Breeds of dogs: German Hound

Breeds of dogs: German Hound

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Origin, classification and history

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

The German Hound (Deutsche Bracke) derives from the crossbreeding of various types of autochthonous Hounds and its origin is certainly ancient, but there is no certain evidence on the selection and fixation of the current breed. Breed fairly widespread at home; it is very rare outside Germany.

General aspect

Slightly below average hound. Strong dog, robust constitution. Solid muscles.


Character is a strong point of this breed. It is a multipurpose working dog for mountain hunting. This dog is mainly used for hunting large wounded game and also for hunting hare. It is fabulous for hunting in the wild. He has a sweet, cheerful and friendly character in the family. It can also live at home. Hound that does not require special attention.

German Hound (photo Sylvia Dreeskornfeld

German Hound (photo


Height: from 34 to 42 cm.

Trunk: solid, with excellent musculature. Well proportioned.
Head and muzzle: the head has a straight nasal bridge, a marked stop, a slightly rounded skull.
Truffle: dark and never depigmented.
Teeth: the teeth must be complete and correct.
Neck: strong and well erect.
Eyes: they are of medium size, slightly oblique, with brown, dark and deep iris. The gaze is intelligent, confident and alive.
Ears: they are hanging, attached well backwards, long and wide, flat against the cheeks.
Limbs: well upright. With the right musculature. Strong and straight.
Tail: must not be attached too low; long almost to the ground and covered with dense fur; "Brush tail".
Hair: straight, short, very thick, with dense undercoat.
Allowed colors: red deer fawn, with or without black spots, and black and tan are preferred. Light deer red, black with slightly extended or slightly delimited tan spots are also allowed.
Most common defects: incorrect limbs, incorrect movement, defective teeth, prognathism, monorchidism, cryptorchidism, lack of premolars, defective rear axle, short tail, ears carried forward, clear eyes, heterochromatic eyes, montonina nasal cane, non-straight nasal cane, long hair, non-colored admitted by the breed standard, diffident character, shyness, aggressiveness, atypical head.

curated by Vinattieri Federico -

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