Alpine Dachsbracke

Grooming Needs
Exercise Needs
Good With Dogs
Watchdog Ability


Alpine Dachsbracke, like other "bracke" breeds, comes from the mid-nineteenth century. Austria is considered his country of origin. Its size is reduced by crossing large breeds with dachshunds. This dog was once a beloved pet of German aristocracy, as well as favorite puppy of the young nobles.

The Alpine Daschbracke is used mainly to detect and follows a trail of wounded deer, boar, rabbit or fox. The dog is highly specialized in this task and can follow a cold trail even on uneven terrain or high altitude.

Physical characteristics

This little dog looks like the dachshund in general terms, because of his short legs (actually longer than the dachshund's legs) and his long body. The coat is thick, short and smooth except for the neck and tail.

The most popular colour variations of the Alpine Dachsbracke are fully red or red and black, but valid colorants are also black, reddish or brown.

The head includes a long, pronounced muzzle and proportionate black nose. The bodies of these dogs are long and muscular, including prominent withers, level back and deep chest. Their stomach is moderately tucked up and their hind limbs are strong and well bent.

The representatives of this breed weighs 15-18 kg and are 34-42 cm high.

Character and behavior

The Alpine Dachsbracke is friendly and intelligent and possess a great personality. Dogs of this breed are resistant and hardworking, mostly raised by hunters in the mountains.

Training and education

You have to be confident and calm when educating the Alpine Dachsbracke puppy to avoid problems and bad behavior in the future.

Alpine Dachsbrackes are raised to hunt and have a lot of energy and stamina. They need exercises,daily walks, games with ball etc. If by chance you plan to go hunting, they will be the best companions.

Health problems

This breed is well known for its good health but relatively short life for a small dog–about 11 years.

Grooming and care

It is easy to look after the coat of the Alpine Dachsbracke. Brush more often and bathe only if it is really necessary. Sometimes these dogs are prone to ear infections so pay attention to this.

Both puppies and older dogs are fairly active indoors and will do okay without a yard. So they are perfect for apartment living.

Children and other pets

Specimens of the Alpine Dachsbracke breed are excellent companions and are very friendly in nature. They are gentle with kids, but like most of the hunting dogs, they are a little aggressive towards other animals or pets, especially birds.

Interesting facts

The richest choice of puppies for sale is in Austria where the Alpine Dachsbracke is very popular. He is also well known in Germany where in 1881 and 1885 such dogs accompanied Prince Rudolf Habsburg in his hunting expeditions to Egypt and Turkey.