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German Hound

In terms of physique and behavior, the German Hound has all the qualities and natural aptitudes of a hound. As such, it is very important that dogs of this breed work and live outdoors.

About the German Hound

The German Hound is a light, high stationed, elegant, yet strongly made hunting dog with a noble, comparatively fine head, good leathers and well-carried with a remarkably thick tail.

Their loving and even temper means these dogs make great family pets, although they do require an owner with some experience caring for hounds.

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

Breed specifics

Country
Germany
Group
FCI Group 6
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
10–12 years

Loving / Even-tempered

Key facts

  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Makes a great family dog
  • Needs an owner with some experience

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