Breeds of dogs: Austrian Hound

Breeds of dogs: Austrian Hound

Origin, classification and history

Origin: Austria.
F.C.I classification: Group 6 - hounds and dogs by blood trail.

The Austrian Hound (Osterreichischer Bracke - Brandlbracke Vieräugl) is almost certainly a descendant of the Celtic Hounds. Unfortunately there is no evidence of its origin prior to the 19th century, like almost all ancient breeds. Its history has been documented since the breeding was regularized.

General aspect

Medium-sized and solid dog. Elongated and elastic build. Muscles of excellent development.


Hound suitable both for work in the plains and for work in the high mountains. It adapts well to any type of terrain. Much appreciated as a blood trail dog. It has an excellent sense of smell. He follows the hare track perfectly with great confidence. His temperament is lively and attentive. Sometimes it turns out to be confidential. He never shows traces of shyness and always proves friendly. It is a dog that, if well educated, can also live at home with the family.

Austrian Hound (photo

Austrian Hound puppy (photo

Austrian Follower (photo


- males from 50 to 56 cm at the withers
- females from 48 to 54 cm at the withers.

Trunk: elongated. Very solid constitution. Well proportioned and related.
Head and muzzle: the head has a broad skull, a slightly marked occipital region and a well-marked stop.
Truffle: black in color, with nostrils well open.
Teeth: scissor joint. Complete and correct teeth. Teeth should be as white as possible.
Neck: strong and robust.
Eyes: they are clear, dark brown in color, with no red conjunctiva visible at the corner of the eye.
Ears: they are of medium length, not too wide, attached high, rounded at the end, hanging flat against the cheek.
Limbs: perfectly straight, straight, with feet well closed. Musculature of good development especially in the hind limbs. They must have a good angle formed by the humerus.
Tail: must be long, progressively narrows; it is carried slightly curved and leaning at rest. In its lower face the hair forms a not too hard brush.
Hair: smooth, dense, well laid down, tight, with a silky reflection. The length of the hair must be approximately 2 cm.
Allowed colors: black with few focate spots clearly delimited from light to dark fawn color. In addition, there must be two tan spots under the eyes.
Most common defects: open feet, limbs not perpendicular, incorrect gait, prognathism, enognatism, lack of premolars, insufficient muscle mass, shyness, aggressiveness, incorrect angles, light truffle, monorchidism, cryptorchidism, short tail, cake tail, non-delimited tan markings, too large tan markings , coat colors not allowed by the breed standard, non-standard sizes.

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