Austrian Black and Tan Hound

Austrian Hound, Black and Tan Hound, Austrian Brachet

The Austrian Black and Tan Hound's very fine sense of smell and beautiful throat make him a good friend among hunters. He follows the hare track everywhere and with a lot of confidence. This small, emotional and versatile dog is able to detect the moods of those around him. Lively and attentive, he is always on the lookout and will be accommodating if necessary. This gentle hunting dog is friendly, pleasant, lively, attentive, accommodating, receptive and very obedient.

Height 48 to 56 cm
Weight 15 to 22 kg
Life expectancy 12 to 14 years
Hair Loss High
Excercise Need High
Home country Austria

Quick Overview of the Austrian Black and Tan Hound


  • Accommodating and pleasant with family
  • Attentive and lively
  • Never shy
  • Obedient and receptive


  • Flexible and elongated silhouette
  • Smooth and silky coat
  • Lovely crystal clear dark brown eyes
  • Hanging ears


  • No particular pathology
  • Robust and solid
  • Rarely ill
  • Excellent life expectancy

Temperament of the Austrian Black and Tan Hound

Accommodating and pleasant in family, attentive, lively but never shy, he is very reserved but friendly with everyone. Obedient and receptive, his education is easy.

He is appreciated as a companion and hunting dog for his exceptional qualities, beautiful throat and very fine nose.

Breed Appearance

Austrian black and tan brachet

The Austrian Black and Tan Hound is medium size and rather solidly built. His flexible and elongated silhouette is very well adapted to help him fulfill his multiple tasks.


Between 50 and 56 cm (19.69 to 22.05 inches) for the male
Between 48 and 54 cm (18.90 to 21.26 inches) for the female


Between 15 and 22 kg (33.07 to 48.50 pounds) for the male
Between 15 and 22 kg (33.07 to 48.50 pounds) for the female


His coat color is a black background with a few tan patches bounded by pretty shades of fawn, ranging from light to dark.


His smooth, silky hair, about 2 cm (3/4 inch) long, is dense, tight and flat.


His large head has a slightly marked occipital region but with a very well marked stop. His beautiful crystal clear eyes are dark brown. His ears of medium length, hanging down along the cheek, are not too wide and become rounder towards the tip. His nose is black. His long tail, hanging at rest, is gradually finer and slightly curved in action.

According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 6, section 1 and is #63

Characteristics of the Austrian Black and Tan Hound

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Life in an apartment
Good first dog
Tolerates solitude
Tolerates cold weather
Tolerates hot weather
Friendly with children
Friendly with strangers
Friendly with other animals
Hair loss
Drooling level
Easy to care for
Robust health
Easy to train
Tendency to bark
Tendency to nibble
Instinct to hunt
Adventurous spirit
Energy level
Level of intensity
Need for exercise

Price and monthly budget

Price you can expect to pay for a Austrian Black and Tan Hound puppy: between and
These prices are indicative and may vary from breeder to breeder

Tips About this breed

This nice and beautiful specimen is an affectionate, well-balanced, calm and very pleasant companion. A versatile hunting & searching dog, he is also very appreciated by the family.

Not a city dog, the Austrian Black and Tan Hound needs wide open spaces to spend his beautiful energy. He is more of the sports rather than sedentary type and the great outdoors is vital to him. Running freely is part of his canine nature.

The Black and Tan Austrian Hound is not really good for guarding because he is suitable for everyone and loves all. Despite a reserve close to shyness, he is friendly in all situations. His socialization is therefore very easy but his education must still be firm and adequate in order not to exacerbate his great reserve.

Health of the Austrian Black and Tan Hound

The race is not affected by any particular pathology. The Austrian Black and Tan Hound is sturdy and solid and rarely ill. Generally enjoying excellent health, the subjects have a good life expectancy.


His rather floppy ears should be inspected periodically and regular brushing is recommended. No other special care is required for the Austrian Black and Tan Hound.

History of this breed

Of totally unknown origin, the Austrian Black and Tan Hound is believed to be descended from the Celtic Hound. As the breed was not subject to any specific regulations in the 19th century, there is no official information about him. Unofficially originating from Austria, he is little known outside the Austrian borders.

Widely used for hunting in the mountains and forests, the Austrian Black and Tan Hound is a very versatile hound. He is therefore ideal for hunting and searching and also much loved as a companion dog.

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