Tyrolean Hound: characteristics of the dog breed, photo, character, rules of care and maintenance


  • Country of origin: Austria
  • The size:
  • Growth:
    42–50 cm
  • The weight:
    18–23 kg
  • Age:
    10–15 years
  • FCI breed group:
    Hounds, bloodhounds and related breeds
  • Brief information

  • Possess excellent working qualities;
  • Unpretentious;
  • Get along well with family members.
  • Origin story

    Tyrolean hounds (Tyrolean Brakki) are one of the most popular hunting breeds in Austria, they were bred in the mountainous area, in Tyrol, hence the name. Animals have been selected for centuries not for their looks, but for their hunting skills, endurance, intelligence, and devotion to their owners. And now the Tyrolean hounds can boast of an excellent sense of smell, the ability to work in the mountains, including in the glacier zone. These dogs can chase wounded animals for hours, alerting the owner with a ringing voice about how the hunt is going. The Celtic hounds are considered the ancestors of the Tyrolean Bracci. The breed has been known since the 16th century, but it was purebred breeding, with selection, including in appearance, that began in 1860. Already by 1896, the first standard was drawn up, and in 1908 the breed received official recognition .

    Tyrolean Hound: characteristics of the dog breed, photo, character, rules of care and maintenance


    The standard describes typical members of the breed as muscular, wiry dogs of medium size. At the same time, the length of the body of the Tyrolean Brakki is greater than the height of the animals at the withers. Head with a moderately broad skull, a well-defined stop and a muzzle crowned with a black nose. The eyes of the hounds are large, rounded and dark in color. Ears hanging, rounded at the ends. Paws straight and strong. One of the features of this breed is a dense, thick wool with a wellexpressed undercoat and a rather rude spine, which allows the Tyroles hound not to be afraid of frost. The color is allowed by the standard red or black with red tan. The skin of the hounds is decorated with white marks on the neck, front of the chest, paws. Moreover, the lack of white in color is not considered a disadvantage.


    Tyrolya marriages smart, easily trained and friendly dogs. They get along very well with the owner and members of his family. Among the disqualifying vices, the standard calls cowardice and aggression, which means that breeders are rejected from breeding dogs with such behavior.


    Marriage beautiful hunting dogs that do not need special care. Everything is standard: handle the nails and ears as needed, comb the hair with a stiff brush.


    Their strong hunting instinct and need for prolonged physical activity should be taken into account. Tyrolean hounds are better suited for keeping in a country house. With cats and small pets it is better not to keep together.


    The cost of a puppy will depend both on the pedigree, physical data and prospects, as well as on what results his parents showed at exhibitions and hunting trials.

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