Austrian Black and Tan Hound

Believed to be true descendents of Celtic hounds, the Austrian Black and Tan Hound (also known as Bracke, Austrian Smooth-haired Hound, Brandlbracke) is a hunting breed originating in Austria. This medium sized dog has broad skull with medium length ears, set high on head. Ears are long and flat. They eyes of this dog are clear dark brown. The muzzle is strong with with straight nasal bridge. Nose is black. The chest is broad and deep with slightly arched loin. The breed has strong legs that help the dog in galloping. Overall, the body is athletic, muscular and strong. Coat is short, smooth, close fitting, dense and with a silky sheen. As evident from breed name, the body colour is black with clearly defined light and dark fawn markings. Two fawn markings above the eyes must be present. The body height and weight for this breed is between 19-22 inches and 33-49 pounds respectively.

This breed is not recognized by AKC however FCI does recognize this as a pure breed dog.

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