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 flagGermany
Other Names
What other names does the Hanover Hound have?
Hannoverscher SchweisshundHanoverian ScenthoundHanoverian Hound
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Hanover Hound Price and Availability

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?
$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.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Hanover Hound?
Average: The Hanover 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.

Hanover Hound Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
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)
Average 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)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Hanover Hound average height:
Male: 20 inches (52 cm), Female:19 inches (48.5 cm)

Hanover Hound Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Hanover Hound have? What does this canine coat/fur 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 Hannoverscher Schweisshund?
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.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Hanover Hound need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Hanover Hound every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time. 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.

Hanover Hound Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Hanover Hound have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
GentleEasygoingProtectiveCalm
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Hanover Hound? Are they intelligent?
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.
Trainability
Are Hanover Hound dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
A slightly harder to train than average. 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? Are they affectionate?
High: 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 are considered 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 Hannoverscher Schweisshund 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? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Hannoverscher Schweisshund 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 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 Hanover Hound good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Hanover 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 Hanover Hounds will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Hanover Hound dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
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 its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Hanover Hound bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Hannoverscher Schweisshund? 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.)
Bite Force
Does the Hanover Hound has a hard bite?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Hanover Hound bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI. The Hanover 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 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?
The 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?
It is not recommended to keep the Hanover 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 Hanover Hound indoors by introducing daily routines.
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.

Hanover Hound Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Hanover Hound temperament with other people:
Hanover Hounds are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
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.
Child Friendly
Are Hanover Hound dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Hanover Hound temperament with 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? Can they be good 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.
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.
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 Hannoverscher Schweisshund temperament with senior people? Are Hanover Hound dogs good for elderly owners?
Hanover Hounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Hanover Hound Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Hanover Hound dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Very healthy dog breed. The Hanover Hound rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Hanover Hound breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Hanover Hound breed? Most common health risks of Hanover Hound:
BloatCancerEar InfectionsHip DysplasiaObesity
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Hanover Hound breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Hanover Hound see the vet?
Rare
The Hanover Hound should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Hanover Hound dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Hanover Hound be? What is the age limit of the Hanover Hound? How many years can the oldest Hanover Hound live?
10-14 years
The average lifespan of Hanover Hound: 12 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? What is the activity level of the Hanover Hound?
Hanover Hounds are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity 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.
Average 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 / Prone to Obesity
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 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 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.

Hanover Hound As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Hanover 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). 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? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Hanover Hound be an emotional support animal?

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

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. 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

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 Hanover Hound is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor 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.

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 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.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Hanover Hound dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

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

Hanover Hound 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 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 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 Hanover Hound have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-10 puppies

Hanover Hound Recognition

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

Hanover Hound Pros and Cons

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: A slightly harder to train than average.
  • Hypoallergenic: Hanover Hounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: It is not recommended to keep the Hanover Hound breed in the home.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Hanover Hound's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The 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.

Hanover Hound History

Origins

The Hanover Hound’s, also known as the Hanoverian Scenthound, the ancestry can be traced back to the 17th century and is one of Germany’s schweisshunds or bloodhounds. This simply implies that he was developed to be able to follow the blood trail left behind by a wounded animal. The Hanover Hound was created through the crossbreeding of huge bloodhounds and it is a large breed with heavy bone and musculature. Males are usually heavier and larger than females, averaging over 80 pounds at maturity. However, according to experts, there was documentation that suggested that the Hanover Hound has developed almost unchanged from the so-called Liam Hound, a large medieval bloodhound that was very popular for its ability to hunt and kill wild game. However, with the intervention of weapons, the methods of hunting big game have changed. The use of blood tracking hounds (Schweisshunds or Bracken) to locate wounded game was necessary. This breed description stayed the same until the hunting estate of the Kingdom of Hannover got more involved with them. The Hanoverian Hunting Estate in the Kingdom of Hannover furthered the development of this breed while preserving the proven methods of handling these hounds. Eventually, the breed was developed into the Hanoverian Scenthound. In 1894, a German breed club was established to preserve and promote the working qualities of the Hanoverian Scenthound. Since then, the breeding of these dogs has continued strictly with regard to their working ability and they have been utilized exclusively in large game hunting fields as specialists in tracking cloven-hoof game. However, in the early 1900s, the breed has reached its peak in popularity and was on the verge of becoming extinct. Fortunately, breed enthusiasts came together and began working aggressively to preserve the breed. The Hanoverian Scenthound is no longer considered an endangered breed, despite its status as a rare breed.

Abroad

Around 1750 in the United States, a German immigrant called Johannes Plott settles in what is now North Carolina. He brought five Hanoverian Scenthounds from Germany that were skilled at tracking wounded wildlife and hunting wild boar. These Hanoverian Scenthounds were used in developing the Plott Hound seen today. Furthermore, in the 1980s, the breed was also imported to France and it was crossed with the Bavarian Hound. This cross gave birth to the Bavarian Mountain Hound.

Recognition

The breed was first recognized by the Federation Cynologique Internationale and then in 1996, the United Kennel Club recognized the Hanover Hound as the Hanoverian Hound. It was not until 2017 that the American Kennel Club approved the Hanover Hound to be included in its Foundation Stock Service. The breed has been approved under the name of Hanoverian Scenthound. The Hanoverian Scenthound Club of America was also formed to promote and protect the qualities of the breed.

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