The Tyrolean Hound is a medium-sized breed of hound dogs raised for tracking or hunting game in the mountainous regions of Tyrol. It comes with a light bone structure, elongated head with a moderately rounded forehead, broad, flat ears, large and dark eyes, strong teeth, and a long, straight tail.
|Alternative names||Tyroler Bracke, Tiroler Bracke|
|Coat||Thick double coat, coarse undercoat; feathering on the tail, belly, and buttocks|
|Color||Black, tan, red, or tri-color; white markings may appear on the chest, neck, feet, and legs|
|Group of Breed||Scenthound|
|Size/Height||Medium; male: 17-20 inches
Female: 16.5-19 inches
|Size of Litter||6-8 puppies|
|Temperament||Lovable, energetic, intelligent, courageous|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||Austria|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||FCI, UKC|
Believed to have evolved from the legendary Celtic Hounds, the Tyrolean Hounds were prized for their excellent scenting abilities. They were typically used by the people of noble birth including Emperor Maximilian I. In 1860, pure-breeding from the original Bracke hounds started, with its breed standards being set up in 1896. This breed attained official recognition in 1906 and was acknowledged in 2006 by the United Kennel Club (UKC).
An avid hunter with the ability to adapt to harsh weather conditions, the Tyrolean Hound is known for its smartness, liveliness, and independent personality. Though it occasionally exhibits some stubbornness, it makes a lovely companion pet. Because of its friendly nature, it forms strong bonds with its human family and enjoys playing with kids.
Although it is alert and reserved with strangers, it does not have dominant aggression and will never try to bite an unknown person without any reason. It likes working alone, but may get along with other canines if properly socialized.
Instead of giving your Tyrolean Hound two meals per day, you can consider splitting its allowance up to make feeding more fun. Quality dry kibble containing all the nutrients such as carbohydrates, protein, and fats is good for your pet’s health. Make sure that the kibble does not consist of plenty of fillers, such as wheat or corn.