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Bavarian Mountain Hound (Imp)

Description

Illustration of Bavarian Mountain Hound (Imp)

The Bavarian Mountain Hound was developed as a scent hound to track down wounded game. Designed to work on steep mountain slopes, the Bavarian Mountain Hound is agile and athletic. It is thought that the breed is, in some respects, a smaller version of the Hanoverian Hound, a small German Bloodhound, which played a large part in its ancestry..

Breed Group
Hound
Vulnerable Native Breed
No
Size
Medium
How much exercise?
More than 2 hours per day
Length of coat
Short
How much grooming?
Once a week
Supposedly sheds? *
Yes
Town or Country
Country
Type of home
Small House
Minimum Garden Size
Large
Lifespan
Over 10 Years

* If you are asthmatic or have an allergy, you should consult your medical advisor before considering obtaining a dog. More information can also be found on the Kennel Club website.

The Hound Breed Group

Breeds originally used for hunting either by scent or by sight. The scent hounds include the Beagle and Bloodhound and the sight hounds such breeds as the Whippet and Greyhound. Many of them enjoy a significant amount of exercise and can be described as dignified, aloof but trustworthy companions.


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