Austrian Brachet black and tan

Other names: Black and Tan Brachet, Austrian Hound, Austrian Hound, Brandlbracke

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The Austrian Black and Tan Brachet is a medium-sized hound and research dog. Solid build, the black and tan Austrian Brachet is characterized by an elongated silhouette giving an impression of great flexibility. The color of her dress evokes those of the Dobermann, Rottweiler, Pinscher, Beauceron or even the Gordon Setter.



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Hair type Short
Origin Austria
Template Average
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 19 kg to 21 kg From 48 cm to 54 cm
Male From 19 kg to 21 kg From 50 cm to 56 cm
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History of the breed

The Austrian black and tan Brachet is a dog of very ancient origin . Its most likely ancestor would be the Keltenbracke, a breed of Celtic Shorthaired Poiners long appreciated by hunters in northern Europe. The breed of the Austrian black and tan Brachet was definitively recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) on September 3, 1954. Its official FCI standard in force was published on October 10, 1995.

Physical features

His hair: short (its length is about 2 cm), smooth, well laid, dense, supple and tight, with a shiny reflection.
Its color: black with some clearly drawn tan markings (light to dark fawn). Tan markings above the eyes.
His head: elongated, giving an impression of softness. The skull is rather large and the occipital region very little marked. The nose is black and the muzzle is long and strong.
Its ears: moderately long, broad but not excessively, set high, ending in rounded and hanging down.
His eyes: dark brown in color, producing a frank and gentle gaze.
His body: elongated, elastic. The neck is of medium length and very strong, the withers well marked, the back long, the loins a little raised, the croup slightly sloping, the chest wide and well let down.
Its tail: long, covered with a rough hair forming a bump on its inner face, slightly curved and tapering gradually, hanging down when the dog is at rest.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The Austrian black and tan Brachet is a dog with a pleasant temperament . He is lively, attentive, reserved, but attached to his master . When hunting , he shows remarkable determination and assurance when following game (especially hare), relying on his extremely fine flair.

Relatively unobedient , the Austrian black and tan Brachet requires a firm and precocious education , but without balance of power. He must also and above all be initiated to recall from an early age .

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Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

The Austrian black and tan Brachet is above all a hunting dog . As such, he demands a lot of freedom and activity . He therefore addresses himself to experienced masters who are sufficiently available to offer him frequent exercise.


Ease of gaining weight

The Austrian black and tan Brachet is a healthy and robust dog. There is no particular predisposition to any disease in this breed. Most of this dog’s health problems essentially correspond to incidents occurring during the hunt : injuries, heatstroke, etc. In addition, the inside of his hanging ears should be watched closely to prevent infections and ear infections.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size


To protect yourself from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends an Austrian black and tan Brachet dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

The life expectancy of a black and tan Austrian Brachet is, on average, less than 0 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The maintenance of the Austrian black and tan Brachet is not particularly restrictive . His short coat is quite easy to care for , but it must be done on a regular basis to maintain its cleanliness and the characteristic silky appearance. Hair loss is moderate , but it is regular. It may therefore be found frequently on soils.

The black and tan Austrian Brachet needs a lot of exercise to burn itself out. Developed for hunting , this breed must indeed be able to evolve freely over large spaces . Simple and short walks cannot therefore satisfy him in this regard. Rather, it is recommended to take it out at least twice a day and over long distances.

Brushing of the Austrian black and tan Brachet should be done once or twice a week to get rid of dead hair and ensure a shiny coat.

Price and budget

Purchase price

400 €
800 €

The purchase price of a black and tan Austrian Brachet is between € 400 and € 800.

Annual maintenance cost


The annual maintenance cost of a black and tan Austrian Brachet is between NC and NC.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play


Classifications & Standards
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(UKC) United Kennel Club


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