Original Name : Tyroler Bracke
Type : Braccoid
Male size : 17½-19¾ inches
Female size : 16½-19 inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Austria
These well tempered hounds with a very fine nose and an outstanding sense of direction are enthusiastic hunters that will follow a trail independently.
Broad, clean, slightly arched skull, clear stop.
Long trunk, well defined withers, forming the highest point of the topline, straight, firm and medium-broad back.
Red variety (red, deer red, red fawn), black and variety (black mantle or saddle with red tan markings not generally well defined on legs, chest, belly, and head; tan markings over the eyes permitted); some vague white markings.
Broad, set high, rounded at the tips.
Set high, long, reaching at least to the hock.
Double coat, dense, rather coarse, with undercoat.
Like all Bracke breeds, the Tyrolean Hound is descended from the Celtic Hound. With its dense double coat, it embodies the purest type of hunting dog. Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I kept them as early as the 16th century. Hunting diaries show that they were used as bloodhounds. Controlled breeding started in Tyrol around 1860 and the standard was published in 1896. Official recognition came in 1908.Tyrolean Hounds are medium-sized dogs with fairly solid bones, strong, muscular, robust and sinewy. The overall shape is rectangular, a touch longer than the height at the withers.