Breed Organization United Kennel Club (UKC) Website:
http://www.ukcdogs.com Native Country Germany Other Names German Hound Life Expectancy Approximately 10-12 Years Litter Size No Information Available Breed Group Scenthounds - FCI
Breed Appearance The Deutsche Bracke is a small hound, with long
drop ears and a long narrow tail. It is distinguished by a long,
somewhat narrow head, and a rectangular body, described as
"elegant". The coat has hard, almost bristly, short fur, usually
tricolor (red to yellow with a black mantle), with white markings
called Bracken marks - a white muzzle, chest, legs, collar, and tip
of the tail, and a blaze on the head.
Breed Description Head: Lightweight. Slightly domed skull.
Pronounced stop. Straight nosebridge. Darkly pigmented lips. Ears: Set on fairly far back, wide, long, hanging flat. Eyes: Medium in size. Dark brown. Edge of eyelids pigmented. Body: Robust. Muscular neck. Long, broad chest. Moderate
tuck-up. Straight, well-muscled back. Croup not too long, slightly
sloping. Tail: Long, covered with dense hair (brush), hanging loosely. Hair: 3 to 5 cm long (1 to 2 in), straight, firm, very dense.
Dense undercoat. Coat: Dark reddish-fawn, may be slightly smoky (black tips), or
black and tan. Also allowed: light reddish-fawn or black with
limited or indistinct tan markings. White spots undesirable. Size: Dog: 37 to 38 cm. (14.5-15 in).Bitch: 36 to 37 cm.
(14-14.5 in). Weight: Approx. 20 kg. (44 lb).
History This ancient breed comes from the Sauerland
region of northwestern Germany. Its standard was not written until
Behavior The very hardy and enthusiastic German Hound
hunts hare in the mountains and tracks wounded large game. His
calmness and even temper make him a good companion dog. He needs
Health No specific diseases or claims of extraordinary
health have been documented for this breed.
Advice He needs space and exercise and requires