Westphalian Dachsbracke

Westphalian Dachsbracke

Last updated: Sep 04 2023

Westphalian Dachsbracke is a scent hound dog breed originating from Westphalia – a region in Germany. These dogs were bred to hunt badgers and foxes. Because of their short appearance, they were able to slush prey from tunnels and dens.

These dogs are able to work for hours and follow the scent. Besides hunting, Westphalian Dachsbracke dogs make good family companions as long as they are provided with the proper level of activities.

Westphalian Dachsbracke


12-15 in (30-38 cm)

Westphalian Dachsbracke


30-35 lb (13-15 kg)

Westphalian Dachsbracke



Westphalian Dachsbracke

Life Expectancy:

10-12 years

Dog Breed Characteristics

Energy Level
Grooming Needs
Exercise Needs
Kid Friendly
Dog Friendly
General Health


Westphalian Dachsbracke has a dense and coarse coat. These dogs can come in red to yellow color with black saddle or mantle and white markings.

Since these dogs have droopy ears, you should be careful and check them regularly. They are prone to developing ear infections, and because of that, weekly check their ears for any signs of infections – bad odor, redness, 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.


Westphalian Dachsbracke dogs are medium active, and they will need a proper amount of daily activities to be happy. Playing with his owner in the house, chasing the ball, or just long walks can all do the trick and satisfy this dog. If you provide him with enough daily activities, you don’t have to worry that your dog will miss behaving.


Like any other dog breed, the Westphalian Dachsbracke should start the socialization process immediately. Dogs that are not well socialized are prone to behavioral problems and might react badly to situations they are not familiar with. 

There are many ways you can socialize your Westphalian Dachsbracke, and the most important thing to do is to get your dog familiar with the different situations they can find themselves in. Take your dog to parks where they can meet other dogs and people.

They can learn to react accordingly and understand that they don’t need to be scared of strangers and other dogs. It is also possible to socialize and teach your dog how to handle other pets, although they might never learn to “play nice” with other pets due to their high prey drive. 

Westphalian Dachsbracke and kids

Westphalian Dachsbracke are excellent family dogs that will get along with every family member, including children. Note that kids need to be taught how to properly play and interact with a dog so Westphalian Dachsbracke can enjoy their company.

If they are raised together from an early age, they will be playing parting, and they will enjoy spending time together.

Children should never be left alone with any dog, no matter what breed. You should make sure that your children understand how to approach dogs of this breed and understand how to interact and play with them properly.

Westphalian Dachsbracke and other animals

Westphalian 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 not get along with other dogs. Since this is a hunting dog in some cases, Westphalian Dachsbracke can start chasing smaller animals.


Westphalian Dachsbracke are generally healthy dogs, but like most of the dog breeds in the world, they can suffer from some health problems. Those problems include:

  • Ear infections
  • Back problems

If you want to get a puppy with the best possible health, you should never buy him from an irresponsible dog breeder. Official and responsible dog breeders regularly check their breeding dogs, and they will not breed dogs if there is a possibility that the puppies will end up with inherited diseases.

Westphalian Dachsbracke breeders

Westphalian Dachsbracke is not a very popular dog across the world so you must be patient if you want to get this dog. When trying to find Westphalian 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.

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Updated at04.09.2023.