Alpine Dachsbracke

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Alpine Dachsbracke

Overview

The Alpine Dachsbracke also referred as Alpenlandischer Dachsbracke, Alpenländische Dachsbracke and Basset des Alpes, it is a sturdy, short-legged, hardy breed with strong bones, solid muscles, robust body structure and thick coat. With a bold and dauntless character, the Alpine Dachsbracke is a weather resistant working dog used as a tracking hound for wounded deer and as a scenthound for fox and hares. Though, it is a tireless and daring hunting dog but also capable to entertain and amuse the owner being family dog. The Alpine Dachsbracke is not only a nice family companion but also a loyal, trustworthy, dedicated and effective small guard dog. Reserved with strangers, the Alpine Dachsbracke dogs are considered somewhat yappy and quick to raise the vocal alarm when perceived even slightest disturbance. Once they have introduction, they become very humble friends of the strangers. Being intelligent, it can be easily trained dog, but like other breeds it would like to have a positive reinforcement of training. It should be trained firmly, gently and positively. Alpine Dachsbrackes truly bred to hunt and have ample energy and endurance. Highly energetic and perky dogs need ample amount of daily workout. It has a close fitting double coat, outer coat is very thick while under coat is rather dense. The ultimate colors of this breed are dark deer red with or with no black hairs a little bit interspersed. Sometimes, it comes also in black with identical red-brown marking over head, legs, feet, tail, chest and underside. A white star on the chest is permissible. It is easy to groom dog. The height of Alpine Dachsbracke is 13 to 16.5 inches and weight is 33 to 40 pounds. Life expectancy of Alpine Dachsbracke is 10 to 12 years.

Alpine Dachsbracke History

A hunting and shooting dog resembling the Alpine Dachsbracke was already used in olden times. In 1881 and 1885, the Rudolf, a Crown prince of Habsburg made his gamekeepers from Ischl and Murzsteg include Alpine Dachsbracken to his hunting tours to the Egypt and Trukey. In 1932, it was recognized by major dog organizations of Austria with name of Alpine- Erzgebirgs – Dachsbracke as a third Scenthound breed in Austria. The name was changed from Alpine- Erzgebirgs – Dachsbracke to Alpenlaendische Dachsbracke in 1975. The FCI recognized and announced the Austria its country of origin. In 1991, it was placed at section 2 of nomenclature of FCI. In English world, it was recognized by UKC.

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Alpine Dachsbracke Life Expectancy

Life expectancy of Alpine Dachsbracke is 10 to 12 years.

Alpine Dachsbracke Appearance

The Alpine Dachsbracke is a sturdy, short-legged, hardy breed with strong bones, solid muscles, robust body structure and thick coat. It has a straight nose bridge with specific stop with a rather arched skull. With close fitting lips the nose of the breed meets in black color. The teeth are strong and meet in pincer or scissor bit. The eyes are dark brown. Not too long neck is very muscular. The well muscled trunk is strong and elongated. With a pronounced fore-chest, the chest is broad and deep ad shoulders are strongly muscled, sloping and long, belly is fairly tucked up. Thick at root tail is set high. The forelegs are strong and right straight comparatively short to the body length. Well angulated hindquarter is strong and muscular. It has a close fitting double coat, outer coat is very thick while under coat is rather dense. The ultimate colors of this breed are dark deer red with or with no black hairs a little bit interspersed. Sometimes, it comes also in black with identical red-brown marking over head, legs, feet, tail, chest and underside. A white star on the chest is permissible.

Alpine Dachsbracke Weight and Height

The height of Alpine Dachsbracke is 13 to 16.5 inches and weight is 33 to 40 pounds.

Alpine Dachsbracke Temperament

With a bold and dauntless character, the Alpine Dachsbracke is an intelligent and cordial dog. Though, it was primarily bred as hunting dog that would able to survive in the tough climatic lofty terrains of the Alps, however, it is also lovable and popular house pet. Robust and hardy, the Alpine Dachsbracke is a weather resistant working dog used as a tracking hound for wounded deer and as a scenthound for fox and hares. No doubt, it is a tireless and daring hunting dog but it is also capable to entertain and amuse the owner being family dog. The Alpine Dachsbracke is not only a nice family companion but also a loyal, trustworthy, dedicated and effective small guard dog. This friendly dog is respectful to the family members and remarkably good with kids in spite of its coursing nature. They are lively, energetic and exceptionally sociable and friendly to those that they know. Reserved with strangers, the Alpine Dachsbracke dogs are considered somewhat yappy and quick to raise the vocal alarm when perceived even slightest disturbance. Once they have introduction, they become very humble friends of the strangers. It’s wonderful nature, even temperament and hunting skills make it a good choice for those who are active and energetic while out and mild and calm while at homes. It is good addition in the family life; it provides a good companionship and love to the whole family equally. But be sure you are the firm, consistent and with leadership qualities when interacting with such hunting breed.

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Alpine Dachsbracke with children and other pets

This friendly dog is respectful to the family members and remarkably good with kids in spite of its coursing nature. They are lively, energetic and exceptionally sociable and friendly to those that they know. Reserved with strangers, the Alpine Dachsbracke dogs are considered somewhat yappy and quick to raise the vocal alarm when perceived even slightest disturbance. Once they have introduction, they become very humble friends of the strangers. It is not known for being overly possessive and not creates any trouble while living with other dogs if socialized well enough. It can reply with violent behavior when a dog trying to bully it. Being a natural hunter, it can have a high prey drive and may pose a permanent threat to little animals around him. It is recommended for those houses where small animals like rabbits, birds and cats do not exist already.

Alpine Dachsbracke Care and Grooming

The fine and smooth short coat of the Alpine Dachsbracke can be easy to groom. It may have a low maintenance requirement. Make a brushing routine as you afford easily. Bathe it when necessity demands. Ears should be checked for infection on regular basis and nail should be trimmed when growing long.

Alpine Dachsbracke Health Issues

The breed has no known health issues.

Alpine Dachsbracke Training

Being intelligent, it can be easily trained dog, but like other breeds it would like to have a positive reinforcement of training. It should be trained firmly, gently and positively. It may learn quickly and act upon gently. Consistency in training is a key feature to best train a dog. Try to keep the sessions as brief as a dog like to act upon your commands, leave it free when it feels some boring in training. You should have some tricky ways in addition to the positive and firm reinforcement. Be positive, sure, firm, solid and true pack leader while you are training an Alpine Dachsbracke. It is very active and vigorous dog that will need an active and potent owner.

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Alpine Dachsbracke Exercise

It is okay in apartment livings and moderately active indoor and can do well even with no yard. Alpine Dachsbrackes truly bred to hunt and have ample energy and endurance. Highly energetic and perky dogs need ample amount of daily workout. The daily exercises include long and brisk daily walks. They will feel wonderful satisfaction if taken on hunting trips.

Alpine Dachsbracke Litter Size

The litter size of Alpine Dachsbracke breed is 3 to 5 puppies.

Alpine Dachsbracke Recognition

The FCI, APRI, NKC, CKC, ACR, ACA, DRA, ACA recognized the Alpine Dachsbracke breed.

Alpine Dachsbracke Group

It falls in following groups:

Scenthound

Alpine Dachsbracke Talents

The talents of the Alpine Dachsbracke are:

Hunting & Tracking

Watchdog

Companion

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