Get to know the Alpine Dachsbracke
All you need to know about the breed
Even-tempered, hard-working, and loyal, the Alpine Dachsbracke was originally developed to perform demanding tasks at high altitudes requiring endurance and prolonged effort in often-harsh weather conditions. With a to-do list like this, it’s no wonder the breed is somewhat of a chimera in appearance. The mix of Dachshund and Austrian Black and Tan Hound in their ancestry has produced a medium-sized dog with a hound-like head, a long, muscular trunk and short legs – all covered in a thick, close-fitting double coat in dark deer red or black with reddish-brown markings.
But the interesting mix doesn’t stop there. The Alpine Dachsbracke temperament is a kaleidoscope of high energy, sociability, affection, and tenacity – the latter sometimes to an extreme. True to its scent hound identity, the Alpine Dachsbracke will track a scent relentlessly once they’ve locked in on it and, as such, they are best kept on the lead when out and about. Additionally, Alpine Dachsbracke owners will want to keep food stored out of range to avoid an impromptu all-you-can-eat canine buffet.
While playful and engaged with their human families, the Alpine Dachsbracke can be standoffish and wary around strangers without prior training and socialisation. Additionally, the breed can turn to mischief without sufficient stimulation and become domineering when given free reign. The Alpine Dachsbracke will flourish with a confident owner capable of establishing themselves as “pack leader” and thrives on a lifestyle that gives them plenty of time exploring the great outdoors alongside all that great family time.
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From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Alpine Dachsbracke
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