Get to know the Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound
All you need to know about the breed
Aside from their gorgeous good looks, which we’ll definitely get to, the Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound is super-smart and has an exceptional temperament. Calm, well-balanced and docile, they take most things in their stride and develop a deep bond with their owners.
In fact, this is an important thing to bear in mind when considering a Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound as a pet. They can get so attached to their owners that separation anxiety can become an issue. This is definitely a breed that is best suited to those at home during the day.
This also means that you can enjoy a long daily walk or a run together too – because the other thing to consider with Bavarian Mountain Scent Hounds is that they do require a fair amount of exercise. So, ideally, they are better suited to life in the countryside than the city – and to an owner who thrives on the great outdoors (couch potatoes need not apply…).
Originally bred in Germany, descended from primitive hunting dogs, the Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound is a cross between the Hanoverian Scent Hound and the Mountain Scent Hound. Combining the best characteristics of both, the Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound has a muscular, athletic frame, a keen tracking ability and an acute sense of smell. Very intelligent, they also respond well to training.
Notable for their gleaming russet coat, which can range from deep red to a lighter colour, Bavarian Mountain Scent Hounds are well-proportioned and have lovely facial features, too. So, all in all, they are the ideal dog for the right person – and all the more special because they can be so hard to find too.
2 facts about Bavarian Mountain Scent Hounds
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound