Dog breeds: Rough-haired Hound of Styria

Dog breeds: Rough-haired Hound of Styria

Origin, classification and history

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

It was Carl Peitinger, an industrial dog enthusiast from Styria, who "invented the breed". He crossed a female from the "Hound of Hanover" with a "Hound from Istria", morphologically perfect and also gifted with a great aptitude for work. The best products, born from this pair, were kept and used again for reproduction. These dogs thus gave rise to the new breed: the Steirischer Rauhhaarbracke.

General aspect

Medium sized dog. His expression is austere, but intelligent and not bad. It is a breed with a solid bone structure. Its construction is very well proportioned and of fair relationships. It is a fairly robust and tonic dog. It has a well developed musculature. Breed that always presents itself in attention. One of the typical characteristics of the breed is the color of the coat which can be red or pale yellow. Its coat is rough and hard enough.


This is a multi-purpose and multipurpose Hound, used not only to push game, but also as a specialist in research on blood tracks in difficult mountain terrain. This breed has been defined by many, a solid and passionate hunting dog, very confident. He is gritty and stubborn at work. Always cheerful. He is remarkably tied to his owner, in fact he can also be considered a good family dog ​​as long as he is guaranteed the right exercise. Very serious and intelligent. Also quite shrewd. It is a very clean breed and appreciates cleanliness very much.

Roughhaired Hound of Styria (photo

Roughhaired Hound of Styria (photo


- males between 47 and 53 cm
- females between 45 and 51 cm.

Trunk: well compared to other parts of the body. Deep and sufficiently descended thorax, well-circled ribs, chest of good width, straight back.
Head and muzzle: with slightly rounded skull, with clearly visible occipital bone. Stop marked. Muzzle fairly full and of the right length.
Truffle: black in color, fairly large.
Teeth: strong, complete teeth. Scissor closure.
Neck: strong. Of moderate length.
Ears: not too large, they are worn flat against the cheeks and covered with fine fur.
Eyes: they are brown in color.
Limbs: perfectly perpendicular to the horizontal plane. Feet not too large. Solid limb bone. Musculature of good development, especially in the hind limbs.
Shoulder: of good inclination.
Pace: loose and light. With excellent stride.
Musculature: excellent development in all parts of the body.
Tail: it is of medium length, strong at the base, with thick hair, never rolled up but carried upwards in the shape of a sickle; the lower face is brushed, but not equipped with a bow.
Hair: rough, not shaggy nor shiny, hard. On the head the hair is shorter than on the body. There are mustaches.
Allowed colors: red and pale yellow. The white star on the bib is allowed.
Most common defects: prognathism, enognatism, incorrect movement, lack of premolars, monorchidism, cryptorchidism, non-standard sizes, colors not allowed by the standard, clear eye, badly worn ears, depigmented truffle, shiny or shaggy hair, long hair, long hair on the head, aggressive character or fearful, tail too long or too short.

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