Tyrolean Hound is a medium-sized scent hound used for hunting. They are independent dogs and many hunters prefer these dogs since they can hunt alone. They can however be stubborn and that could lead to misbehavior. With the right training, you shouldn't have problems with Tyrolean Hound. When they are not working they can be great family pets.
16.5-19.5 in (42-50 cm)
44-60 lb (20-27 kg)
Dog Breed Characteristics
Tyrolean Hound has a thick double coat with a coarse undercoat. They come in two main colors: red and black and tan.
With these dogs, weekly brushing is enough to keep them look good. Brushing will remove all dead hair and keep the hair healthy and clean.
Since these dogs have droopy ears you should be very careful and check them regularly. They are prone to developing an ear infection and because of that weekly check their ears for any sign of infections – bad odor, redness, and wax build-up, etc.
With these dogs, the rest is basic care. Trim their nails if the dog doesn’t wear them out naturally, bathe them a few times a year, and brush their teeth so they secure fresh breath and healthy gums.
Tyrolean Hound has a lot of energy and you will have to provide these dogs with a lot of daily activities. You must be prepared to spend a lot of your free time outside with your dog. These dogs will enjoy many fun activities including hiking, chasing ball, etc. If their needs are meet you can be sure that you will end up with the best possible dog in the house.
As with all other dogs, even Tyrolean Hound requires proper and early socialization in order to trust your dog. With correct socialization, your dog will learn how it’s supposed to behave in many different situations he may find himself in. The socialization process starts as soon as you bring your Tyrolean Hound puppy home. Expose him to many different situations, people, dogs, and sounds.
They can learn to react accordingly and understand that they don’t need to be scared of strangers and other dogs. They can adapt to any environment as long as you secure them with plenty of physical and mental activity.
Tyrolean Hound and kids
Tyrolean Hound is best suited for a household with older kids who knows how to properly interact with the dog. Before you let them play you should also teach your kids what is the correct way to approach, interact and play with the dog. That way you can be sure that your kids will respect the dog.
Tyrolean Hound and other animals
Tyrolean Hound gets along with other dogs and enjoys 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 Tyrolean Hound can start chasing smaller animals.
Tyrolean Hounds have a life expectancy of 12-14 years. They are generally healthy dogs but they can be prone to some health problems. These problems include:
- Hip dysplasia
- Ear infections
To be sure that your dog will not develop any inherited diseases we advise you to only buy it from a responsible and official dog breeder. Those breeders regularly perform various health tests on their breeding dogs so they can be sure that their puppies will not develop inherited problems.
Tyrolean Hound breeders
Tyrolean Hound is not a very popular dog across the world so you must be patient is you want to get this dog. When trying to find Tyrolean Hound 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.
Tyrolean Hounds are pretty rare dogs so you must be prepared that you will have to wait for your puppy a bit longer.
World Dog Finder team