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Deutsche Bracke

Deutsche Bracke


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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 1955.

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 firm training.

Health
No specific diseases or claims of extraordinary health have been documented for this breed.

Advice
He needs space and exercise and requires regular brushing.

Function
Hunting Dog, Companion Dog.

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