Country of OriginAustria
Nicknames and Other NamesTyroler Bracke, Tiroler Bracke
Scientific NameCanis Lupus Familiaris
Breed TypePurebred
Bred ForHunting Through Scent
Recognized ByFCI
Life Span12-14 Years
Ideal WeightMale: 50 Pounds
Female: 41.5 Pounds
Ideal HeightMel: 18.5 Inches
Female: 17.5 Inches
Fur TypeThick, Double-coated, Coarse
Common ColorsBlack, Tan, Red
AvailabilityRarely Available
Suitable for ApartmentsNo
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToSchillerstovare

The Tyrolean Hound is a scenthound with a medium built, lean but strong body, and very keen scenting ability. Their head is wide and slightly curved following a straight and well-developed muzzle. Their ears are set high on the head and are long and wide.

It is not at all suited for a novice or an inexperienced dog owner. If their activity requirement is met, they do very well with all aged people in the family. They need a house with an open place where they can perform their daily physical activities. They do not do well in an apartment

Origin and History

Tyrolean Hound was originated in Austria as a scenthound in the 1800s. Emperor Maximilian I who was the Holy Roman Emperor used this dog breed for hunting hare and fox. They were also used for tracking wounded game by following their scent. This hound is believed to be descended of the ancient breed Celtic Hounds.

It was recognized as their breed in 1908. The United Kennel recognized this breed as a member of the scenthound group.

Temperament, Behavior, and Personality

Temperament: The temperament of the Tyrolean Hound is well-tempered, active, playful, and sometimes stubborn. They get along with their family very well and forms a strong bond with. They are loving and devoted towards them but can be stubborn sometimes.

Behavior: Tyrolean Hound thrives on the activities provided by its people. If they do not get a job to do, they tend to become anxious and depressed. Therefore, take them for outdoor activities like dogs sports, hiking, and running to keep them contained and healthy.

Tyrolean Hounds on the hills
Tyrolean Hounds on the hills.
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Personality: The personality of the Tyrolean Hound is loving, brave, smart, and independent. As a hunting dog, they are very brave and courageous. They make a great watchdog as they tend to warn their owner by barking if there are some unusual things going on.


Training Tyrolean Hound is not a difficult job to do as long as you are an experienced dog owner. They need a firm and consistent leader who can train them with patience. Reward them with delicious treats and lots of vocal praises as a source of motivation. Never be harsh or forceful on your dog as it will only make them scared or aggressive.

Tyrolean Hound
Tyrolean Hound sitting.
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Is Tyrolean Hound Child-Friendly?

Tyrolean Hound does very well with children due to their friendly and playful nature. They adore kids and love to spend time with them. Although it is not a great idea to leave your child alone with dogs even if the dog is very gentle.

Always supervise their interaction when they are together to avoid any hurting from either party.


  • Tyrolean Hound is relatively popular in its region but in other parts of the world, it still is rare and unknown.
  • It has not yet been recognized by the American Kennel Club.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesHip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism,
Ear Infection, Dental Problem
Vaccination RequiredRabies, Canine Distemper, Canine Coronavirus,
Canine Parvovirus, Kennel Cough,
Canine Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis
SheddingLow Shedder
DroolingAverage Drooler
GroomingAdvanced Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialAverage
Separation AnxietyLow Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 25%
Fat: 8%
Digestive Enzymes

Tyrolean Hound is a healthy dog breed in general with few canine health problems.

  • Ear Infection: Tyrolean Hound has long ears which can catch on dirt and bacteria easily while tracking game. So, it is very important to clean their ears from time to time.
  • Hip Dysplasia: The hip condition where the hip bone is either underdeveloped or dislocated from its original place is called hip dysplasia. It causes lameness and sharp pain on the back of your dog.


The Tyrolean Hound comes in the following colors:

  • Tri-color
  • Red
  • Tan
  • Black
  • White Patches


Tyrolean Hound Puppy
Cute Tyrolean Hound Puppy.
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Cost: The average cost of the Tyrolean Hound puppy is between $800-$1000 USD.


Height: The average height of the Tyrolean Hound is between 16.5-20 inches.

Weight: The average weight of the Tyrolean Hound is between 35-60 pounds.

Similar Dog Breeds to Tyrolean Hound

  • Schillerstovare
  • Austrian Black and Tan Hound
  • Montenegrin Mountain Hound

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