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Alpine Dachsbracke
To interested folks in the US, the Alpine Dachsbracke is unfamiliar even rare, but his background, history and temperament make him into a rather Old World variation of the popular Beagle.  Along with a similar purpose, as a Scenthound, the Alpine Dachsbracke is a delightful, easy going and handsome companion with a certain "forever puppy" quality.
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General Information
Group(s): HoundsScent Hound Height: 13-16.5 inches
Weight: 33-40 pounds Longevity: 12 years
Colors: Shades of red with some black with limited white permitted Coat type: smooth
Recognized Registries: FCI
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Personaility - Behavior - Training
Energy Level: moderate to high
General Nature: intelligent, friendly, fearless
  with Children: excellent with individual variation
  with other pets: good with individual variation
  with dogs: good with individual variation
Socialization requirements: required for dog that will deal well with many various situations
Ideal home characteristics: better suited for lifestyles with alot of activity
Temperament Notes: Typical of most scenthounds, a genial temperament that does well in most situations though some individuals may express strong prey drives (so not ideal with cats and other animals)
Training requirement: socialization and manners
Trainer notes:

Like most Scenthounds, a often overlooked source of fabulous family pets, the Alpine Dachsbracke might be difficult to train to recall as their exceptional scenting ability takes precendence over all other senses when they are on the trail (which could be at virtually any interesting moment).  Otherwise, they are likely an uniquely balanced dog of great heart, loyalty and tempermental balance.

Background Information
Year range of first recognition: ancient references
Country of Origin: probably Austria
Original Function: Scenthound
Adoption Information
Deviations from Standard:
Health Notes: as any flop ear breed prone to ear infections, possibility for back problems
Health Testing:
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 been in the breed?
  • How did you acquire your breeding stock?
  • What are your goals for breeding?
  • What health problems are you familiar with in the breed?
  • What guarantees do you offer?
  • How important do you consider socializing?  How would you go about socializing a puppy?
  • Do you guarantee to accept a dog back at any point in its life if the placement should somehow fail?
Web Sites: Limited interest outside of its native Germany means there isn't a parent club in North America, nor a rescue or code of ethics.
Other Resources
Breed standard: Standard of the Alpine Dachsbracke of the FCI

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