Original Name : Bayerischer Gebirgsschweißhund
Type : Braccoid
Male size : 18½-20½ inches
Female size : 17½-19 inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Germany
Bavarian Mountain Hounds are calm, well balanced dogs that develop a strong relationship with their master or mistress, while remaining aloof with strangers. Cool, sound and self-assured, Bavarian Mountain Hounds are docile and never timid or aggressive.
Relatively broad, slightly domed skull, with clear rise to the forehead and well developed superciliary arches.
Barely defined withers, flowing transition from neck to back, solid, supple back, relatively short, broad, very muscular loins, long, fairly level croup.
Deep red, deer red, reddish brown, tan. Also clear fawn to biscuit color, reddish gray like the winter coat of a deer, also brindled or mottled with black.
A little over medium length, reaching no farther than the nose.
Medium length, reaching no farther than the hock, set high and carried level or hanging.
Dense, flat, close, moderately harsh to the touch, little gloss.
Of medium size, well proportioned, rather light but very mobile and muscular, Bavarian Mountain Hounds have a slightly rectangular body, which is a little higher at the rear, founded on legs that are not too long. The head is carried level or slightly upturned, the tail level or slanting downward. A long tradition of controlled breeding has produced a wonderful workmate for hunters and gamekeepers.
All tracking and leash hounds are descended from primitive hunting dogs or Bracke. These purebreds have a piercing voice and a very well developed sense of smell on the hunt, following the trail of game of any size with great reliability. The most dependable, perseverant dogs were originally selected from the pack to be used on the leash to pick up the trail of wounded game.