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Hanover Hound Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Hanover Hound so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginGermany
Other Names
What other names does the Hanover Hound have? The dog breed also known as...
Hanoverian Hound, Hanoverian Scenthound, Hannover'scher Schweisshund
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Hanover Hound recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Hanover Hound recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Leash (scent) Hounds section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Hanover Hound breed?
Federation Cynologique InternationaleUnited Kennel Club
Price
How much does the Hanover Hound puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Hanover Hound price:
$1400-$1600
If you choose to purchase the Hanover Hound, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Hanover Hound for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Hanover Hound gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Hanover Hound size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Hanover Hound weigh? Hanover Hound weight:
Male: 88–99 pounds (40–45 kg), Female: 77–88 pounds (35–40 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Hanover Hound? Hanover Hound average weight:
Male: 95 pounds (43 kg), Female: 80 pounds (36 kg)
Height
How tall is the Hanover Hound? Hanover Hound height:
Male: 19–22 inches (49–56 cm), Female: 19–21 inches (47–54 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Hanover Hound average height:
Male: 20 inches (52 cm), Female:19 inches (48.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Hanover Hound have? What does this canine coat look like?
Coarse
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Hanover Hound's coat?
Fawn ReddishBrindle
Grooming
How to groom the Hanover Hound and how often?
Easy to groom: The Hanover Hound doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Hanover Hound is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Hanover Hound dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Hanoverian Hound? Hanover Hound shedding level:
Hanover Hounds are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Hanover Hound have? What characteristics does the breed have?
GentleEasygoingProtectiveCalm
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Hanover Hound? Are they intelligent?
Average: Hanover Hound's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Hanover Hound dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Hanover Hounds aren't famous for their trainability. This breed needs more time and repetition to obey. It's challenging to teach them new commands, but not impossible.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Hanover Hound is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Hanover Hound sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Hanover Hounds don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Hanover Hounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Hanoverian Hound need? Hanover Hound social needs:
Hanover Hounds are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Hanover Hound dogs bark a lot? Why does my Hanoverian Scenthound bark?
Average: The Hanover Hound barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Hanover Hound good as a watchdog?
Hanover Hounds are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Hanover Hounds will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Hanover Hound dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Hanover Hounds are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Hanover Hound bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Hanoverian Hound? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Hanover Hound? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Hanover Hound has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Hanover Hound do?
Hanover Hounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Hanover Hounds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Hanover Hound to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Hanover Hound roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Hanover Hound is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Hanover Hound have high prey drive?
Hanover Hounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Hanover Hound dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Hanover Hound good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Hanover Hounds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Hanover Hounds don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't like moving from one place to another.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Hanover Hounds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Hanover Hound dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Hanover Hounds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Hanover Hound dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Hanover Hound and children:
Hanover Hounds are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Hanover Hound dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Hanover Hounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Hanover Hound good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Hanover Hound dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Hanover Hounds are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Hanover Hound can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Hanover Hounds good office dogs? Do Hanover Hounds make good office friendly dogs? Can Hanover Hounds be office dogs?
No
Hanover Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Hanover Hound dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Hanoverian Hound temperament with senior people? Are Hanover Hound dogs good for elderly owners?
Hanover Hounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Hanover Hound dogs get along with other pets? Are Hanover Hound dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Hanover Hounds usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Hanover Hound breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Hanover Hounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Hanover Hound be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Hanover Hound is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Hanover Hound be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Hanover Hound is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Hanover Hound be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Hanover Hound is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Hanover Hound be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Hanover Hound is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Hanover Hound be a boat dog?
Not really
Hanover Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Hanover Hound be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Hanover Hound is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Hanover Hound dogs have health problems?
Very healthy dog breed. The Hanover Hound rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Hanover Hound breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Hanover Hound breed? Health risks of Hanover Hound:
BloatCancerEar InfectionsHip DysplasiaObesity
Life Expectancy
How long do Hanover Hound dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Hanover Hound be?
10-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Hanover Hound breed hypoallergenic?
No
Hanover Hounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Hanover Hound have?
Hanover Hounds are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Hanover Hound dogs require per day?
Hanover Hounds need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Hanover Hounds don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Hanover Hound need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Hanover Hound risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Hanover Hound's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Hanover Hound's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Hanover Hound has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Hanover Hound drool?
The Hanover Hound is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Hanover Hound pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Hanover Hound pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Hanover Hound: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Hanover Hound have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Hanover Hound have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-10 puppies

Pros & Cons of Hanover Hound

Pros
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Hanover Hound doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Hanover Hounds are low shedders.
  • Watchdog Ability: Hanover Hounds are good watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Hanover Hounds are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Hanover Hounds are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Hanover Hounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cons
  • Trainability: Hanover Hounds aren't famous for their trainability.
  • Hypoallergenic: Hanover Hounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Hanover Hounds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Hanover Hound is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Adaptability: Hanover Hounds don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Hanover Hounds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Hanover Hounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Hanover Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Hanover Hounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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