
Size Medium

Bavarian Mountain Hound Description

The Bavarian Mountain Hound is a handsome breed of dog with a broad and slightly domed head, they are a strong and muscular looking dog. Their muzzle area is wide and its nose is generally black but has been known to be a dark red shade. Bavarian Mountain Hounds have pendant shaped ears which are fairly high set upon the dog’s head and wide their ears are one of the many adorable features of the breed, they are usually a darker colour than the dog’s body and match the muzzle colouration. The tail is generally carried straight out behind the dog or hanging downwards and is medium in its length. Their coat is short but thick and is normally brindle or fawn in colour.

Bavarian Mountain Hound Character

The Bavarian Mountain Hound is essentially a hunting breed and a keen scent tracker so always consider this when out walking, your lovable hound might suddenly vanish after the scent of an animal. They are generally a calm and brave breed though with great agility skills and turn of speed, they can be single-minded but this is coupled with great intelligence. Their energy levels are high and they will require plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. The breed has a high prey drive so it would be advised against having them around small animals, they can be quite a strong dog so caution should be taken around small children.

Please note: This is only a guide.

You must contact a breeder club, read relevant literature and even contact vets to understand the full requirements of this breed.

Please ensure your lifestyle, home and family are suited to this particular breed and you fully understand the requirements needed to give the dog the life it deserves.