With a noble and elegant look, the German Hound is solidly built despite his light appearance. Even though he is smaller than most hunting dogs, the German Hound is very muscular and strong.
Between 40 and 53 cm (15.75 to 20.87 inches) for the male
Between 40 and 53 cm (15.75 to 20.87 inches) for the female
Between 19 and 20 kg (41.89 to 44.09 pounds) for the male
Between 19 and 20 kg (41.89 to 44.09 pounds) for the female
His coat can be a fawn red deer color with or without black spots. It can also be black and tan, light red deer or black with lightly defined or not very extensive tan spots.
His short coat is straight and tight with a very dense undercoat.
His head has a slightly domed skull with a well marked stop. His eyes are dark brown and medium size. His long, broad, hanging ears are set back and flat against his cheeks.
His nose is more or less dark with a light colored line in the middle of the nose. His tail is hanging at rest and is held slightly curved upwards when in action.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 6, section 1 and is #299