Bavarian Mountain Hound

KC Pedigree, Medium

Moderate shedding

Not good for first time owners

Bred to trail wounded game in the rugged forests and mountains of Bavaria, they can identify the scent of the injured game they are hunting from that of other animals of the same species!

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

An experienced trainer who wants to take up tracking/trailing.

Not the best for ...

Most people! This is not your average pet dog, but a highly intelligent, athletic worker.

Aliases

BMH, Bayerischer Gebirgsschweisshund

Cross between

None

Origin

Germany

Size

Medium
Average size - could pick up if you had to in an emergency

Exercise Needs

High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!

Coat

Smooth
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?

No

HOW IT WORKS

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