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Alpine Dachsbracke

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Alpine dachsbracke (in German Alpenländische Dachsbracke) is a small scent dog with an excellent sense of smell. Alpine dachsbracke originates from Austria and was bred to locate game during the hunt. This breed excels in following a trace long after the game has passed.

Character and behaviour
As a hunting dog the Alpine dachsbracke is brave, fearless, friendly, and easy to train. Most Alpine dachsbracke hit it off with children and other dogs. They can have strong hunting instincts even if they are not being used as a hunting dog.

History of the breed
The Austrian Alpine dachsbracke stems from the 19th century and came into existence by crossing larger dogs with dachshunds. The Alpine dachsbracke became a favourite among the German royal family. Crown prince Rudolph of Habsburg brought the dog with him to Turkey and Egypt on hunting trips. Alpine dachsbracke is one of two famous dachshunds. The other one, Westfälische dachsbracke, originates from Germany.

Appearance, grooming and health
The Alpine dachsbracke resembles a regular dachshund a lot with its short legs. The coat is dense, short, and smooth. The Alpine dachsbracke is a sturdy dog with a strong bone structure.

The colour of the coat is most often dark red with red markings and some times a white spot on the chest. The dog is 13-15 inches tall and weighs 33 pounds.

What you should know about the breed:

  • Requires some exercise
  • Good at tracking game
  • Good family dog
  • Highly developed hunting instincts
  • Resembles a dachshund a lot
  • Can live in an apartment

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