Austrian Grand Brackes

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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 Austrian Grand Brackes 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.

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Austrian Grand Brackes Breed Profile

The Austrian Brackes are known for their hunting skills, especially for hare and fox.  They are also often used as tracking hounds for wounded or dead game.  They originate from hounds that were similar to German hounds.  They are sturdy dogs with high-set, smooth ears.  They are lighter bones than Bavarian breeds.  The head is elegant, straight and wide, carried high and has prominent eyebrows.  This breed is used for working in high altitudes because of it's hardiness.  They are good for silent trailing.

Other Names: Austrian Brandlebracke, Osterreichischer Glatthaariger Bracke, Austrian Smoothhaired Hound

Type: Hunting

Height: 18-23 inches
33-49 pounds

Colors: Black and tan, some read; limited marks on neck, chest and feet
Short, hard and shiny, thick

Temperament:  Focused, reliable, trainable hunters; can stalk silently

Special Skills: Cold scent trailing is this breeds specialty

Training: High - Easily trainable for hunting small game and fox
Learning Rate:
High - for hunting techniques

Living Environment: Best suited for outdoors

County of Origin: Austria
The breed was developed in the 1870's and given official recognition in 1889.  It is known by different names, as listed above and was also called the Peintinger Bracke after it's creator. 

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