Styrian Coarse Haired Hound Dog Breed Information, Images, Characteristics, Health

Basic Information - Styrian Coarse Haired Hound for Sale

Group:
Gun dog
Origin:
Austria
Height Male:
45 - 53 cm17 - 21 inches
Height Female:
43 - 50 cm16 - 20 inches
Weight Male:
15 - 18 kg33 - 40 pounds
Weight Female:
13 - 16 kg28 - 36 pounds
Life Span:
10 - 14 Years
Litter Size:
5 - 7
Size:
Medium dog
Other Names:
Wirehair Styrian Mountain Styrian Rough-Haired Mountain Hound, Peintinger Bracke, Steirische Rauhhaarige Hochgebirgsbracke, the Austrian Coarse-Haired Hound, Steirische Rauhhaarbracke
Colors Available:
red or fawn
Coat:
rough but not shaggy
Shedding:
Moderate
Temperament:
Affectionate, Alert, Courageous, Docile, Gentle, Independent, Intelligent, Lively, Loyal, Quiet, Stubborn
Grooming:
High maintenance
Trainability:
Hard
Hypoallergenic:
No
Kids Friendly:
Yes
New Owners Friendly:
No

History - Styrian Coarse Haired Hound for Sale

styrian coarse haired houndThe Styrian Coarse Haired Hound is a German hound, a medium sized breed that was found to originate in Styria in Austria. It was bred to be a boar hunting scent hound in the mountains. The breed is an Austrian Bracke and one of the largest. In the 1870’s the breed was developed by Karl Peintinger to get a hardy, rough coated hunting dog. Peintinger took the Istrian Hound and an old type scent hound of Hanoverian and continued selective breeding until he got the dog he wanted.

The breed is still used to hunt boar and track wounded animals. They work in high altitudes and rough terrains. They were not created to be companion animals and most of them are still working dogs. They do not make great house or family pets. Because of these circumstances, the breed is rare today.

Sometimes you will see the breed called the Peintinger Bracke after its developer. The Austrian Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1889 and the Federation Cynologique Internationale as a scent hound. The Styrian Coarse Haired Hounds were next recognized in 2006 by the United Kennel Club in North America, but not the AKC – American Kennel Club. There are many smaller kennel clubs and organizations for the breed as well many hunting clubs.

As mentioned, the breed is the largest of the Austrian Brackes. They are one of the three breeds included in the Grand Brackes. The name comes from the fact that all these dogs were developed for hunting in the Austrian mountains. They are pretty much unknown in the rest of the world. They thrive in the harsh climates of the Austrian mountains.

Description - Styrian Coarse Haired Hound for Sale

styrian coarse haired hound puppyThe Styrian Coarse haired Hound is well muscled, medium sized and lithe. They run easily on all types and levels of terrain. Their coat is rough and harsh, giving the breed part of its name. They can tolerate both extremes of the climate temperatures. They are strong and confident dogs wearing a very serious facial expression. These guys are all about the job – the hunt. Their prey drive is extremely high.

Health Problems - Styrian Coarse Haired Hound for Sale

styrian coarse haired hound dogThe breed is fairly healthy and isolated from crossbreeding. They are susceptible to several major conditions.

  • Ear infections – keep them clean as with any dog with hanging ears.

• PRA or Progressive Retinal Atrophy = a group of degenerative, genetic eye diseases the cause blindness over time.

  • Hip Dysplasia – can cause lameness and arthritis.
  • Cancer – can be treated or fatal.
  • Obesity – if they don’t get enough exercise.

• Bloat – most large dogs suffer from this and not so much a medium breed like this one, but it is a condition that their energy levels and work ethics could lead to. Fatal if not treated immediately.

Caring The Pet - Styrian Coarse Haired Hound for Sale

styrian coarse haired hound puppies1Feeding the puppy – Feed this very active breed a high quality dog food for medium sized dogs. Feed puppies 3-4 times a day a total of ¾ to 1 cup.

2.Feeding the adult - feed this very active breed a high quality, high protein diet. Feed the adult 1-2 times a day a total of 1.6 cups of dry food.

3.Points for Good Health- the breed shows remarkable physical endurance.

4. Games and Exercises They are energetic, athletic and extremely agile. They are muscular and lithe and need a lot of exercise. The is a dog that can travel across rough terrain for hours at a time. They are tenacious hunters and need an outlet for that prey drive.

They need space and time to run. A large yard is great because you don’t want to take them to a dog park. Give them a lot of toys and puzzles. They excel at lure coursing, field trials and hunting trials. Their sense of smell makes them great at nose work and they like agility, tracking and rally obedience.

Characteristics - Styrian Coarse Haired Hound for Sale

1.Children friendliness yes to older children

2.Special talents endurance/smell extremely strong senses of smell.

3.Adaptability no apartment for these guys. They need room to run.

4.Learning ability intelligent but stubborn

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