Breeds of dogs: Tyrolean Hound

Breeds of dogs: Tyrolean Hound

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Origin, classification and history

Origin: Austria.
F.C.I classification: Group 6 - hounds and dogs by blood trail.

The Tyrolean Hound (Tiroler Bracke) descends, according to experts, from the Celtic Hounds. Emperor Maximilian I used this dog for hunting as early as the 1500s. Only in 1860 did the breeding of this breed begin in Tyrol. The official recognition of the breed by the International Cynological Federation only came in 1908. In the past there was also a small-sized Hound from Tyrol, which was removed from the standard in 1994.

General aspect

It is a medium-sized dog. It has a fairly solid bone structure and a dry muscle, but with excellent tone. Its hair is double and very dense. It is a race of substantially light construction, but of good relations and proportions.


This is the ideal Hound for hunting in the mountains and in the forest. Suitable for all types of terrain. It is used individually as a hare and fox hound, or as a blood-seeking dog to find wounded game. It has a very sensitive sense of smell, which sometimes even really surprises the owner. His temperament is very balanced. He proves to be a passionate hunter, resistant and confident. Friendly, sweet and joyful in the family. Fairly resistant to harsh climates.

Tyrolean Hound (photo

Tyrolean Hound

Tyrolean Hound (photo


- males between 44 and 50 cm
- females between 42 and 48 cm.

Trunk: light, with straight back, chest of right size in relation to the general mass, croup of moderate length.
Head and muzzle: typical hound. Sufficiently large skull and muzzle of good proportions. Tense lips.
Black truffle.
Teeth: scissor bite. Complete set of teeth.
Neck: with good insertion, sufficiently robust.
Ears: they are wide, attached high, rounded at the end.
Eyes: they are large, not sunken in the orbit, with dark brown iris.
Limbs: straight, straight, with fairly solid bone structure and dry muscles. Feet of right proportions.
Shoulder: well inclined.
Pace: easy and loose.
Musculature: sufficiently developed, dry.
Tail: attached high, at least long up to the point of the hock; when the dog is excited it is carried high.
Skin: well adherent to the body in all its parts. Soft.
Hair: double, dense, coarse more than fine, with undercoat.
Allowed colors: fawn or black-tan (can also be tricolor). For the fulva variety the colors red, deer red, yellow red are admitted, while a too light yellow color is not sought. For the black and tan variety, the coat must be black with tan spots generally not well delimited on the limbs, bib, abdomen, head. For both varieties you can have white spots such as collar, on the bib and in the sternal region, on the feet and limbs.
Most common defects: prognathism, enognatism, incorrect movement, lack of premolars, monorchidism, cryptorchidism, non-standard sizes, colors not allowed by the standard, clear eye, badly worn ears, depigmented truffle, shiny or shaggy hair, long hair, long hair on the head, aggressive character or fearful, tail too long or too short.

curated by Vinattieri Federico -

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