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Bavarian Mountain Hound

Cool, sound and self-assured, Bavarian Mountain Hounds are docile and never timid.

About the Bavarian Mountain Hound

Bavarian Mountain Hounds are calm, well-balanced dogs that develop a strong relationship with their owners, while remaining aloof with strangers. All tracking and leash hounds are descended from primitive hunting dogs or Pointers.

These purebreds have a piercing voice and a very well-developed sense of smell on the hunt, following the trail of game of any size with great reliability. The most dependable, persistent dogs were originally selected from the pack to be used on the leash to pick up the trail of wounded game.

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

Breed specifics

FCI Group 6, AKC Foundation Stock Service
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Even-tempered / Calm / Loyal / Confident

Key facts

  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Needs little training

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