Alpine Dachsbracke Description

The Alpine Dachsbracke is a dog breed that has short legs. It was bred to be a hunter, and it has a powerful bone structure with a thick coat and strong muscles. The nose should have a well-defined stop, and the muzzle should be powerful. The nose of the Alpine Dachsbracke should be black, and the lips should be black as well. The teeth should either form a pincer bite or a scissor bite.

The eye color of these dogs should be a darker brown, and though the neck should be strong, it should never be too long. The Alpine Dachsbracke will have a wide chest, and the stomach should be tucked up a bit. The tail of the Alpine Dachsbracke should be carried a bit downward, and the acceptable coat colors are black, red, and brown. A bit of white is also allowed on the chest.

Also Known As

Alpenländische Dachsbracke
Basset des Alpes
Perro tejonero alpino

Temperament

While the Alpine Dachsbracke is a friendly dog, it also has large amounts of courage. This is important, as this dog was bred to hunt. These dogs have a coat that will protect them from various weather conditions, and these dogs were commonly used to track deer that had been wounded by hunters. In addition to this, it assisted hunters in locating both rabbits and foxes. These dogs have a large amount of loyalty and endurance and were frequently used in mountainous areas, as their name implies.

Health Problems

The health problems that this breed suffers from are unknown. These are healthy dogs that will have a maximum life expectancy of 12 years.

Exercise

The Alpine Dachsbracke was bred to hunt, and it has extensive amounts of endurance. Owners will want to make sure they are given excessive amounts of exercise. They should be taken for long walks, and they should also be allowed to run free in an area that is secure. The Alpine Dachsbracke is good for apartment dwellers. They can be active inside the home, and a yard is not necessary for them.

Special Grooming Needs

Because these dogs were bred to hunt, breeders didn’t pay a lot of attention to their looks. Their coats are short and smooth, and owners will find them simple to maintain. A firm brush should be used regularly, and shampoo should only be used when the dog needs it. Owners will want to monitor the ears to make sure they do not become infected. It is also important to make sure the nails are cut on a consistent basis.