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Bavarian Mountain Hound
Literally another bloodhound (which is just a term for a dog doing a type of work), the Bavarian Mountain Hound is a trailing dog.  The honor code of Germany requires that injured game is found, whether dead or alive.  As a wounded animal can often travel for days, at great speed initially due to adrenaline, a talented dog is required to find and stay to a trail that may only have a drop of blood every few yards.  The Bavarian Mountain Hound numbered among these dogs.

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General Information
Group(s): HoundsScent Hound Height: under 20 inches
Weight: 55-77 pounds Longevity: early teens
Colors: black mask with fawn or brindle Coat type: smooth
Recognized Registries: FCI,
Overall Appearance: Substantial dog relatively close to the ground with minor flews and long ears. Eyes are alert and inquisitive.
Personaility - Behavior - Training
Energy Level: moderate
General Nature: low key, alert
  with Children: generally good
  with other pets: generally good
  with dogs: generally good
Socialization requirements: moderate
Ideal home characteristics: One that appreciates the great skills of a scenthound while recognizing the challenges on and off lead.
Temperament Notes: Affable and happy, intelligent and active.
Training requirement: moderate; socialize and basic manners
Trainer notes:
Background Information
Year range of first recognition: Probably during the 12th or 13th century if not sooner.
Country of Origin: Germany/Bavaria
Original Function: Scenthound
History: Developed for trailing wounded game probably dating from before the Middle Ages.
Adoption Information
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Questions to ask Breeder:  - The Breeder Questions as listed here provided with explanations and answers you will want to be looking for!

  • How long have you had Bassets?
  • What do you consider the proper Bavarian Mountain Dog temperament?
    • What health clearances do you get for your breeding stock?
    • Do you microchip your puppies?
    • Do you have a written contract and puppy guarantee?
    • How did you choose this particular breeding pair?
    • What titles do you seek for your breeding stock?
    • What suggestions do you offer for training and socializing a Bavarian Mountain Dog pup?
    • What do you consider the ideal Bavarian Mountain Dog home?
    • At what age do you send your pups to their homes?
    • Do you intend to keep a puppy from this litter?
    • How often do you have puppies available?
    • Do you find them difficult to housetrain?
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Breed standard: Bavarian Mountain Hound Standard of FCI

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