Dog Breed Group: Tracking and Game Dog
Life Span: 12-14 years
Weight: Female: 16–27 kg, Male: 16–27 kg
Height: Female: 48–54 cm, Male: 50–56 cm
Origin of Name: Austrian Black and Tan Hound until after the middle of the 19th century.
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Very little is known about the history of Austrian Black and Tan Hound. The breed entered the written record in the mid-19th century, meaning that it has existed since at least that time. However, many experts believe that the dog is quite old, possibly for several centuries. Prior to the mid-1800s, dogs in Austria were not kept a pure breed in the modern sense, although they were bred for working ability, temperament, and appearance. This meant that the Austrian Black and Tan Hound probably existed, but it was not recognized as a unique breed of other medium and large Austrian odor wounds. The Austrians consider three of their hound breeds to be closely related, and collectively refer to them as the Grand Breaks, with Bracke being named for a large group of myrrh and the Grand from the much smaller Alpine Daxbrake Let's separate. In addition to the Austrian Black and Tan Hound, the group also includes the Styrian coarse-haired hound and the Tirolian hound. In fact, all three dogs are quite similar in appearance and all are likely related either through crossing or descent.