Bavarian Mountain Hound

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The Bavarian Mountain Hound (Bayerischer Gebirgsschweisshund) is a hunting breed and blood tracking specialist.

This breed was originally bred in the 1700s in Bavaria, to work perfectly in the mountainous terrains. In the Middle Ages, it was used in Germany to follow injured game. Its body is slightly taller than its tail and has a perfect medium-sized body that can walk through steep mountainous regions without any hurdles. But, it is not good for casual hunting or as a home pet. The dog, however, makes a good companion for kids and remains loyal to its master. Read on to know everything about this tough dog breed.

Bavarian Mountain Hound is bred to live in tough conditions and hence isn’t too attractive for the dog owners who seek it for it for its looks. Since it is a hunting breed, the dog possesses a strong and lengthened head, with broad and slightly domed skull. It has red spots on its body and has solid broad jaws with lips wholly covering the mouth. The short and thick coat lies tightly on its body, giving it a toned look and comes in deer red, tan, reddish grey, solid deep red, fawn, reddish brown and also brindled colors. The medium-sized ears are set high and hang flat against the head. The dog has a broad muzzle, with black or dark colored nose.

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