TYROLEAN HOUND   ( Tiroler Bracke)

FCI-Standard N° 68 / 18. 06. 1996 / GB
(Tiroler Bracke)


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ORIGIN : Austria.

STANDARD : 10.10.1995.

UTILIZATION : The Tyrolean Hound is the ideal working dog for
the hunter in wood and mountains. It is used as scenthound for
hunting on its own hare and fox while giving tongue as well as for
tracking all kinds of wounded games.

CLASSIFICATION FCI : Group 6 Scenthounds and related
Section 1.2 Medium-sized Scenthounds.
With working trial.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY : The Tyrolean Hound (Tiroler
Bracke) originates, as do all types of Bracke, from the Keltenbracke
(Celtic Hound). With its dense doublecoat it represents the purest
type of game hunting hounds. Already around 1500 Emperor
Maximilian 1st used first this noble Bracke in Tyrol and for hunting
and mentioned in his hunt diaries that he took his lead hounds
(limiers) from them. In 1860, pure breeding from certain strains
began in Tyrol and in 1896 a standard was drawn up which was
officially recognized in 1908. From the many types of Bracke native
to the Tyrol, only the red and the black and tan colour varieties
remain. In 1994, the short-legged variety of the Tyrolean Hound was

GENERAL APPEARANCE : Medium size. Bone of medium
strength, strong, muscular, sinewy. Flowing, long outline. Robust
and healthy. Shape long, rectangular, slightly longer than high.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT : Steady, passionate hunting
hound with fine scenting ability. Works independently and hunts with
endurance, whereby giving tongue clearly and following scent firmly
with a good sense of direction.

Skull : Broad, clean, lightly arched.
Stop : Clearly defined.
Nose : Black leather. Not vertically cut off.
Muzzle : Moderately deep, straight.
Lips : Short and close fitting.
Jaws/Teeth : Strong complete scissor bite. A complete set with 42
teeth is sought after; the absence of totally two PM1 or PM2 (premolar
1 or 2) is tolerated; the M3 (molar 3) are not taken into account.
Eye : Large, not deep set. Lid aperture round. Iris dark brown, edge
of third eyelid pigmented. Lids fitting taut against eyeballs.
Leathers : Broad, set on high, rounded at ends, reaching to top Canine
when moderately extended.
NECK : Moderately arched, set on neither high or low, dry without
BODY : Long trunk.
Withers : Pronounced, forming highest point of the top line.
Back : Straight, taut and moderately broad.
Croup : Sloping moderately, not steep, broad and long.
Chest : Very deep, moderately broad. Well rounded forechest.
Belly : With slight tuck up.
TAIL : Set on high, reaching at least to hock joint. Carried high when
excited. Sabre shaped curve permitted, thick brush-like tail desired.
FOREQUARTERS : Legs straight.
Shoulder : Laid back, well muscled.
Upper arm : Well angulated.
HINDQUARTERS : Joints in hindquarters well angulated.
Upper thigh : Broad and very muscled.
FEET : Strong with tightly closed, well arched toes and strong pads.
GAIT / MOVEMENT : Ground covering, very quick and enduring.
HAIR : Thick double coat, undercoat coarse rather than fine. Hairy
belly. Buttocks well feathered. Tail well coated with dense brush.
COLOUR : Red or black and tan (may also be tricolour).
Red variety : Red, deer red or red-fawn, too pale fawn is not desired.
Black and Tan variety : Black main coat or saddle with red usually not
clearly defined markings on legs, belly and head. Marking above eyes
(Vieräugl) permitted.
White markings (Apply to both colour varieties) : Stripe on neck,
patch on fore or back chest and feet and legs. Lack of white markings
not to be counted as a fault.
Height at withers : 42-50 cm.
Dogs 44 – 50 cm.
Bitches 42 – 48 cm.
FAULTS : Any departure from the foregoing points should be
considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be
regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.
· Too weedy or too high on the leg. Too short on the leg.
· Coarse skull.
· Pendant lips.
· Glass or wall eye.
· Leathers too short, too long or folded.
· Too long, too soft in back.
· Shy temperament.
· Nose brown.
· Over or undershot bite.
· Absence of more than two premolars 1 or 2.
· Distinctly pied colouring.
· Liver colour.
N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully
descended into the scrotum.

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ORIGIN: Austria

Selected in order to hunt in Tirolo, it comes down from crossings with segugi local, the inhabitants of this zone have put molding on it in order to hunt on their montuoso land, the snow and under the sun.

E' dog an aesthetically very balanced, not much high but at the same time strongly.

its ransom goes from the 40 to the 48 centimeters for a weight that goes from the 15 to the 22 Kg. a variet exists some also of small whose ransom goes from the 30 to the 39 centimeters.

Lengthened head of light skeleton has one; rounded off forehead a po and stop marked, the mouth supply of one good set of teeth with closing to scissor.
The eyes are brown and very opened with a lively expression.
The orecchie long, wide, thin but are not rolled up.
Ia long and straight tail.
The limbs are very muscolosi, straight on appiombi and the dry grounds.
The hair folto and ispido, in the inks: red, black, yellow-red or tricolour.


The Muscoloso, fastest, with most fine olfatto, a resistant one, perfectly inserted in its atmosphere, comes used beyond that like segugio also like hound. Given its moderated ransom, the segugio tirolese easy transportable, in car but also in motion on hunting lands, where pu to put itself endured in action.

Untiring, clever, lively, brave, likeable worker, much obedient one.

Resistant dog to the diseases, pu living to the open, but in winter goes to it supplied a shelter very coibentato, especially if it is lived in mountain.

It goes fed in complete way but without to exaggerate in order not to make to fatten it, if the portion lives to the open goes increased in winter.
It goes very rarely brushed with one brush of setole hard, increasing the frequency above all during the dumb one.