The Bavarian Mountain Hound is a German breed that originated in the mid-19th century. It was developed as a hunting dog and bred specifically to hunt large game such as deer, boar, and foxes. The breed has been recognized by the American Kennel Club since 1996.
The Bavarian Mountain Hound has a medium-sized frame with short fur that lies close to its body. Males typically weigh between 44-55 pounds while females weigh slightly less at around 33-44 pounds. They stand at about 17 -20 inches tall at the shoulder. These dogs have deep-set eyes that are usually brown in color and their ears hang down close to their face.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds are known for being friendly, loyal, and protective of their owners without being overly aggressive or territorial. They are social animals who enjoy spending time with people but may be reserved around strangers until they get comfortable.
As natural hunters, these dogs can show some herding behavior tendencies which make them great pets for families with children because they tend to be patient with kids who want to play or run around outside.
Like all breeds of dogs, there are health issues that affect the Bavarian mountain hounds more than others including hip dysplasia and arthritis due to excessive activity levels during hunts.
However on average they live up from between ten to fourteen years so it’s not something extremely common within this breed.
These active dogs require lots of exercise daily since they were originally bred as hunting dogs; ideally long hikes would work bests giving them mental stimulation too
Special Grooming Needs:
Their coat needs weekly grooming including brushing and bathing every couple of months depending on how dirty it gets after outdoor activities also nail trimming should not be neglected either
Bavarian mountain hounds require early training while puppies especially if you want to have control over their natural hunting instincts. They need basic and advanced obedience training since they are highly trainable breeds.
Compatibility with Children/Pets:
Bavarian mountain hounds typically get along well with children and other pets if properly socialized early on but still, it’s not recommended leaving them alone unsupervised at first especially until they fully trust each other
They don’t like being left for long hours or outside by themselves as some may develop separation anxiety.
There haven’t been any famous dogs of this breed in movies or TV shows, but they do make great working dogs out in the field