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Austrian Black and Tan Hound

Österreichische Glatthaarige, Bracke, Austrian Smooth-haired Hound, Brandlbracke


Colouring in this breed is highly important; it must be black with small, clearly defined, light to dark fawn markings. Two fawn marks above the eyes must be present. The coat is smooth, dense and short (about 2 cm in length). The long tail is slightly bent and the ears are medium in length and lie flat with rounded tips. Males are 50–56 centimetres (20–22 inches), while females are 48–54 centimetres (19–21 inches). They weigh 15 to 22 kg (33-49 pounds).

It has a keen sense of smell. It is an elegant runner, used in all sorts of game. It has a lovely voice, and makes a great pet due to its good-natured personality. It is not a dog wanting to be in a city. A suitable home will be in a rural area where the dog will have lots of space to run unrestricted by a leash. It loves to work.

Size Medium
Height Male: 20–22 inches (50–56 cm)Female: 19–21 inches (48–54 cm)
Weight 33–49 pounds (15–22 kg)
Lifespan 12-14 years
Colors Black Fawn
Origin Austria
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

Good With Children

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs

It needs daily exercise.




Grooming Requirements

Low Maintenance: It needs daily exercise. The breed will only require a once-a-week brushing and only bathing when necessary. Nails need to be trimmed regularly and ears need to be cleaned every day to avoid ear infections.


Moderate Shedding: Routine brushing will help. Be prepared to vacuum often!



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