Bavarian Mountain Hounds are a rare breed. They have been bred since the beginning of time, but they were not recognized as a national breed until 1936 when they won first place at the world show. Since then they have become one of the most popular breeds in Germany and throughout Europe. Their coat is very thick and curly with long hair on their back, legs, ears and tail. These dogs weigh between 40-60 pounds (18-26 kg). The color of these dogs varies from white to black, with some being almost pure black. Some are spotted or striped. They have large heads and strong bodies, which makes them excellent climbers and jumpers. Their eyes are almond shaped and brown in color. These dogs are known for their love of water, but they do need regular exercise so they can keep fit.
These hounds are extremely loyal to their owners, even if it means walking all day without any food! They are also known to bark loudly when they see something suspicious. These hounds make great family pets, and they are good guard dogs. They are not aggressive towards other animals, but will defend themselves if necessary.
The Bavarian Mountain Hound is considered to be a medium sized dog weighing between 40-60 pounds (18-26 kg) and stands around 18 inches tall (45 cm). They can be any color, but usually are black and tan. These dogs are very similar to the Beagles in appearance. They have large heads with small ears that hang down and a long tail as well.
They have short legs and a powerful body, which allows them to easily jump or climb over things. These dogs have a long coat that must be brushed on a regular basis to prevent matting and tangling. Owners should also be prepared to clean up after these dogs as they tend to drool when they get overly excited.
Bavarian Mountain Hounds are very affectionate and loving towards their family. They are excellent with children and will play with them without being too rambunctious. However, they may chase smaller pets or animals if they are not trained properly from a young age. They will bark loudly when a stranger approaches your home.
These dogs are not naturally aggressive, but they will defend themselves if they are attacked or feel threatened.
These are intelligent dogs that respond well to training. They are usually easygoing and get along well with everyone. They do require a moderate amount of exercise to keep them happy and healthy. Owners should ensure they are trained while they are still young as these dogs can be willful if they do not get their way.
They should be taught not to bark at everything as well.
These dogs were bred to hunt and they have all the qualities of a good hunter. They have excellent noses, they are fast, have great endurance and they also have powerful jaw strength. These dogs will chase anything that runs from them, however they should be kept on a leash in public areas as they will chase other animals or insects that cross their path. These dogs will even chase cars if they are running alongside of them.
The Bavarian Mountain hound is a healthy dog that does not suffer from a large number of hereditary diseases. They are prone to some eye and hip problems, but these are mostly found in dogs that are not properly cared for. The average life expectancy of this dog is between 10-12 years.
The Bavarian Mountain hound will thrive in any environment as long as they are given enough exercise and attention. They will be fine in an apartment if they are taken outside for walks or jogs on a regular basis. They are not really happy being left alone for long periods of time.
These dogs are not suited to be kept outdoors as guard dogs as they are more friendly to everyone. They will bark at anyone who comes near your home, but this is usually followed by jumping and licking.
The Bavarian Mountain hound is a loving and fun dog. They are great with children and will be a loyal member of the family. They are intelligent and easy to train as long as owners establish themselves as the alpha in the pack. These dogs should not be kept outdoors and should have plenty of exercise on a daily basis.
They shed a moderate amount and require regular grooming. They do drool and slobber quite a bit, especially when they are excited.
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