Bavarian Mountain Hound

The Bavarian Mountain Hound is a German scent hound, used since the middle ages to track wounded game. It is a breed for foresters and game wardens, not for the casual hunter or city dweller. It needs space, exercise, and a job.

It has a broad skull that is strong and elongated. Its ears are medium-length and high-set, and its muzzle broad and solid. Its body is slightly longer than it is tall with a strong back, deep chest and a slight tuck-up. It weighs between 44 and 55 pounds and stands 17 to 20 inches high. The coat of the Bavarian Mountain Hound is short, harsh, thick and shiny. The Bavarian Mountain Hound’s head and ear hair is shorter and finer than the hair on its stomach, legs and tail.

The Bavarian Mountain Hound is a persistent hunter, yet it is calm, quiet and very family-oriented. It is most at ease on rugged terrain, and needs an experienced trainer to hone its hunting instincts.

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Bavarian Mountain Hound

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