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Tyrolean Hound Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginAustria
Other Names
What other names does the Tyrolean Hound have? The dog breed also known as...
Tyroler Bracke, Tiroler Bracke
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Tyrolean Hound recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Tyrolean Hound 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 Tyrolean 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? Tyrolean Hound price:
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History

The Tyrolean Hound, or in its other name, the Tyroler Bracke is a scent-hound breed that finds its ancestry in Austria. The breed is considered to be descended from the legendary Celtic-hounds from the late 1800s.

The Tyrolean Hound, as its name already suggests, was created in Tyrol, Austria in the late 1800s. This breed was developed from the old Bracke-hounds, also from the Tyrol’s mountainous region. The breeding process started in 1860, and the first standard for the breed was drawn up and finalized in 1896. At that time in the breeding, a number of Bloodhounds and Foxhounds were also included in the process, in order to enhance the breed’s abilities and behavioral traits. The Tyrolean Hound was bred for their hunting capabilities and for their stamina. The breed is able to work in harsh, cold environments tirelessly. Because of the breed’s outstanding intelligence, it does not hunt in packs, the Tyrolean Hound is more effective individually. Hunters used the dogs to catch live and wounded prey and to retrieve them or wait for the hunter at the scene. The breed was fancied by most of the region’s hunters, for the reason being that the dogs’ ability to stretch over long distances on rough, hot, or cold terrain for the prey was extraordinary. The Tyrolean Hound was well-known among the higher ranks of society too, it is claimed that Maximillian I, the Roman Emperor used a specimen of the breed too, for hunting purposes, during his reign. He was thought to have hunted for hare, rabbits, and foxes.

The Tyrolean Hound was recognized as a distinct breed in 1908. Nevertheless, it was not until 2006, that the breed was recognized by the UKC (United Kennel Club) within their scent-hound group. Despite the breed’s long history, the AKC (American Kennel Club) did not recognize the breed yet.

Nowadays, the Tyrolean Hound is still a popular hunting and leisure companion in Austria, and throughout many other European countries. Thanks to the breed’s hardiness, good scenting abilities, and capability to navigate easily over mountainous terrain, few of the Tyrolean Hound’s specimens are being employed as search and rescue dogs in cases of natural disasters. The breed also made it to the hearts of hikers and active families as a family pet in the whole world.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Tyrolean Hound size:
LargeMedium
Weight
How much does the Tyrolean Hound weigh? Tyrolean Hound weight:
Male: 35-65 lbs (16-30 kg), Female: 30-50 lbs (14-23 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Tyrolean Hound? Tyrolean Hound average weight:
Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 41.5 pounds (19 kg)
Height
How tall is the Tyrolean Hound? Tyrolean Hound height:
Male: 17-20 inches (43-51 cm), Female: 16-19 inches (40-48 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Tyrolean Hound average height:
Male: 18.5 inches (47 cm), Female: 17.5 inches (44 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Tyrolean Hound have? What does this canine coat look like?
ThickDoubleCoarse
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Tyrolean Hound's coat?
BlackTanRed
Grooming
How to groom the Tyrolean Hound and how often?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Tyrolean Hound requires grooming on a daily basis. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule. Taking good care of your Tyrolean Hound is time consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Tyrolean Hound dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Tyroler Bracke? Tyrolean Hound shedding level:
Tyrolean 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.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Tyrolean Hound have? What characteristics does the breed have?
ActiveAffectionateFree-spiritedIntelligentIndependentStubbornAlertCourageous
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Tyrolean Hound? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: Tyrolean Hound 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 Tyrolean Hound dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Tyrolean Hounds are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Tyrolean Hound is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Tyrolean Hound sensitivity:
Tyrolean 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 for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Tyrolean Hounds 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 Tyroler Bracke need? Tyrolean Hound social needs:
Tyrolean Hounds are kinda antisocial. This breed doesn't like being around people all the time, they tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Tyrolean Hound dogs bark a lot? Why does my Tiroler Bracke bark?
Average to high: The Tyrolean 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 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 Tyrolean Hound good as a watchdog?
Tyrolean Hounds 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 Tyrolean Hound dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Tyrolean Hound dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Tyrolean Hounds strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Tyrolean Hound bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Tyroler Bracke? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Tyrolean Hound? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Tyrolean 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.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Tyrolean Hound do?
Tyrolean 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 Tyrolean Hounds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Tyrolean Hound to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Tyrolean Hound roam?
Tyrolean Hounds 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 Tyrolean Hound have high prey drive?
Tyrolean 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 Tyrolean Hound dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Tyrolean Hound good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Tyrolean Hounds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Tyrolean Hounds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Tyrolean Hounds handle alone time quite well. They are not prone to have separation anxiety.
Fighting Dog
Where Tyrolean Hound 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?
Tyrolean Hounds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Tyrolean Hound dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Tyrolean Hound and children:
Tyrolean Hounds are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Tyrolean Hound dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Tyrolean Hounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Tyrolean Hound good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Tyrolean Hound dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Tyrolean Hounds are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Tyrolean Hound can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Tyrolean Hounds good office dogs? Do Tyrolean Hounds make good office friendly dogs? Can Tyrolean Hounds be office dogs?
No
Tyrolean Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Tyrolean Hound dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Tyroler Bracke temperament with senior people? Are Tyrolean Hound dogs good for elderly owners?
Tyrolean Hounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Tyrolean Hound dogs get along with other pets? Are Tyrolean Hound dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Tyrolean Hounds usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Tyrolean Hound breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Tyrolean Hounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Tyrolean Hound 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). Tyrolean Hound is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Tyrolean Hound 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. Tyrolean Hound is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Tyrolean Hound 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. Tyrolean Hound is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Tyrolean Hound 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 Tyrolean Hound is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Tyrolean Hound be a boat dog?
Not really
Tyrolean Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Tyrolean 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. Tyrolean Hound is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Tyrolean Hound dogs have health problems?
The Tyrolean Hound is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Life Expectancy
How long do Tyrolean Hound dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Tyrolean Hound be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Tyrolean Hound breed hypoallergenic?
No
Tyrolean 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 Tyrolean Hound have?
Tyrolean 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.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Tyrolean Hound dogs require per day?
Tyrolean Hounds 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?
Tyrolean Hounds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Tyrolean Hound need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Tyrolean Hound risk for obesity:
Average. The Tyrolean 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 Tyrolean Hound'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 Tyrolean 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 Tyrolean Hound drool?
The Tyrolean 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.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Tyrolean Hound pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Tyrolean Hound pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Tyrolean 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 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 Tyrolean Hound 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 Tyrolean Hound have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-8 puppies

Pros & Cons of Tyrolean Hound

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Tyrolean Hound is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: Tyrolean Hounds are easy to train.
  • Shedding Level: Tyrolean Hounds are low shedders.
  • Watchdog Ability: Tyrolean Hounds are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Tyrolean Hounds handle alone time quite well.
  • Child Friendly: Tyrolean Hounds are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Tyrolean Hounds are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Tyrolean Hounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Tyrolean Hounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Tyrolean Hounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Tyrolean Hounds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Tyrolean Hounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Cat Friendly: Tyrolean Hounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Tyrolean Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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