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Bavarian Mountain Hound

Bavarian Mountain Scenthound, Bayerischer Gebirgsschwei


The Bavarian Mountain Hound's head is strong and elongated. The skull is relatively broad and slightly domed. It has a pronounced stop and a slightly curved nosebridge. The muzzle should be broad with solid jaws, and its lips fully covering the mouth. Its nose is black or dark red with wide nostrils. Its ears are high set and medium in length. They are broader at the base and rounded at the tips, hanging heavily against the head. Its body is slightly longer than it is tall and slightly raised at the rump. The neck medium in length, strong, with a slight dewlap. Topline sloping slightly upward from withers to hindquarters. Chest well-developed, long, moderately wide, and well let-down with a slight tuck-up. It has a long, fairly straight croup and solid back. While its tail is set on high, medium in length and hanging to the hock, carried level to the ground or hanging down.

Bavarian Mountain Hounds are calm, quiet, poised, and very attached to their masters and family. When hunting, they are hard, single-minded, and persistent, courageous, spirited, fast, and agile, they are at ease on a rugged terrain, with a superb nose and powerful hunting instinct. However, they need a patient, experienced trainer.

Size Medium
Height Male: 19–20 inches (47–52 cm)Female: 17–19 inches (44–48 cm)
Weight 44-55 pounds (20–25 kg)
Lifespan 10-12 years
Colors Biscuit Black-masked fawn Brindle Red Tan
Origin Germany
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

The Bavarian Mountain is not suited for city life.

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 is in regular need of space and exercise and also requires regular brushing.




Grooming Requirements




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