Breed Organization Federation Cynologique International (FCI) Website: http://www.fci.be/?lang=en Native Country Austria Other Names Ostreichische Tan Hound, Brandlbracke, Brackie Life Expectancy Approximately 12-14 Years Litter Size No litter information available. Breed Group Scenthounds
Breed Appearance Because these dogs are extremely courageous and loyal the breed has earned the respect of warriors and royalty. Celtic
myths and legends made mention of the bravery, courage and loyalty of this breed. The Brandlbracke or the Brackie as it was affectionately
called by the hunters is not well known outside Austria although the breed is already recognized by the Federation Cynologique International (FCI).
Breed Description Head: Broad skull. Straight nosebridge. Strong muzzle. Ears: Set on high, medium in length, not too broad, hanging
flat against the cheeks. Eyes: Dark brown. Body: Long. Strong neck. Well-pronounced withers. Chest
broad, well let-down. Long back. Slightly sloping croup. Slight
tuck-up. Tail: Long, gradually tapering, slightly curved. Brush on
underside. Hair: Smooth, very close-lying, dense, tight, about 2 cm in
length. Coat: Black with minimal, clearly defined tan markings ranging
from light to dark fawn. Tan pips above the eyes are required. Size: Dog: 50 to 56 cm. (20-22 in).Bitch: 48 to 54 cm. (19-21
in). Weight: Approx. 20 kg (44 lb).
History The Brandlbracke is considered a true
descendent of Celtic hounds. Similar to Swiss hounds, he hunts
primarily in the mountains. The Austrian Black and Tan Hound belongs
to FCI Group 6 Section 1B (Medium-sized hounds) and is not
well-known outside his native land.
Behavior Solidly built and with a very keen nose, he is an excellent, elegant
runner, has a lovely voice, and tracks hare but is used on all sorts
of game. He is good-natured and makes a fine pet.
Health No health information available.
Advice It is not a dog wanting to be in a city. A suitable home will be in a rural area where the dog will have lots of space
to run unrestricted by a leash. It loves to work.