Height (Shoulder height)
short-haired / dense
red to yellow with black saddle and white markings
Food expenses per month in €
about € 64
Suitable for children
Needs a garden
Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment
First dog suitable
Needs much attention
Care and grooming
Low grooming effort
Eager to learn
Needs a lot of exercise
friendly / clingy / likes hunting / calm / tenacious
Stöberjagd / game hunting
Dog type according to FCI
scent hounds and related breeds
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.
The German Hound is a great scent hound which likes to do tracking activites. They need a lot of physical as well as mental exercise in nature. Indoors they are very calm and patient, also with children. If their needs are not sufficiently dealt with, they can develop certain quirks. Their short coat does not need extensive care.
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.