Bavarian Mountain Hound
Germany FCI 217 . Leash (scent) Hounds

Bavarian Mountain Hound

The Bavarian Mountain Hound is very suspicious of strangers, I am calm and balanced with its owner.

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History

The Bavarian Mountain Hound it is a medium sized hunting dog. He is a highly developed specialist, but at the same time versatile in hunting. Tracking work is his specialty. Domina la búsqueda y la caza y especialmente el rastreo. On the trail, keep track of an injured animal. Fast and infallible dog work is crucial to reduce the suffering of the prey.

The Bavarian Mountain Hound dates back to ancient dog breeds. These hounds are also called “Bracken”. For hunting, which was an important way of life for our ancestors for thousands of years, dogs with a particularly good sense of smell and an intelligent sense of detection were of great importance. Trace Dogs were also needed to hunt criminals.

For the Teutons a good Scent hound valía más que un caballo. This is attested by a legal text of more than 1000 años de antigüedad, el Lex Baiuwariorum. A document of the year 1459 later attests to Bracken's donation to the Tegrinsee monastery (today Tegernsee) por un conde Kaspar Törring. Already at that time the count systematically raised the Bracken según un libro de cría. The actual Bavarian Mountain Hound also descends from these Bracken.

In 1870 he also grew up Hanoverian Scenthound. This resulted in a modern and versatile helper for the ranger and hunter.. Los perros tenían que distinguirse por su alto rendimiento en la caza. At the same time, they had to cope with the harsh conditions of the mountains. Therefore, no se permitía que las piedras afiladas les molestaran tanto como las tormentas, snow or high demands on your ability to climb. In 1883 took place the first official exhibition of the Bavarian Mountain Hound. In 1912 was founded the Klub für Bayerische Gebirgsschweißhunde, who has since been very successful in caring for these dogs.

After World War II, the genetic bottleneck was worked on by crossing into the Tyrolean hound. Although the breed is very rare, is spread throughout Germany. Su cría está organizada de manera muy responsable. To avoid “cría de élite o de campeónel número de descendientes de un animal de cría se limita a 18 a 20. On the other hand, at least one animal from each litter raised must be reintroduced into the breed if there are no signs of inherited diseases. What's more, la cría sólo se permite con perros que han pasado las pruebas de rendimiento de todos modos. La cría del Bavarian Mountain Hound is a model, a project, de cómo criar perros sanos y fuertes con pedigrí, even with a numerically very small population. Se crían entre 10 and 12 litters with 60 a 80 puppies per year. These go almost only to the professional hands of professional rangers and hunters.

Photo: Bavarian Mountain Hound (name: Zoran Spod Ruskiej Granicy) by Ralf Lotys (Sicherlich), CC BY 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The Bavarian Mountain Hound It is a strong dog, medium-sized, with a height at the withers of about 44 a 52 cm and a weight of 17 a 30 kg. Males, However, they are larger and heavier than females. For your size, has rather short legs. The standard describes its appearance in this way:

A medium sized dog, harmonious, light, very agile and muscular. The body is slightly longer than tall, slightly raised from behind; leans on legs not too high. The head is carried horizontally or somewhat erect, tail horizontal or slanted down.

The coat must be dense, smooth, moderately rough, low gloss. The standard requires the following colors:

Dark red, deer red, Red brown, yellowish red, also pale yellow (even sand color); reddish gray like the winter hair of the red deer, also brindle or dark flecked.
In the back, the basic color is generally more intense. Muzzle and ears dark.
The tail is almost always dotted dark. A small, clear spot is allowed on the chest (hound star).

The meaning is: The colors must camouflage the dog in its hunting work and not give it away, for example with large white marks.

Character and skills

The Bavarian Mountain Hound is a thoroughbred hunting dog with wide awake senses, but without nervousness. As long as you don't have a smell in your nose, impresses with a thoughtful nature, quiet and extremely gentle, that radiates pure slowdown for us humans. The official standard describes its nature as follows: “Calm and balanced; affectionate with his owner, reserved with strangers. What is required is a stable dog, self-confident, fearless and easy to handle, ni tímido ni agresivo”.

The Bavarian Mountain Hound it is a very capable working dog that performs its tasks conscientiously and with the utmost dedication. Tiene un fuerte instinto de búsqueda y es un maestro del rastreo. Exploring nature with him is, therefore, a very special experience and happiness. The Bavarian Mountain Hound, professionally managed, it is also a very good family dog ​​with a gentle nature.

Fitness

One Bavarian Mountain Hound no es un perro de compañía para la ciudad o para los paseos en la naturaleza, even if they are daily. Not a dog for the home, but a professional hunting dog who wants and needs the job. Otherwise, his attitude is completely undemanding. Therefore, lo ideal sería que viviera en una casa al borde del bosque o en el campo con un jardín.

The Bavarian Mountain Hound wants and can go out in all climates. The standard provides information on the conditions of its maintenance:

“In keeping with your hunting purpose as a cloven-hoof tracking specialist, the Bavarian Mountain Hound debe poseer todas las cualidades que se le exigen para ser útil en un seguimiento difícil. Utility must be proven by appropriate performance tests”.

Education “Bavarian Mountain Hound”

The Bavarian Mountain Hound is a very friendly and eager to learn four legged friend, that makes it easier for its owner to train and work with him. Porque quiere y necesita esta guía. But it is not a dog that awaits orders from its owner. Dado que los perros son admitidos en la cría desde hace muchas generaciones sólo si han dominado muchas pruebas de rendimiento exigentes, your level of training is extremely high. This is at the same time an obligation for the leadership of this dog. Because you need the hunting job, where it feels good. Su elemento es el trabajo de búsqueda. Aquí lo ha llevado a un dominio absoluto, you also need to live. However, you should take this into account if you are playing with the idea of ​​sharing your life with a Bavarian Mountain Hound as not a hunter.

Care and health

The breed is very easy to care for. Brushing once in a while is enough.

Enfermedades típicas de la raza:

Hereditary diseases are not known.

Nutrition / Food

The Bavarian Mountain Hound is undemanding in his diet.

Life expectancy

The Bavarian Mountain Hound has a life expectancy of about 12 years.

For sale “Bavarian Mountain Hound”

If you are looking for a dog of this breed, you should contact a breeder affiliated with the Club Bávaro del Bavarian Mountain Hound well in advance of your planned purchase. As a rule, dogs are only handled by rangers or hunters. From time to time, However, it may happen that a dog is looking for another place. Pero entonces deberías ser capaz y estar dispuesto a darle condiciones de vida que puedan ser un sustituto de su forma de vida apropiada para su especie. A puppy of this breed costs about 1500 EUR.

Characteristics "Bavarian Mountain Hound"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Bavarian Mountain Hound" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Images "Bavarian Mountain Hound"

Photos:

1 – Bavarian Mountain Hound, female and male by Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – “Bavarian Mountain Hound” by Wikimedia
3 – A Bavarian Mountain Scenthound by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Bavarian Mountain Hound during show of dogs in Rybnik – Kamień, Poland by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – Kafka und Frodo beim ersten Outdoor Treffen und Grillen bei Audigast. Februar 2014. Kafka ist ein Magyar Vizsla und Frodo ein Bayerischer Gebirgsschweißhund by Andreas Krüger
6 – Bavarian Mountain Hound by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION: 217
  • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
  • Section 2: Trace dogs.. With proof of work..

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 2: Leash (scent) Hounds.
  • AKCGrupo FSS
  • ​KCCazadores
  • UKCScenthounds


FCI breed standard "Bavarian Mountain Hound"

FCIFCI - Bavarian Mountain Hound
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Alternative names:

    1. Bavarian Mountain Scenthound (English).
    2. Chien de recherche au sang de la montagne bavaroise (French).
    3. Bayerischer Gebirgsschweisshund (German).
    4. (em alemão: Bayrischer gebirgsschweisshund) (Portuguese).
    5. Sabueso bávaro de montaña, Rastreador de Baviera (español).
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