Country of OriginAustria
Nicknames and Other NamesWirehair Styrian Mountain, Steirische
Peintinger Bracke,
Steirische Rauhhaarige Hochgebirgsbracke, Rauhhaarbracke
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypePurebred
GroupScednthound Group
Bred ForHunting Game Through Scent
Recognized ByFCI, UKC
Life Span12-14 Years
Ideal WeightMale: 40 pounds
Female: 35 Pounds
Ideal HeightMale: 21 Inches
Female: 17 Inches
Fur TypeCrose and Wiry
Common ColorsRed, Yellow, Fawn
AvailabilityRarely Available
Suitable for ApartmentsNot Suitable
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToIstrian Coarse-Haired Hound

The Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound is a medium-sized dog breed that has a robust body that is covered with a coarse coat. They have an athletic body with strong and well-muscled legs. The ears are large, handing down and the eyes are large which gives a solemn expression.

Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound was originally bred for the purpose of hunting, but in spite of it, it is not an aggressive dog breed and makes an excellent family pet. They need a house with a yard and people that are active and who can meet their activity level.

Origin and History

The Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound was originated in Austria and created by Karl Peintinger, an industrialist from Styria in the 1870s. He crossed between Hanoverian scent hound and Istrian Hound to develop a hound that can hunt in rough terrain. After some attempts, he was successful to create a Styrian Coarse-haired Hound that was a hardy dog which used to track game in high altitude.

Styrian Coarse-haired Hound was first recognized in its home country by the Austrian Kennel Club. It is also recognized by the FCI and the UKC as a member of the Scenthound Group.

Temperament, Behavior, and Personality

Temperament: The temperament of the Styrian Coarse-haired Hound is hard-working, sweet, loving, and devoted. Although it is not kept as a companion dog, it is also suitable as a pet due to its friendly and sweet nature.

Behavior: As a scenthound, Styrian Coarse-haired Hound tends to follow an interesting scent that their nose catch. This behavior can get them into trouble as they might go far and could involve there for hours. Therefore, a well-fenced yard is necessary or keep them on a leash.

Personality: The personality of the Styrian Coarse-haired Hound is hardy, loyal, and alert. They can work on the rough terrain for a long time and can still survive without eating. They are very loyal and devoted to their master who only sees one particular person in the family as a leader.

Styrian coarse-haired hound with its hunt
Styrian coarse-haired hound with its hunt.
Image Source: Newcastle Herald


Styrian Coarse-haired Hound is a smart dog breed that can be trained easily if you are an experienced dog owner. They tend to respond well to positive methods of training so reward them with delicious treats and lots of vocal praises. Never be harsh on them even if they make some mistakes. Start from basic obedience training and move to advance as they master the basics.

Is Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound Child-Friendly?

Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound gets along with children very well as they are sweet and gentle towards them. They adore kids and loves to play with them. Although they tend to get along with children well, it is very necessary to supervise them and their interaction.

A baby girl and Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound
A baby girl and Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound.
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  • Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound is also known as Peintinger Bracke which is the name given after the person that created this breed.
  • Although Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound has been recognized by FCI and UKC, it has not yet been recognized by the American Kennel Club.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesHip Dysplasia, Ear Infections,
Bloat, Cataracts
Vaccination RequiredRabies, Canine Distemper, Kennel Cough,
Canine Parainfluenza, Canine Coronavirus,
Canine Parvovirus, Leptospirosis
SheddingAverage Shedder
DroolingLow Drooler
GroomingEasy and Minimal Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialAverage
Separation AnxietyModerate Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 22%
Fat: 8%
Fish Oil

The Styrian Coarse-haired Hound can face a few of the following common canine health problems:

  • Ears Infections: The floppy ears of the Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound is very much likely to catch dirt and bacteria from it. It is necessary to keep their ears clean and dry to prevent them from any ears infections.
  • Bloat: The condition where the abdomen is swollen, it is due to bloat. It can be a serious problem, so take your dog to a vet for proper check-up and treatment.


The Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound comes in the following colors:

  • Fawn
  • Red
  • Pale Yellow


styrian coarse-haired hound puppy swimming
Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound puppy swimming.
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Cost: The average cost of the Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound puppy is between $600-$800 USD.


Height: The average height of the Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound is between 17 to 21 inches.

Weight: The average weight of the Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound is between 35 to 45 pounds.

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