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Slovensky Kopov vs Alpine Dachsbracke vs Bavarian Mountain Hound – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Slovensky Kopov vs Alpine Dachsbracke vs Bavarian Mountain Hound" Compare Slovensky Kopov and Alpine Dachsbracke. Which is better: Slovensky Kopov or Alpine Dachsbracke or Bavarian Mountain Hound?
Name Slovensky Kopov Alpine Dachsbracke Bavarian Mountain Hound
OriginsSlovakia Austria Germany
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank389320418
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Other Names Black Forest Hound, Slovenský kopov, Slovak Hound, Slovakian Hound Alpenlandischer Dachsbracke, Alpenländische Dachsbracke, Alpenlandische Dachsbracke, Basset des Alpes, Alpine Basset Hound Bavarian Mountain Scenthound, Bayerischer Gebirgsschwei
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Leash (scent) Hounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Leash (scent) Hounds section.
Breed Recognition No set American Canine Registry America's Pet Registry Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale National Kennel Club American Canine Association, Inc. Dog Registry of America Inc. United Kennel Club Irish Kennel Club
Price Unknown $500-$700 $600-$800

General Appearance - Slovensky Kopov vs Alpine Dachsbracke vs Bavarian Mountain Hound

Size Medium Small Medium
Weight Male: 33-44 pounds (15-20 kg), Female: 33-44 pounds (15-20 kg) 33 - 40 pounds (15 - 18 kg) 44-55 pounds (20–25 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 38.5 pounds (17.5 kg), Female: 38.5 pounds (17.5 kg) 36,5 pounds (16,5 kg) 49.5 pounds (20–25 kg)
Height Male: 16-19 inches (41-47 cm), Female : 14-17 inches (38-44 cm) 13 - 16.5 inches (34 - 42 cm) Male: 19–20 inches (47–52 cm), Female: 17–19 inches (44–48 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 17.5 inches (44 cm), Female : 15.5 inches (41 cm) 14,75 inches (38 cm) Male: 19–20 inches (47–52 cm), Female: 17–19 inches (44–48 cm)

Hair & Care - Slovensky Kopov vs Alpine Dachsbracke vs Bavarian Mountain Hound

Coat Close Fitting Dense Dense Smooth Thick Thick Dense
Colors Black Dark deer red Biscuit Brindle Tan masked fawn Red Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Slovensky Kopov requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Alpine Dachsbracke doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Bavarian Mountain Hound doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Slovensky Kopovs shed moderately.
Alpine Dachsbrackes shed none to minimal.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds shed moderately.

Characteristics - Slovensky Kopov vs Alpine Dachsbracke vs Bavarian Mountain Hound

Temperament Courageous Alert Determined Intelligent Active Sociable Protective Stubborn Brave Fearless Loyal Intelligent Agile Courageous Quiet Calm Loyal Spirited
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Slovensky Kopov is an excellent dog breed.
Smart: Alpine Dachsbracke's has great intelligence.
Average: Bavarian Mountain Hound's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Slovensky Kopovs are easy to train.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are easy to train.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Slovensky Kopov is a highly playful breed.
Alpine Dachsbrackes, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Slovensky Kopovs are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Alpine Dachsbrackes have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Slovensky Kopovs are highly affectionate dogs.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are highly affectionate dogs.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Slovensky Kopovs are a social breed.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are a social breed.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Slovensky Kopov is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Alpine Dachsbracke barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Bavarian Mountain Hound rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Slovensky Kopovs are good watchdogs.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are good watchdogs.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Slovensky Kopovs strongly protect their territory.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are average defenders.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Slovensky Kopov has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Alpine Dachsbracke has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bavarian Mountain Hound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Slovensky Kopovs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Alpine Dachsbrackes have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Slovensky Kopovs have average wanderlust potential.
Alpine Dachsbrackes have average wanderlust potential.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Slovensky Kopovs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Alpine Dachsbrackes have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Slovensky Kopovs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are apartment-friendly dogs.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Slovensky Kopovs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Alpine Dachsbrackes adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Slovensky Kopovs 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.
Alpine Dachsbrackes 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.
Bavarian Mountain 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 Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Slovensky Kopov vs Alpine Dachsbracke vs Bavarian Mountain Hound

Stranger Friendly
Slovensky Kopovs are average friendly towards strangers.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Slovensky Kopovs are kid-friendly dogs.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Slovensky Kopovs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are average friendly towards cats.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Slovensky Kopovs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Slovensky Kopov is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Alpine Dachsbracke is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bavarian Mountain Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Slovensky Kopovs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are not the best breed for elderly people.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Slovensky Kopovs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are generally with other pets.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Slovensky Kopovs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Alpine Dachsbrackes are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Bavarian Mountain Hounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or 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.
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.
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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) 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.
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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Slovensky Kopov breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Alpine Dachsbracke breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bavarian Mountain Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Slovensky Kopov vs Alpine Dachsbracke vs Bavarian Mountain Hound

Health Issues
The Slovensky Kopov is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Alpine Dachsbracke is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems No set Drug Sensitivity Ear Infections Intervertebral Disk Disease Patellar Luxation Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 12-13 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Slovensky Kopovs are high energy dogs.
Alpine Dachsbrackes are high energy dogs.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Slovensky Kopovs need a lot of exercises.
Alpine Dachsbrackes have an average exercise need.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Slovensky Kopovs don't need too much sleep.
Alpine Dachsbrackes don't need too much sleep.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 1/2 to 1 1/2 cups of high-quality dry food a day. 2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
High: The Alpine Dachsbracke breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Slovensky Kopov can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Alpine Dachsbracke can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Slovensky Kopov has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Alpine Dachsbracke has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Bavarian Mountain Hound has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Slovensky Kopov is an average drooler.
The Alpine Dachsbracke is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Bavarian Mountain Hound is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Slovensky Kopov vs Alpine Dachsbracke vs Bavarian Mountain Hound

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4 to 6 puppies 3-5 puppies 4-6 puppies

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