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Deutsche Bracke Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginGermany
Other Names
What other names does the Deutsche Bracke have? The dog breed also known as...
German Bracke, Olper Bracke, Westphalian Bracke, German Hound
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Deutsche Bracke recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Deutsche Bracke recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Price
How much does the Deutsche Bracke 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? Deutsche Bracke price:
$400-$600
If you choose to purchase the Deutsche Bracke, 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 Deutsche Bracke for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Deutsche Bracke gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Deutsche Bracke size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Deutsche Bracke weigh? Deutsche Bracke weight:
10-18 kg
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Deutsche Bracke? Deutsche Bracke average weight:
14 kg
Height
How tall is the Deutsche Bracke? Deutsche Bracke height:
16-21 inches (40–53 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Deutsche Bracke average height:
18.5 inches (40–53 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Deutsche Bracke have? What does this canine coat look like?
DenseHard
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Deutsche Bracke's coat?
YellowRedWhiteBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Deutsche Bracke and how often?
Effortless: The Deutsche Bracke 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. Deutsche Bracke 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 Deutsche Bracke dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the German Bracke? Deutsche Bracke shedding level:
Deutsche Brackes 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. Deutsche Bracke dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Deutsche Bracke have? What characteristics does the breed have?
EnergeticElegantSubmissivePlayfulIntelligentVersatileObedient
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Deutsche Bracke? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: Deutsche Bracke is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Deutsche Bracke dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Deutsche Brackes are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Deutsche Bracke is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Deutsche Bracke sensitivity:
Deutsche Brackes 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?
Deutsche Brackes 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 German Bracke need? Deutsche Bracke social needs:
Deutsche Brackes are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Deutsche Bracke dogs bark a lot? Why does my Olper Bracke bark?
Average to high: The Deutsche Bracke 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 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 Deutsche Bracke good as a watchdog?
Deutsche Brackes are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Deutsche Bracke dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Deutsche Bracke dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Deutsche Brackes are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Deutsche Bracke can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Deutsche Bracke will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Deutsche Bracke bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the German Bracke? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Deutsche Bracke? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Deutsche Bracke 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 Deutsche Bracke do?
Deutsche Brackes have a higher than 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 Deutsche Brackes need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Deutsche Bracke to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Deutsche Bracke roam?
Deutsche Brackes have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has 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. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Deutsche Bracke have high prey drive?
Deutsche Brackes 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 Deutsche Bracke dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Deutsche Bracke good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Deutsche Brackes are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Deutsche Brackes 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?
Deutsche Brackes 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 Deutsche Bracke 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?
Deutsche Brackes are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Deutsche Bracke dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Deutsche Bracke and children:
Deutsche Brackes are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Deutsche Bracke dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Deutsche Brackes are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Deutsche Bracke good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Deutsche Bracke dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Deutsche Brackes are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Deutsche Brackes good office dogs? Do Deutsche Brackes make good office friendly dogs? Can Deutsche Brackes be office dogs?
No
Deutsche Bracke is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Deutsche Bracke dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the German Bracke temperament with senior people? Are Deutsche Bracke dogs good for elderly owners?
Deutsche Brackes are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Deutsche Bracke dogs get along with other pets? Are Deutsche Bracke dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Deutsche Brackes do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Deutsche Bracke breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Deutsche Brackes are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Deutsche Bracke 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). Deutsche Bracke is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Deutsche Bracke 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. Deutsche Bracke is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Deutsche Bracke 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. Deutsche Bracke is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Deutsche Bracke 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 Deutsche Bracke is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Deutsche Bracke be a boat dog?
Not really
Deutsche Bracke breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Deutsche Bracke 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. Deutsche Bracke is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Deutsche Bracke dogs have health problems?
Very healthy dog breed. The Deutsche Bracke rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Deutsche Bracke dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Deutsche Bracke be?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Deutsche Bracke breed hypoallergenic?
No
Deutsche Brackes 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 Deutsche Bracke have?
Deutsche Brackes are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Deutsche Bracke dogs require per day?
Deutsche Brackes need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily 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?
Deutsche Brackes 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 Deutsche Bracke need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Deutsche Bracke risk for obesity:
Low to Average. The Deutsche Bracke has a low to the average risk for obesity. 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 change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Deutsche Bracke'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 Deutsche Bracke 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 Deutsche Bracke drool?
The Deutsche Bracke 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 Deutsche Bracke pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Deutsche Bracke pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Deutsche Bracke: 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 Deutsche Bracke 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 Deutsche Bracke have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-8 puppies

Pros & Cons of Deutsche Bracke

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Deutsche Bracke is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: Deutsche Brackes are very easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Deutsche Bracke requires minimal grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Deutsche Brackes shed none to minimal.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Low to Average.
  • Watchdog Ability: Deutsche Brackes are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Deutsche Brackes adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Deutsche Brackes are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Deutsche Brackes are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Deutsche Brackes are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Deutsche Brackes don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Mouthiness: Deutsche Brackes have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Deutsche Brackes have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Deutsche Brackes 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: Deutsche Brackes are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Deutsche Bracke is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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