Get to know the Austrian Black and Tan Hound
All you need to know about the breed
The rare and ravishing Austrian Black and Tan Hound makes quite an impression, with both their appearance and their well-mannered disposition. Little known outside of Austria, their country of origin, the breed is nonetheless hugely popular there, and has been so since their rise to fame in the mid-1800s.
The Austrian Black and Tan Hound breed is prized for their huge determination when out in the field, along with their over-the-top sense of smell. Agility and endurance is on their side, so expect a need for speed in the form of daily walks or running around a large enclosed space if kept as a family pet. Although not one to wander off, the Austrian Black and Tan Hound will still need to be observed when it comes to outdoor time as they are a true hound and do have a prey drive that can prove to dominate.
That said, this is a dog that is suited for the country almost exclusively and, given their respectable size, will not flourish if kept in an urban house - or smaller - as well as they would in wide open spaces. Expect a thrill for outdoor time from this energetic breed.
Expect a devoted dog too in the Austrian Black and Tan Hound, especially with little ones, whom they seem to naturally gravitate toward. Like any breed though, they should be trained appropriately to understand the miniature humans in their midst. And the reverse is also true.
2 facts about Austrian Black and Tan Hounds
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Austrian Black and Tan Hound
All about Austrian Black and Tan Hounds