Original Name : Alpenländische Dachsbracke
Type : Braccoid
Male size : Ideally, 14½-15 inches
Female size : Ideally, 14 ¼-14 ½ inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Austria
Alpine Dachsbrackes are robust, hardy dogs used to track large hoofed game carrying a wound or as a scenthound on the trail of hares and foxes in the mountains.Never ruffled, these calm, confident dogs are both friendly and alert.
Slightly domed skull, well defined forehead furrow, light occipital protuberance.
Solid, very muscular, elongated.
Ideally, dark deer red with or without occasional black hairs.
Set high, no folding, smooth and broad, hanging, medium length.
Set high, strong at the base, longer hair on the underside (brush tail).
Very dense top coat with thick undercoat, close, covering the whole body.
Crown Prince Rudolph of Habsburg stipulated that his professional huntsmen take Alpine Dachsbrackes with them on hunting trips to Turkey and Egypt in the early 1880’s. As the Alpine Erzegebirge Dachsbracke, the breed became the third scenthound to be recognized in Austria in 1932. The name was shortened in 1975 and the F.C.I. recognized Austria as its native country, placing it in its group 6 (Scenthounds and related Breeds) in 1991.These sturdy hunting dogs are short-legged but robustly built, with well developed bones and firm muscles.
Dogs closely resembling Alpine Dachsbrackes have reportedly been used all the way back to Antiquity.