Lucerne Hound
Suiza FCI 59 . Medium-sized Hounds

Lucerne Hound

The Lucerne Hound is a lively dog, but gentle and docile. Very attached to his master.

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History

The breed was originally bred in the Lucerne area, Switzerland. Already in appearance it is closely related to the dog Bloodhound. It can be assumed that the Small Blue Gascony may also have played a role in the development of the breed: Striking colored coat with speckled pattern suggests this. It is one of the four Swiss Hounds, that have been combined by the FCI under a single breed standard, but they are judged separately in the exhibitions. The other varieties of the breed are:

Physical characteristics

Height at the withers up to 59 cm..
The ears are far back, very large, heavy, bent and turned.
Hair: Short, thick and thick, Fox fur
color: blue, of a combination of black and white hairs, very mottled, with black spots or a black chair.

Character and skills

The Lucerne Hound is a lively dog, but gentle and docile. Very attached to his master.

Like all dogs Swiss hounds, this breed is also relatively small. This is partly due to the fact that environmental conditions in the mountains, where were these dogs born, they are extremely hard, so animals with low energy requirements survived better than larger dogs. The Lucerne Hound used for a wide variety of hunting, from wild boars to deer and hares. Although the dense coat protects the dog from the cold and likes to live outdoors, look for comfort; therefore he feels comfortable in the city, but needs a lot of activity and enough exercise. There is an almost identical breed with shorter legs – the Small Lucerne Hound, one of the varieties of Small swiss hound. It is suitable as a working dog, hunting and company.

Characteristics "Lucerne Hound"

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

Adaptation ⓘ

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Affection Level ⓘ

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Need to exercise ⓘ

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Social Needs ⓘ

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Apartment ⓘ

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Grooming ⓘ

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Barking Tendencies ⓘ

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Health Issues ⓘ

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intelligence ⓘ

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versatility ⓘ

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Watchdog Ability ⓘ

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Playfulness ⓘ

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Videos “"Lucerne Hound"“

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 59
  • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
  • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds. With working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds.
  • UKCScenthounds

FCI breed standard "Lucerne Hound"

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Alternative names:

    1. Lucerne Hound (English).
    2. Courant lucernois (French).
    3. Blausprenkel (German).
    4. Sabujo Lucerna (Portuguese).
    5. Perro sabueso suizo de Lucerna (Spanish).

Varieties of “Swiss hounds”

The four varieties of Swiss Hounds have their own specific hunting characteristics:

– The Bernese Hound, with her beautiful throat (“the howler of the Jura”), demanding, mainly used for hares;
– The “Jura Hound“, an excellent recuperator
– The “Lucerne Hound”, reminiscent of Small Blue Gascony, he is an active and passionate dog that hunts deer very well;
– The “Schwyz Hound”, less widespread outside of Switzerland, is reserved for rabbits and hares.

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