Alpine Dachsbracke

Thinking about purchasing an Alpine Dachsbracke? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Alpine Dachsbracke breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.

Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis.

Fundamental requirements for a being a good Alpine Dachsbracke owner;

Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Alpine Dachsbracke and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.

Questions you may want to ask an Alpine Dachsbracke Breeder:

It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Alpine Dachsbracke and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."

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Alpine Dachsbracke Breed Profile

Coming from the alp lands of Austria, the Alpine Dachsbracke is used for deer hunting, tracking fox and hare and for retrieving wounded prey. Developed from old hardy breeds to work rough terrain, the Alpine Dachsbracke was first recognized as a breed in the 1880's. Their body is rectangular shaped, with strong, but short legs.  This breed is able to work in high-altitude, cold conditions.  It is a slow-moving, cold-trail scent finder. It is known for endurance, stamina, energy and is very dedicated in following the trail.  It is usually not kept as a household companion, but rather as a hunter and gamekeeper dog.

Other Names: Alpenlandische Dachstracke

Height: 14 - 15 in.
33-40 pounds

Color: Deep red with black tips, black and tan; any white is undesirable
Close fitting, coarse, 1" in length

Temperament: Solid, robust hunting temperament - focused and dedicated.
With Children:
- Low

Special Skills: Excellent hunter; able to follow cold scent trails of deer or other animals.

Watch-dog: Low, except when watching and hunting for game

Training: High - Easily trainable to hunt game and smaller animals
Learning Rate:
High for hunting

Country of Origin: Developed in the Austrian Alps

Alpine Dachsbracke History:  Developed as a short-legged hound for tracking and hunting capabilities in the high altitude of the Alps of Austria.  The Austrian version of this breed is a little bigger than the German relative, the Westphalian.  The breed has a normal hound body, but with short legs, not curved. He was developed from indigenous Austria hounds. 

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