Bavarian Mountain Scenthound


Scenthounds and related breeds Group VI, Section 2 - Leash Hounds with working trial

General Appearance:

It is hardy, agile and reliable, calm and serene character, devoted to its owner, reserved towards strangers. Breeders prefer this dog who is fearless, confident and teachable and not the least bit shy or aggressive. Hunters only breed with dog, but it can also be a nice and pleasant companion dog.
It is naturally very obedient, gentle and friendly, but also very sensitive, depending on the owner and owner´s family. It does not like staying always in outdoor kennel. If it is socialized from young age, it is getting well with strangers and dogs with various small domestic pets. It can well tolerate with older, calmer and intelligent children, but it does not like wild games with small children


It requires a friendly attitude, calm and nice strictness, even during hunting training, too. When it is a cruel, hard and violent training it becomes aggressive, shy.

If it is not used regularly for hunting it requires daily long walks in the countryside. Therefore it does not suit it too much into urban centres, but on the outskirts of large urban centres, where there are appropriately expansive parks can live peacefully. It is recommendable to walk it on walks always on a leash, when it finds scent it is difficult call it back.


This is a medium sized dog of balanced proportions, rather lighter built, very agile and muscular. The body must be slightly longer than height at withers and the topline of the body towards the stern rises slightly. Croup is therefore called-sloping, i.e. higher level hipbones than the withers, which is at the low head carriage importance for the dog go forth on the trail. The wedge-shaped figure easily penetrates the thicket of forest undergrowth. A similar body structure can also be observed in some wildlife inhabiting forest habitats. Limbs should not be too high. Height at withers male 47 to 52 cm and female from 44 to 48 cm.

The nose is appropriately large, very wide, black or dark red, nostrils should be wide open. Jaws should be powerful with regular scissor bite, so the back of the upper teeth incisors closely overlapping the front down teeth and both are set to jaws. Even bite tolerated. Requested is a complete set of 42 teeth.

Eyes are bright, lively expression, neither too big nor too round, dark brown or slightly lighter. Pigmented eye rims fit close to the eyeballs. The earlobes should be slightly longer than medium length so violently stretched forward reach max nose. They are heavy (strong), set high, broad at the base, rounded at the tops, hanging on the sides of the head (fitting to it without folds).

The neck is of medium length, thick, with not a big dewlab. Line of neck passes seamlessly into the topline of the body. Withers is little noticeable topline must be solid, but flexible. loins are relatively short, broad, very well-muscled. Croup should be long when viewed from the side almost straight.

The tail is set higher, medium length, reaching max the hock. It is carried at the upper line of the body or directed downward to the ground. The chest should be reasonably broad, deep and long, with a strong forebreast (which is evident when viewed from the side). The imaginary cross-section has an oval shape. Last ribs extend well back.

The forelegs are seen from the front straight and parallel. When viewed from the side must be in the normal (animal breeding) vertical to ground, properly angulated. Spoon shaped feet are arched, and tight, with sufficiently strong, solid and fully pigmented padded. The hindquarters are boned, viewed from behind straight and parallel, viewed from the side, with moderate angulation.

The coat should be dense, smooth fitting, slightly rough to the touch, just a little shiny. On the head and ear lobe is gentler on the stomach, legs and tail thicker and longer. Colouration may be deep red shade of red deer, red (deep tan, shades of freshly burst seed of the horse chestnut called. Horse chestnut), red and yellow, yellow to fawn bun. It may also have a colour winter coat deer, brindle (transverse dark stripes on a lighter background) or blended with black guard hairs. On the back is always the basic colour is darker, muzzle and ears are dark. The tail never miss an admixture of black hair. Front chest may be a small bright spot ("Scent Star").

Faults include nose flesh-coloured, small overshot or undershot jaw, partial pincer (irregular) bite, too loose eyelids.