Alpine Dachsbracke is a medium-sized scent hound originating from Austria. These dogs were used for tracking wounded animals such as deers, boars, hares, and foxes. They were extremely good in tracking scent even hours after the trail has gone cold. By their appearance they are very similar to Dachshunds – short legs and long body and Dachshund was one of the dogs that were used for the creation of Alpine Dachsbracke. These dogs are very sociable and they can fit great into families with kids. To secure that your dog will be happy you will have to provide him with enough daily activities.
13-16 in (34-42 cm)
33-40 lb (15-18 kg)
Dog Breed Characteristics
Alpine Dachsbracke has a double coat that consists of a thick top layer and a dense undercoat. Their coat doesn't require any special care, but like most double-coated dogs Alpine Dachsbracke will shed especially during shedding season (twice a year), and regular brushing is advised to keep the amount of hair under control.
Alpine Dachsbracke coat colors
- Dark deer red
- Black with red-brown markings
The rest is basic care. Like any other dog, Alpine Dachsbracke will also require regular teeth cleaning and bathing. Weekly check their ears for any sign of infection or bad odor which can indicate an infection. Their nails need to be trimmed if you hear them clicking on the floor.
Alpine Dachsbracke dogs are very active and they will enjoy all fun daily activities. You can take them on long walks, play with them in the house or throw them ball outside – whatever you choose your dog will enjoy and be happy. If their daily physical needs are met you will have the most lovable dog with whom you will not have any problems.
To ensure that you end up with the best possible dog, early socialization is a must. Start socializing your Alpine Dachsbracke as soon as you bring him home. With proper socialization, you will ensure that your dog doesn't become shy or aggressive. Expose your Alpine Dachsbracke to many different dogs, people, sight, and sounds and that will teach him how to properly react in many different situations.
Alpine Dachsbracke and kids
Alpine Dachsbracke is an excellent choice for families with kids and they will be great playing partners for them. Take note that no matter how good your dog is you should never leave him alone with kids so any unwanted behavior wouldn't emerge.
Alpine Dachsbracke and other animals
Alpine Dachsbracke get along with other dogs and enjoy their company. With proper socialization, you don't have to worry that your dog will become aggressive or wouldn't get along with other dogs. Since this is a hunting dog in some cases Alpine Dachsbracke can start chasing smaller animals.
Every dog can develop some health problems and Alpine Dachsbracke also can suffer from some conditions. To be sure that you will end up with the dog with the best possible health, always buy Alpine Dachsbracke from a responsible dog breeder. Responsible breeders will regularly check their breeding dogs to ensure that their puppies will be without inherited diseases.
Alpine Dachsbracke can suffer from:
- Hip dysplasia,
- Intervertebral disc disease
Alpine Dachsbracke breeders
Alpine Dachsbracke is not a very popular dog across the world so you must be patient if you want to get this dog. Alpine Dachsbracke is still very popular in their native land – Austria. When trying to find Alpine Dachsbracke breeders take your time and explore all your options. We advise you only to search and contact official and responsible dog breeders because if you do so you can be sure that your future puppy will have the best possible start in life - good and responsible breeders take good care of their dogs and provide them with everything they need.
Alpine Dachsbracke gets along excellent with everybody – including kids and other dogs so you can be sure that this dog will be a great fit for your family.
World Dog Finder team