Bruno Jura Hound Information & Dog Breed Facts

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OriginSwitzerland flagSwitzerland France flagFrance
Other Names
What other names does the Bruno Jura Hound have?
Jura Laufhund
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Bruno Jura Hound Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Bruno Jura Hound puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Bruno Jura Hound?
$500-$800
If you choose to purchase the Bruno Jura 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 Bruno Jura Hound for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Bruno Jura Hound gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Bruno Jura Hound? How many Bruno Jura Hound are there in the world?
Average: The Bruno Jura Hound is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Bruno Jura Hound Size

Size
Is a Bruno Jura Hound small, medium or large dog?

How big do Bruno Jura Hound get?

Medium
Weight
How much does the Bruno Jura Hound weigh? How much should the Bruno Jura Hound breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Bruno Jura Hound?
Males: 34-44 pounds (15-20 kg), Females: 34-44 pounds (15-20 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Bruno Jura Hound?
Males: 39 pounds (17.5 kg), Females: 39 pounds (17.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Bruno Jura Hound? Bruno Jura Hound height:
Males: 17-23 inches (43-58 cm), Females: 17-23 inches (43-58 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Bruno Jura Hound?
Males: 20 inches (50.5 cm), Females: 20 inches (50.5 cm)

Bruno Jura Hound Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Bruno Jura Hound have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Thick
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Bruno Jura Hound's coat?
Fawn ReddishDeep Bronze
Grooming
How to groom the Bruno Jura Hound and how often?
Effortless: The Bruno Jura Hound requires minimal 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 sometimes to avoid infections. Bruno Jura Hound is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Bruno Jura Hound dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Jura Laufhund?
Bruno Jura 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.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Bruno Jura Hound need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Bruno Jura Hound every day?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Bruno Jura Hound Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Bruno Jura Hound have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
LovingFriendlyOutgoingLoyalGentleSweetMellow
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Bruno Jura Hound? Is the Bruno Jura Hound breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The Bruno Jura Hound ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Trainability
Are Bruno Jura Hound dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Bruno Jura Hounds are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Bruno Jura Hounds are not the most playful dog breed. Sometimes they do like playing, but that's not their favorite activity.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Bruno Jura Hound sensitivity:
Bruno Jura Hounds 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 by moderate punishment.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Bruno Jura Hound a good family dog?
Average to High: Bruno Jura Hounds are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Jura Laufhund need? Bruno Jura Hound social needs:
Bruno Jura Hounds need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Bruno Jura Hound dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Jura Laufhund bark?
Average to High: The Bruno Jura Hound is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Bruno Jura Hound good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Bruno Jura Hounds are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Bruno Jura Hounds will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Bruno Jura Hound dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Bruno Jura 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 its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Bruno Jura Hound bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Jura Laufhund? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Bruno Jura Hound? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Bruno Jura 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.)
Bite Force
Does the Bruno Jura Hound has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Bruno Jura Hound? How much bite force does a Bruno Jura Hound have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Bruno Jura Hound bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Bruno Jura Hound, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Bruno Jura Hound do?
Bruno Jura 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 Bruno Jura Hounds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Bruno Jura Hound to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Bruno Jura Hound roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Bruno Jura 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 Bruno Jura Hound have high prey drive?
Bruno Jura 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 Bruno Jura Hound dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Bruno Jura Hound good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
It is not recommended to keep the Bruno Jura Hound breed in the home. It does best in the garden, but if you do want to keep it indoors, it should be exercised thoroughly with long daily walks, so you can keep the Bruno Jura Hound indoors by introducing daily routines.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Bruno Jura Hounds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Bruno Jura Hound be left alone?
Bruno Jura Hounds tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Bruno Jura Hound Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Bruno Jura Hound temperament with other people:
Bruno Jura Hounds are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Bruno Jura Hound dogs get along with other pets? Are Bruno Jura Hound dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Bruno Jura Hounds usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Bruno Jura Hound dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Bruno Jura Hound temperament with children:
Bruno Jura Hounds are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Bruno Jura Hound dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Bruno Jura Hound breed live with a cat?
Bruno Jura Hounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Bruno Jura Hound good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Bruno Jura Hound dogs get along with other dogs?
Bruno Jura Hounds are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Bruno Jura Hound can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Bruno Jura Hound breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Bruno Jura Hound breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Bruno Jura Hounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Bruno Jura Hounds good office dogs? Do Bruno Jura Hounds make good office friendly dogs? Can Bruno Jura Hounds be office dogs?
Yes
Bruno Jura Hound is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Bruno Jura Hound dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Jura Laufhund temperament with senior people? Are Bruno Jura Hound dogs good for elderly owners?
Bruno Jura Hounds are usually recommended for elderly people.

Bruno Jura Hound Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Bruno Jura Hound dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Bruno Jura Hound is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Bruno Jura Hound breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Bruno Jura Hound see the vet?
Average
The Bruno Jura Hound should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Bruno Jura Hound dogs live? How old can a Bruno Jura Hound be? What is the age limit of the Bruno Jura Hound? How many years can the oldest Bruno Jura Hound live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Bruno Jura Hound?

11-13 years
The average lifespan of Bruno Jura Hound: 12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Bruno Jura Hound breed hypoallergenic?
No
Bruno Jura 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 Bruno Jura Hound have? What is the activity level of the Bruno Jura Hound?
Bruno Jura Hounds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Bruno Jura Hound need? How much exercise do Bruno Jura Hound dogs require per day?
Bruno Jura 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 the Bruno Jura Hound breed need?
Bruno Jura Hounds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Bruno Jura Hound need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Bruno Jura Hound breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Bruno Jura Hound? How much food should I feed my Bruno Jura Hound?
2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Bruno Jura Hound risk for obesity:
Average: The Bruno Jura Hound has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks 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 Bruno Jura Hound's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Bruno Jura 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 Bruno Jura Hound drool?
The Bruno Jura Hound is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Bruno Jura Hound could be a good 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 less than others, just like the Bruno Jura Hound.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Bruno Jura Hound As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Bruno Jura Hound be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

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).

Bruno Jura Hound is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Bruno Jura Hound be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Bruno Jura Hound be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is 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 people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Bruno Jura Hound is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Bruno Jura Hound be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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.

Bruno Jura Hound is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Bruno Jura Hound be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Bruno Jura Hound is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Bruno Jura Hound be a boat dog?

Not really

Bruno Jura Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Bruno Jura 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.

Bruno Jura Hound is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Bruno Jura Hound dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Bruno Jura Hound Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Bruno Jura Hound pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Bruno Jura Hound breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Bruno Jura 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 female 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 female’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.

Litter Frequency

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 Bruno Jura Hound have in a litter? How many puppies can the Bruno Jura Hound breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Bruno Jura Hound have? How many puppies can a Bruno Jura Hound give birth to?
6-8 puppies

Bruno Jura Hound Recognition

AKC Group
Is Bruno Jura Hound recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Bruno Jura Hound recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Bruno Jura Hound Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Bruno Jura Hounds are very easy to train.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Bruno Jura Hound requires minimal grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Bruno Jura Hounds are low shedders.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Bruno Jura Hound is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Bruno Jura Hounds are good watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Bruno Jura Hounds are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Bruno Jura Hounds are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Bruno Jura Hound is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Bruno Jura Hounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Bruno Jura Hounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Bruno Jura Hounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: It is not recommended to keep the Bruno Jura Hound breed in the home.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Bruno Jura Hound is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Bruno Jura Hounds tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Cat Friendly: Bruno Jura Hounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.

Bruno Jura Hound History

The Bruno Jura Hound can trace its ancestry back to the Middle Ages, to the Jura Mountains, from the border which is splitting France and Switzerland. According to common belief, the Bruno Jura Hound is a descendant of the Bruno French Chien Saint Hubert Dog. Moreover, some mosaic evidence has been found in Avenches, Switzerland which confirms that the breed was present and existing during Roman times.

The breed’s development process is quite unclear because of the lack of documentation and records from that time. Consequently, it is presumed that the Bruno Jura Hound emerged naturally, with little human interference, from the local hound breeds. The Bruno Jura Hound is a scent-hound breed, which was mostly bred and used for hunting hare, fox, and even deer. The breed was well-known and renewed after their scenting abilities. The dogs were capable to track the slightest hint of a scent over the rough terrain, in different climatic conditions that the Jura Mountains offered. It is believed – although not confirmed by any genetic studies – that the Bruno Jura Hound also have a relationship with the Bloodhound, because of their similarly good scenting skills. The breed quickly became popular among the local hunting community, because the dogs were remarkably fast and swift on their feet, surrounded by the wilderness of the Jura Mountains.

According to the breed classification within the hound group in the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale), there are four types of Swiss hound breeds. The Bruno Jura Hound, the Lucerne Hound, the Schwyz, and the Bernese. These breeds are very much alike, yet the Bruno Jura Hound is quite unique among them too. This breed has the most hunting drive and motivation to be on the ground with their hunter companions. For that reason, the breed is not considered to be a good family companion. Because of their strong prey drive, the Bruno Jura Hound needs specialized training and socialization from a very young age if wants to be kept as a pet. Despite that, the breed can be extremely loyal and devoted to their owners, they can be great hiking partners.

Nowadays, the Bruno Jura Hound is considered to be a rare breed. They have not been properly introduced to other countries like the United States of America, so the dogs appear randomly, in small numbers, in all parts of the world, although their numbers are bigger in Europe, near their native country, Switzerland.

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