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Austrian Black and Tan Hound

Their awesome aptitude for hard work in mountainous areas and the plains alike has earned Austrian Black and Tan Hounds a great reputation as scenthounds and bloodhounds.

About the Austrian Black and Tan Hound

Austrian Black and Tan Hounds are endowed with a fine nose, giving tongue for hare in particular with great confidence. These dogs are elegant movers that are able to cover a huge amount of ground.

Austrian Black and Tan Hounds are regarded as the true descendant of the Celtic Hound, although, as with all breeds of remote origins, there is no evidence for the breed until the mid-19th century. That’s because controlled breeding did not commence until then. Nowadays, these are solidly built medium-sized dogs with elongated, supple bodies.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Even-tempered / Calm / Hard-working

Key facts

  • Loves to hunt
  • Patient with children and other animals
  • Needs a lot of exercise
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