Original Name : Brandlbracke Vieräugl
Type : Braccoid
Male size : 19¾-22 inches
Female size : 19-21¼ inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Austria
Austrian Black and Tan Hounds are endowed with a fine nose, giving tongue for hare in particular with great confidence. These dogs are elegant movers that are able to cover a huge amount of ground.
Broad skull, barely defined occipital region.
Well defined withers, long back, slightly arched loins, slightly sloping croup, broad, deep chest.
Black with few clearly defined light or dark tan markings. Two tan markings above the eyes.
Medium length, not too broad, set high, rounded at the tips, falling flat against the cheeks.
Long, gradually tapering, lightly curved, falling at rest.
Smooth, close-fitting, dense, supple with silky sheen.
Austrian Black and Tan Hounds are regarded as the true descendant of the Celtic Hound, although, as with all breeds of remote origins, there is no evidence for the breed until the mid 19th century. That’s because controlled breeding did not commence until then. Nowadays, these are solidly built medium-sized dogs with elongated, supple bodys.
Their awesome aptitudes for hard work in mountainous areas and the plains alike have earned Austrian Black and Tan Hounds a great reputation as scenthounds and bloodhounds.