Breed Organization United Kennel Club Website: http://www.ukcdogs.com Native Country Austria Other Names Styrian Roughhaired Mountain Dog, Steirischer Rauhaarige Hochgebirgsbrack, Steirische Rauhhaarige, Wirehair Styrian Mountain Dog, Steirische Rauhhaarbracke, Styrian Coarse-haired Hound Life Expectancy Approximately 11-12 Years Litter Size No Information Available Breed Group FCI Scenthounds
Breed Appearance The Styrian Coarse-haired Hound is a medium sized hound with a well muscled body and a serious expression. The breed
name refers to the coat, which is harsh and rough (although not shaggy). Coat colors are red and fawn; a white mark on the chest may be present.
Breed Description Head: Slightly domed skull. Pronounced stop. Solid, straight muzzle. Fairly tight-lipped. Ears: Not too large, lying flat against the cheeks, covered with fine hair. Eyes: Brown. Body: Solid. Neck strong, not too long. Chest well let-down, broad. Straight, broad back. Sloping croup. Moderate tuck-up. Long
broad back. Long, powerful, slightly slopping croup. Tail: Medium in length, thick at the base, well-furnished with hair, never curled, carried raised loosely in sickle fashion.
Brush on underside. Hair: Harsh, hard, rough. Shorter on the head than on the rest of the body. Coat: Red and pale yellow. White flashings on the chest are allowed. Size: Dog: 47 to 53 cm. (18.5-21 in).Bitch: 45 to 51 cm. (17.5-21 in). Weight: Approx. 18 kg. (40 lb).
History C. Peintinger, a manufacturer in the Austrian province of Styria, created the Styrian Roughhaired Mountain Dog in 1870 by crossing a red
Hanoverian Hound with a roughhaired Istrian Hound.
Behavior This tough-looking dog with a flexible gait and considerable stamina is hardy, active, and resistant to bad weather. With a
strong voice, he is used to force small game but also specializes in blood trailing over rugged, mountainous terrain. He is
affectionate and gentle but is not a companion dog.
Health The breed tolerates extremes of temperature well, and has remained a healthy breed through "refresher breeding".
Advice He needs a firm owner, as well as space, exercise, and he needs regular brushing and
attention to the ears.