Austrian Black and Tan Hound

Life expectancy

13 years

Age adult

18 months

Height (Shoulder height)

50 cm

Weight

25 kg

Coat texture

short-haired / flat / dense

Coat color

black with brown markings

Common illnesses

malignant hyperthermia

Food expenses per month in €

about € 57

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather not

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather yes

First dog suitable

Rather yes

Allergy friendly

Rather not

Athletic

Very atletic

Attention

Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Low grooming effort

Eager to learn

Medium

Exercise

Needs a lot of exercise

Nature

quick and eager to learn / friendly / active / likes hunting / intelligent

Bred for

bloodhound

Common illnesses

malignant hyperthermia

Dog type according to FCI

scent hounds and related breeds

FCI description

They have always been used as hunting dogs, have an extraordinary sense of smell and pick up every trace. Running dogs had to follow the game over long distances, sweat dogs search for the injured (sweaty) game and follow it. They have an enormous urge to move and need a lot of exercise and meaningful, species-appropriate occupation. Many breeds, especially sweat dogs, are only handed over to hunters. If you are not aware of what hunting motivation means, you may soon be overwhelmed. Because this instinct cannot be completely trained away.

Dogs of this group are considered friendly, intelligent and social, therefore they are popular companion dogs. Think about whether you can cope with the hunting temperament, because once the untrained hunting dog has a track in his nose he quickly forgets any obedience and is up and away.

Short description

The Austrian Black and Tan Hound is a versatile, willing to please and barking hunting dog from Austria. Due to brown marks above the eyes, this breed used to be called "Vieräugl"" (four eyed). Representatives of this breed can also be friendly family-dogs if trained appropriately and still being involved in hunting activites. "

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.