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Alpine Dachsbracke Information & Dog Breed Facts

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Alpine Dachsbracke
OriginAustria
Other Names
What other names does the Alpine Dachsbracke have? The dog breed also known as...
Alpenlandischer Dachsbracke, Alpenländische Dachsbracke, Alpenlandische Dachsbracke, Basset des Alpes, Alpine Basset Hound
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Alpine Dachsbracke recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Alpine Dachsbracke 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 Alpine Dachsbracke breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerica's Pet RegistryContinental Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleNational Kennel ClubAmerican Canine Association, Inc.
Price
How much does the Alpine Dachsbracke 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? Alpine Dachsbracke price:
$500-$700
If you choose to purchase the Alpine Dachsbracke, 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 Alpine Dachsbracke for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Alpine Dachsbracke gets to a happy place.

Alpine Dachsbracke History

The Alpine Dachsbracke, also known as the Alpenlandische Dachsbracke in its native country of Austria, was specifically bred to assist hunters by tracking wounded deer, boar, hare, and fox. At the time of the breed’s creation, there was a need for a hard-working, motivated dog with a good nose capable of following a trail even after it had gone cold, while also being able to survive in the harsh climate in the high altitudes of the Alps.

The breed has received its iconic scenting ability from the Austrian Black and Tan Hound and also the durability necessary to survive and function at a high level in the mountainous terrain. The Austrian Black and Tan Hound are considered to be an ancient breed, and it is also part of a group of dogs known as Grand Brackes. A group that includes the Tyrolean hound and the Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound, all of which were specifically developed over numerous centuries to hunt. It was these mountain dog genes that the developers of the Alpine Dachsbracke wanted to embody in their creation. Moreover, the breed gained its short stature, courage, determination, and an exceptionally high prey drive from the

Dachshund. Known as the original Badger dog, this breed is a natural courageous hunter. By breeding these two distinctly unique breeds, the Dachshund and the Austrian Black and Tan Hound, they were able to create a dog that had the best attributes of both, while limiting the negative features of either, such as the mobility problems the Dachshund short legs would have provided, or the lower prey drive and tenacity of the Austrian Black and Tan Hound. Although the breed was bred to be quite short, it was developed to be slightly bigger than its German counterpart the Westphalian Dachsbracke. Moreover, the combination proved to be successful, that the Alpine Dachsbracke became the favorite of the hunters. It is documented that Crown Prince Rudolf of Habsburg, the archduke of Austria and heir to the throne, specifically instructed his gamekeepers to ensure that these dogs were included on his hunting trips to Egypt and Turkey in 1881 and 1885.

Furthermore, in 1932 the widespread use of the breed and its success resulted in its recognition as the third scent hound breed by the top Austrian canine organizations of the time. In 1975, the name was changed from Alpine-Erzgebirgs-Dachsbracke to Alpine Dachsbrake when the Federation Cynologique Internationale recognized the breed and declared Austria to be its origin. In 1991 the FCI placed the breed in Group 6 Scenthounds, Section 2 “Leash Hounds” with the Hanoverian Scenthound and the Bavarian Mountain Scenthound.

The Alpine Dachsbracke is primary a hunting dog, however, modern times have decreased the need for individuals to hunt for income or survival which reduced the dogs’ roles for this purpose. Today, hunting with this breed is primarily a game of sport performed at localized gatherings by small clubs and groups of fanciers. The breed has also moved into the role of being kept as a house pet and companion. The breed is also recognized by the United Kennel Club, in their Scenthound Group.

Alpine Dachsbracke General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Alpine Dachsbracke size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Alpine Dachsbracke weigh? Alpine Dachsbracke weight:
33 - 40 pounds (15 - 18 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Alpine Dachsbracke? Alpine Dachsbracke average weight:
36,5 pounds (16,5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Alpine Dachsbracke? Alpine Dachsbracke height:
13 - 16.5 inches (34 - 42 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Alpine Dachsbracke average height:
14,75 inches (38 cm)

Alpine Dachsbracke Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Alpine Dachsbracke have? What does this canine coat look like?
DenseSmoothThick
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Alpine Dachsbracke's coat?
Dark deer red
Grooming
How to groom the Alpine Dachsbracke and how often?
Easy to groom: The Alpine Dachsbracke 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. Alpine Dachsbracke 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 Alpine Dachsbracke dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Alpenlandischer Dachsbracke? Alpine Dachsbracke shedding level:
Alpine Dachsbrackes shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Alpine Dachsbracke dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Alpine Dachsbracke Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Alpine Dachsbracke have? What characteristics does the breed have?
BraveFearlessLoyalIntelligent
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Alpine Dachsbracke? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Alpine Dachsbracke's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Alpine Dachsbracke dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Alpine Dachsbrackes are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Alpine Dachsbrackes, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Alpine Dachsbracke sensitivity:
Alpine Dachsbrackes have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Alpine Dachsbrackes are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Alpenlandischer Dachsbracke need? Alpine Dachsbracke social needs:
Alpine Dachsbrackes are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Alpine Dachsbracke dogs bark a lot? Why does my Alpenländische Dachsbracke bark?
Average: The Alpine Dachsbracke 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 Alpine Dachsbracke good as a watchdog?
Alpine Dachsbrackes 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 Alpine Dachsbrackes will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Alpine Dachsbracke dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Alpine Dachsbrackes 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 Alpine Dachsbracke bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Alpenlandischer Dachsbracke? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Alpine Dachsbracke? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Alpine Dachsbracke 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 Alpine Dachsbracke do?
Alpine Dachsbrackes 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 Alpine Dachsbrackes need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Alpine Dachsbracke to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Alpine Dachsbracke roam?
Alpine Dachsbrackes have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Alpine Dachsbracke have high prey drive?
Alpine Dachsbrackes 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 Alpine Dachsbracke dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Alpine Dachsbracke good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Alpine Dachsbrackes are apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walks outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Alpine Dachsbrackes adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
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.
Fighting Dog
Where Alpine Dachsbracke dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Alpine Dachsbracke Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Alpine Dachsbrackes are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Alpine Dachsbracke dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Alpine Dachsbracke and children:
Alpine Dachsbrackes are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly
How well do Alpine Dachsbracke dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Alpine Dachsbrackes are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Alpine Dachsbracke good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Alpine Dachsbracke dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Alpine Dachsbrackes are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Alpine Dachsbracke is not a good choice.
Office Friendly
Are Alpine Dachsbrackes good office dogs? Do Alpine Dachsbrackes make good office friendly dogs? Can Alpine Dachsbrackes be office dogs?
No
Alpine Dachsbracke is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Alpine Dachsbracke dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Alpenlandischer Dachsbracke temperament with senior people? Are Alpine Dachsbracke dogs good for elderly owners?
Alpine Dachsbrackes are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Alpine Dachsbracke dogs get along with other pets? Are Alpine Dachsbracke dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Alpine Dachsbrackes are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Alpine Dachsbracke breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Alpine Dachsbrackes are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Alpine Dachsbracke 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). Alpine Dachsbracke is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Alpine Dachsbracke 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. Alpine Dachsbracke is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Alpine Dachsbracke 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. Alpine Dachsbracke is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Alpine Dachsbracke 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 Alpine Dachsbracke is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Alpine Dachsbracke be a boat dog?
Not really
Alpine Dachsbracke breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Alpine Dachsbracke 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. Alpine Dachsbracke is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Alpine Dachsbracke Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Alpine Dachsbracke dogs have health problems?
The Alpine Dachsbracke is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Alpine Dachsbracke breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Alpine Dachsbracke breed? Health risks of Alpine Dachsbracke:
Drug SensitivityEar InfectionsIntervertebral Disk DiseasePatellar Luxation
Life Expectancy
How long do Alpine Dachsbracke dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Alpine Dachsbracke be?
12-13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Alpine Dachsbracke breed hypoallergenic?
No
Alpine Dachsbrackes 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 Alpine Dachsbracke have?
Alpine Dachsbrackes are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Alpine Dachsbracke dogs require per day?
Alpine Dachsbrackes have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Alpine Dachsbrackes 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 Alpine Dachsbracke need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/2 to 1 1/2 cups of high-quality dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Alpine Dachsbracke risk for obesity:
High: The Alpine Dachsbracke breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Alpine Dachsbracke more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Alpine Dachsbracke's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
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.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Alpine Dachsbracke 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 Alpine Dachsbracke drool?
The Alpine Dachsbracke is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Alpine Dachsbracke could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Alpine Dachsbracke. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Alpine Dachsbracke Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Alpine Dachsbracke: 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 Alpine Dachsbracke 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 Alpine Dachsbracke have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-5 puppies

Alpine Dachsbracke Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Alpine Dachsbracke's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Alpine Dachsbrackes are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Alpine Dachsbrackes are apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Alpine Dachsbracke doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Alpine Dachsbrackes shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Alpine Dachsbracke is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Alpine Dachsbrackes are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Alpine Dachsbrackes adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Alpine Dachsbrackes are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Alpine Dachsbrackes don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential: High: The Alpine Dachsbracke breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: 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.
  • Child Friendly: Alpine Dachsbrackes are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Alpine Dachsbrackes are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Alpine Dachsbracke is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Alpine Dachsbrackes are not the best breed for elderly people.

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