Description: The Austrian Grand Brackes are medium in size with the male being 20-22 inches and the female being 19-21 inches.

The weight is 33-49 pounds. With a broad skull that then goes to a strong and straight muzzle. The lips are tight and well colored. The teeth meet in a scissor bite.

They have a black nose. The eyes are dark brown. The ears are set high on the side of the head and hang flat to the head; these are broad and round at the tips.

The body is lean and agile but shows the muscular strength this breed has. The chest is deep and broad. They have a long tail that tapers and has a slight bend at the tip.

The legs are straight and strong. The coat is smooth and is about 2cm in length; this is dense and lies flat to the skin and has a shine.

Colors are black and tan with fawn markings above the eyes. The life expectancy is 12-14 years.

History: This is a hunting hound. There are three breeds that come under this name, you have, the Austrian black and tan, Tyrolean hound and Styrian coarse-haired hound these are collective under the Austrian Grand Brackes name.

These dogs hunt in the mountainous areas of Austria. These dogs have been, and are still, highly valued as good hunting dogs.

The history goes back to the times of Celtic myths and the dog is talked about for its great courage loyalty and great bravery, all attribute sought in the times of old.

This breed is not well known outside of Austria. In 1884 the Austrian Grand Brackes was recognized as a distinctive breed. This is a rare breed and even more rare outside its native country.

Temperament: This dog is a hunting dog with great talents at hunting quietly. It can cope with high altitudes. They hunt hares and foxes even with a cold scent.

This is a well mannered dog and although not ideal for a family pet, if you love the outdoors and can walk this dog well, it should be fine. This dog needs a good pack leader with natural firm and fair leadership.

This dog is good with obedience. This dog is unsuitable for city life and the owner will need to be rural at least. They are intelligent and loyal.

This dog is good with children. If socialized well they are tolerant and good with other dogs and non canine pets.

The Austrian Grand Brackes are affectionate to their family. However, this dog is really a working dog, and it excels with hunting, they can follow a scent for hours.

Training is not hard with this dog as it likes to please. This dog is used to hard work and will not take well to just sitting around.

Health issues: This is a good healthy breed and there are no known problems.

Grooming: As this is a working/ hunting dog the need for grooming is only slight. Brush once a week.

To get The Austrian Grand Brackes coat to shine and gleam rub over the coat with a chamois.

Living conditions: The Austrian Grand Brackes is unsuitable for apartment living.

If you can’t find a local breeder in your area don’t worry, many breeders are using the major airlines like American, Delta, Continental and Northwest airlines for shipping their puppies.

At this time the airlines will ship puppies to the following States: Alabama AL – Alaska AK – Arizona AZ – Arkansas AR – California CA – Colorado CO – Connecticut CT – Delaware DE – Florida FL – Georgia GA – Hawaii HI – Idaho ID – Illinois IL – Indiana IN – Iowa IA – Kansas KS – Kentucky KY – Louisiana LA – Maine ME – Maryland MD – Massachusetts MA – Michigan MI – Minnesota MN – Mississippi MS – Missouri MO – Montana MT – Nebraska NE – Nevada NV – New Hampshire NH – New Jersey NJ – New Mexico NM – New York NY – North Carolina NC – North Dakota ND – Ohio OH – Oklahoma OK – Oregon OR – Pennsylvania PA – Rhode Island RI – South Carolina SC – South Dakota SD – Tennessee TN – Texas TX – Utah UT – Vermont VT – Virginia VA – Washington WA – Washington, D.C. – West Virginia WV – Wisconsin WI – Wyoming WY – Hawaii HI.

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