A typical if small foxhound.
The History Of The Deutsch Bracke
The Deutsch Bracke is also known as the Olpe Hound and German Foxhound. They originated in Germany during the 1800’s.
An effective tracking dog from the family of foxhounds. Bred originally in Germany with typical colors and markings of the hound. At the turn of the 20th century there were various breeds of pack hounds in Germany. Now with the exception of the Deutsche Bracke, they are virtually extinct.
A standard was drawn up during 1955 in Olpe, Germany to fix the type for show purposes and because of this, the breed is sometimes referred to as the Olpe Hound. Similar in size to the English Harrier and is related to the Stovare group of scent hounds.
Description Of The Deutsch Bracke
Low set, very long ears that are not altered. Long, thin, unaltered tail.
The breed averages 16 - 21 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs 35 - 40 pounds.
Coat & Grooming
Short, smooth and glossy coat, marked in the typical tricolor of the foxhound (black, brown, and white). They have low grooming requirements.
Reported health problems
Generally healthy occasional hip dysplasia.
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A pack hound with a melodious voice like its Foxhound brethren. The majority of these hounds are in the hands of masters of Foxhounds and used for fox hunting. Unsuitable as a house pet, this is an outdoor dog and finding a puppy to purchase will be difficult.
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