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Steirische Rauhhaarbracke

Steirische Rauhhaarbracke

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Breed Organization
United Kennel Club
Native Country
Other Names
Styrian Roughhaired Mountain Dog, Steirischer Rauhaarige Hochgebirgsbrack, Steirische Rauhhaarige, Wirehair Styrian Mountain Dog, Peintinger Bracke, 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).

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.

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.

The breed tolerates extremes of temperature well, and has remained a healthy breed through "refresher breeding".

He needs a firm owner, as well as space, exercise, and he needs regular brushing and attention to the ears.

Hunting Dog.

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