Breed Organization Federation Cynologique International (FCI) Website: http://www.fci.be/?lang=en Native Country Austria Other Names Austrian Brachet, Tiroler Bracke, Tinolen Bracke Life Expectancy No information available. Litter Size No litter information available. Breed Group Scenthounds
Breed Appearance The Tyrolean Hound is an ultimate hunter that is usually hunted singly. This breed would love nothing more than to be with its master on
the mountains and to do what it was expressly developed for… to hunt. However, this breed is intelligent and easy going. It has a lively and energetic
personality. These qualities make this breed fit well to home life.
Breed Description Head: Wide. Broad, slightly domed skull. Pronounced stop.
Straight muzzle. Short lips. Ears: Set on high, wide, rounded at the tips. Eyes: Round, dark brown. Body: Slightly longer than it is tall. Well-knit neck without
dewlap. Pronounced withers. Well-domed, moderately wide, well
let-down chest. Slight tuck-up. Broad, long, moderately sloping
croup. Firm, straight back. Tail: Set on high, long. Carried high in action. A brush tail
with dense hair is prized. Hair: Fairly thick, lying close to the body. Pronounced
culottes on the thighs. Undercoat. Coat: Fawn or black and tan, tricolor. Fawn (red to
yellowish-red) or black and tan (black mantle) varieties have
well-defined reddish-tan markings on the legs, chest, abdomen, and
head. Both varieties may have white markings (collar, chest, legs,
and feet). Size: Dog: 44 to 50 cm. (17-20 in).Bitch: 42 to 48 cm.
(16.5-19 in). Weight: Approx. 20 kg (44 lb).
History The Tyrolean Hound is descended from Celtic hounds. Emperor
Maximilian I used this brachet in Tyrol as early as about 1500. The
first standard was established in 1896, and the breed was officially
recognized in 1908.
Behavior This versatile scenthound hunts hare and fox and is used as a
bloodhound. He is well-suited to hunting in the forest or the
mountains. He has a very keen nose, a good voice, and an even
temper. He is an affectionate companion.
Health Being a hunting breed, the dog has the tendency to get extremely muddy and dirty after
it has been on a hunting trip. The dog may also pick up thorns and external parasites. It is necessary to check and clean and even
bathe the dog after it has been hunted. Dogs that are kept as a house companion do not need frequent bathing. Grooming would be as
easy as brushing the dog’s coat once a week.
Advice The Tyrolean Hound needs space and exercise.