The Tyrolean Hound is a medium-sized, strong-built hound with well-developed musculature.
Harmoniously built, the Tyrolean Brachet is a little longer than it is tall.
Its silhouette can therefore be inscribed in a rectangle.
The Brachet Tyrolien breed is very old.
Descended from the Celtic Hound, it was one of Emperor Maximilian I’s favorite hunting dogs in the early 16th century.
The first pure breedings of Brachet Tyrolien began around 1860 in its region of origin, the Austrian Tyrol.
Its first standard was developed in 1896 and its official recognition was endorsed 12 years later. In 1944 it was decided to no longer include the small variety in its standard.
The Brachet Tyrolien breed was definitively recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) on October 8, 1954.
- hair: double (presence of undercoat) and dense
- color: fawn (red, deer red to red-yellow), black and tan (black coat with tan markings on the limbs, chest, belly and head) or tricolor (black and tan with white markings on the chest , belly, feet and limbs).
- head: the skull is wide, dry, slightly domed.
- stop is marked.
- nose is black, the muzzle medium high and straight.
- ears: quite wide, high attachment, rounded towards their end.
- eyes: rather large and dark brown in color.
- body: slightly longer than high.
- withers well out, the back straight and fairly broad, the croup slightly sloping and long.
- The chest well down and the belly slightly raised.
- tail: long, tied high.
- Ideally in brush with a close coat, carried high when the dog is in action.
Behavior with others
The Tyrolean Brachet has all the qualities of a hunting dog, excelling when it comes to forcing hare and foxes, but also looking for blood to find any type of game in the forest or in the mountains.
Endowed with a very keen sense of smell and a remarkable sense of direction, the Tyrolean Hound is passionate, enduring and autonomous in hunting action.
Although docility is not its strong point, this dog has a well-balanced temperament.
At home, he is very attached to his master and his family. His natural alertness makes him a pretty decent keeper.
Education… It is essential to ensure that the dog is introduced to the recall early enough.
Like any hunting dog, the Tyrolean Hound is not particularly docile and therefore requires firm and early training. However, we will not seek the balance of power, but simply to inculcate the basic educational rules.
The Tyrolean Hound is a healthy dog.
Robust and resistant, it has no particular predisposition to disease.
Its double coat gives it fairly good protection against cold and bad weather.
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