German Brachet

Other names: Deutsche Bracke, German Hound

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The German Brachet is little known outside the German borders. Yet he turns out to be an excellent hunter and a good companion dog. Admittedly, he is hardly docile, but he wants to be gentle and affectionate with his master, his family and the children. It must be able to benefit from optimal conditions to flourish: large spaces. It is not recommended for sedentary or elderly people, because they could not satisfy their need for outings. He has a very robust health and does not require any particular maintenance.



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Hair type Short
Origin Germany
Template Average
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 19 kg to 20 kg From 40 cm to 53 cm
Male From 19 kg to 20 kg From 40 cm to 53 cm
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History of the breed

The breed of the German Brachet was obtained by the fusion, towards the end of the 19th century, of the Brachet of Westphalia with various varieties of Steinbracken . The Deutschen Bracken Club was, in fact, created in 1886, bringing together all the Brachets of northwestern Germany. Outside of its region of origin and Germany, the German Brachet remains uncommon today . It continues to be used primarily as a hunting dog. The race of Brachet Allemand was definitively recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) on January 28, 1964.

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Physical features

His hair: short, hard to the touch, very dense even on the stomach. Longer and forming a light brush on the inside of the tail. Forming panties on the thighs.
Its color: red to fawn, associated with a black coat, as well as white markings.
His head: long, light, dry. The skull is slightly rounded, a little wider than the cheeks, which blend harmoniously into the muzzle. The occipital protuberance is only very slightly pronounced. The stop is very light.
His ears: of good length and quite large, their end is rounded.
His eyes: dark in color, showing a rather gentle expression.
Its body: the neck is moderately long and relatively strong, the croup a little drooping, the chest high, the ribs very slightly arched, the rib cage long and the abdomen slightly raised.
Its tail: long, not very thick, covered with a long and bushy hair, ending in a point.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The German Brachet truly adores and reveres the hunt. The German Brachet is a dog built for hare , doe or fox hunting. Not particularly docile, he is nevertheless gentle , affectionate , loyal and friendly within his family . Since its creation, it has also developed real qualities of adaptation to its master and to the city as a family . He is hardly docile .

The German Brachet also appreciates the company of children, with whom he gets along quite well. He does not hesitate to have fun with them. It is a real electric battery since it above all needs to be spent daily. He is also faithful and loyal .

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Although kind and attached to his master, the German Brachet is not the easiest to educate . Obedience is not his strong point. This implies that he must receive an early and firm education from an early age. His master must know how to combine firmness and softness to get the best out of it. Emphasis should be placed on his socialization and recall , especially if this dog is intended for hunting parties. He will have to learn all the basic rules to become a top hunter.

Living conditions

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

The German Brachet is a dog that prefers above all to live outdoors , in large spaces where it can fully express its hunting instincts. Nevertheless, he can adapt to living in an apartment, as long as he gives it the attention and activity he needs. He needs spaces , large expanses of grass or mountains. He must be able to run every day. His daily walks must be long. Its rather large garden if possible.


Ease of gaining weight

The German Brachet is a rustic dog with a robust constitution. He fears practically nothing health side , but the configuration of his ears should encourage caution about the risk of otitis .

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 7 and 14 puppies

To protect you from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends a German Brachet dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 12 years old

Maximum: 14 years

The life expectancy of a German Brachet is, on average, between 12 years and 14 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

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

The German Brachet is an extremely easy dog to maintain. His short coat requires minimal care, but to be done on a regular basis. He doesn’t shed a lot of hair.

It is recommended to brush the dog once a week to maintain the cleanliness and beauty of his coat. The inside of his ears should also be monitored regularly to prevent the risk of infections and ear infections. His eyes can also be inspected.

Price and budget

Purchase price

700 €
900 €

The purchase price of a German Brachet is between 700 € and 900 €.

Annual maintenance cost

1150 €
€ 1,250

The annual maintenance cost of a German Brachet is between € 1150 and € 1250.

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The German Brachet is a rustic dog. He is perfectly satisfied with human food made from meat, vegetables and starchy foods. He can also have a diet based on high quality kibble . Everything will be to ration it according to its daily energy expenditure. There is no question that he is won over by being overweight.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

The German Brachet needs a lot of exercise to get active. Hunting dog by essence, it must be able to benefit from long daily outings during which it can cover great distances . These outings guarantee him a good balance on the double physical and psychic level.


Classifications & Standards
(AKC) American Kennel Club
(KC) The Kennel Club
(UKC) United Kennel Club
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale


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