Styrian Coarse-haired Hound

Styrian Hound, Peintinger Bracke

This specialist in hunting and blood search can easily move around in difficult terrain. The Austrian mountains are his large playground and he excels in his tasks wherever he is searching. The pursuit of wounded game by smell is his specialty and hunters appreciate him for his great skills. As he is devoted and very attached to his master, he loves hunting or sport episodes that will strengthen the bonds between the master and dog.

Height 45 to 53 cm
Weight 15 to 18 kg
Life expectancy 12 to 13 years
Home country Austria

Quick Overview of the Styrian Coarse-haired Hound


  • Very confident
  • Hard-working and stubborn
  • Serious and intelligent
  • Devoted to his master


  • Harsh and severe expression
  • Hard and rough coat
  • Brown eyes
  • Medium size ears


  • No particular disease
  • Rarely ill

Temperament of the Styrian Coarse-haired Hound

The Styrian Coarse-haired Hound is a very confident, hardworking and stubborn hunting and retrieving dog. Serious and intelligent, the Styrian Coarse-haired Hound is devoted to his master, but does not particularly like young children. Athletic and full of energy, he doesn't stop often.

Athletic, not at all sedentary, he appreciates any kind of exercise. Running, walking, the great outdoors, whatever the outing, he takes full advantage of it.

Even if the Styrian Coarse-haired Hound can be a good life companion, family is not his priority. He is devoted to his master and the bond established is usually very strong.

He loves going out for walks or exercising with his master.

Breed Appearance

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This medium-size dog has strong muscles. His gait and expression are harsh and severe. Despite his appearance, the Styrian Coarse-haired Hound is not mean. His coarse-haired silhouette reveals his resistance and adaptation to inaccessible mountain terrains.


Between 47 and 53 cm (18.50 to 20.87 inches) for the male
Between 45 and 51 cm (17.72 to 20.08 inches) for the female


Between 15 and 18 kg (33.07 to 39.68 pounds) for the male
Between 15 and 18 kg (33.07 to 39.68 pounds) for the female


His color can be either pale yellow or red. The white star is accepted on the chest.


His harsh, rough coat is neither shiny nor shaggy and is shorter on the head. This funny looking dog also has moustaches.


His head, with a slightly domed skull, has a well marked stop. His eyes are a beautiful brown color. His ears, of medium size, are close to the cheeks. His nose is black. His full tail is carried upwards and never curled.

According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 6, section 1 and is #62

Price and monthly budget

Price you can expect to pay for a Styrian Coarse-haired Hound puppy: between 500 € / $ 1 / £1 and 800 € / $ 1 / £1
These prices are indicative and may vary from breeder to breeder

Tips About this breed

The Styrian Coarse-haired Hound has a strong temperament and is sometimes very stubborn. He requires a good, proper and firm upbringing. His receptivity and intelligence make the task much easier, but education must still be careful and constant.

He is gentle and affectionate with his master but is not really family oriented even though he is very attached to his master. So consider another dog if you want to adopt one that loves all the members of the family.

Health of the Styrian Coarse-haired Hound

Strong and sturdy, this versatile hound is generally in good health. He is rarely sick and no particular disease is directly related to the breed. His life expectancy is good.


His rough coat must be brushed regularly to keep it healthy. No other special care is necessary.

History of this breed

Originally from Austria, the Styrian Coarse-haired Hound is thought to be a cross between "Hela 1", a female Hanover hound and a male Istrian Coarse-haired Hound. The male used for the cross had a perfect profile and excellent hunting skills.

The litter was then sorted and the best specimens were reserved for breeding the breed.

The cross was made in 1870 by the industrialist Carl Peitinger and the breed was started. He thus produced hunting dogs that were more versatile and resistant to the country's bad weather.

Exclusively a hunting dog, he is good at chasing small game by barking. He is also a specialist in blood search in mountains where the terrain is not so accessible.

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