Bruno Jura Hound

Loyalty, consistency, affection and joie de vivre make this dog an excellent life companion. A family living in the countryside will benefit from the good character of the Bruno Jura Hound as well as his great ability to play and participate in the games of all family members. This excellent companion dog is also an outstanding hunting hound and is greatly appreciated by hunting families.

Height 45 to 59 cm
Weight 20 to 25 kg
Life expectancy 12 to 13 years
Home country Switzerland

Quick Overview of the Bruno Jura Hound


  • Very soft and docile
  • Devoted to his master and his family
  • Lively and very fast
  • Not at all aggressive


  • Indisputable nobility air
  • Very muscular build
  • Fine, short and smooth coat
  • Narrow, drooping, rounded ears


  • No particular pathology

Temperament of the Bruno Jura Hound

Endowed with a very gentle and docile character, the Bruno Jura Hound is very devoted to his master and family. Passionate about hunting, he is lively and fast. Not at all aggressive and very active, he is an excellent dog for children and all their games.

Faithful and very sporty, he easily adapts to all outdoor situations and loves walks where he can stretch as much as he wants.

Breed Appearance

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The Bruno Jura Hound is a medium-size dog of undeniable nobility. His vigor and endurance are visible in his harmonious, sustained gait.

This medium-size muscular dog is not heavy, but very muscular. His proud, noble appearance gives him a very distinctive look.


Between 49 and 59 cm (19.29 to 23.23 inches) for the male
Between 45 and 54 cm (17.72 to 21.26 inches) for the female


Between 20 and 25 kg (44.09 to 55.12 pounds) for the male
Between 20 and 25 kg (44.09 to 55.12 pounds) for the female


His coat is fawn to thistle or black, sometimes marked with a fawn color on the chest, and occasionally a small white patch that may discreetly contain black or grey.


His very fine hair is smooth, dense and short.


His elongated head is very narrow, giving him his air of nobility. His eyes are more or less dark brown. His narrow ears are drooping and rounded at the tip. His nose is generally black. His long tail is hanging.

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

Tips About this breed

The Bruno Jura Hound will easily adapt to every possible situation. However, a house with a fenced garden where he can run around freely will make him very happy.

Although he can suit all kinds of owners, the Bruno Jura Hound is very sporty and energetic.

You must therefore be prepared to devote time for his daily energetic walk if he can't benefit from a space where he can do it.

Calm and gentle, he still needs a firm and strict education in order to control his tendency to stubbornness.

Health of the Bruno Jura Hound

No particular maintenance is necessary in his case but a good regular brushing will be appreciated by the dog.


The Bruno Jura Hound usually enjoys excellent health. The breed is not predisposed to any particular pathology.

History of this breed

This hound has very ancient Swiss origins. Represented on a mosaic discovered in Avenches, the breed was undeniably already present in Roman Helvetia.

The Bruno Jura Hound was then sought after in the 15th century by Italian dog-lovers and in the 18th century by the French for his exceptional aptitude for hare hunting.

Five models of Swiss Hounds existed and a standard was established for each model in 1882. After the total disappearance of the Thurgau Hound, the standards were modified in 1909.

For the four remaining varieties, a single standard was declared in 1933. Today, the old variety of Jura Hounds of the Saint-Hubert type has also disappeared.

Used for deer, hare, fox and even wild boar gun hunting, this small game dog is highly appreciated for his great confidence and tenacity on easy or extremely difficult terrain. This much appreciated hunting hound is also widely used as a companion dog.

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