Hanoverian red dog

Other names: Hanover Blood Research Dog, Hannoverscher Schweisshund

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The Red Dog of Hanover is built for endurance. A medium to large dog, he is well proportioned, powerful and with muscular legs.



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Hair type Short
Origin Germany
Template Big
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 30 kg to 35 kg From 48 cm to 53 cm
Male From 30 kg to 35 kg From 50 cm to 55 cm
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History of the breed

The race of   Hanoverian red dog   as we know it today was high from the 17th century in the Hanover region in northern Germany. The ancestors of the Red Dog of Hanover are the ancient German bloodhounds , which gave rise to a wide variety of Germanic hunting dogs.

Physical features

His hair: short, thick, rough in texture. It is a little longer at the rear edges of the thighs, as well as on the lower part of the tail.
Its color: light to dark red, can be brindle and with or without mask.
His head: wrinkled at the forehead. The skull is broad, especially towards the rear, and slightly rounded. The stop is strongly pronounced, especially in males. The nose is large and black, the nostrils well open. The muzzle is strong, deep and wide. The lips are rounded and hanging. The jaws are powerful, straight and articulated in scissors or pincers. The cheeks are well muscled.
Its ears: of medium size, set high, wide, soft, hanging without twisting and slightly rounded at their tip.
His eyes: neither prominent nor too deep, dark brown in color and displaying a serious expression.
Its body: writable in a rectangle, being longer than high at the withers. The neck is long, strong and gradually widened towards the chest. The topline is long, the back strong, the kidney wide and slightly arched, the croup wide and long, the chest deep and full and the belly slightly raised.
Its tail: set high, long, slightly curved, thick at its root and tapering towards its end.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

the   Hanoverian red dog   is a dog of remarkable loyalty and attachment to his master. He has a balanced, calm and assertive temperament . The Red Dog of Hanover displays a greater reserve towards strangers. In hunting action, being specialized in blood research and the monitoring of scent trails in general, he emphasizes his high capacity for concentration and his great endurance.

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The Red Dog of Hanover can be a little stubborn, but his intelligence and learning abilities make him more obedient. No form of brutality should intervene in his upbringing, which should however be firm . Special attention should be paid to socializing and learning to recall.

Living conditions

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


Ease of gaining weight

The Red Dog of Hanover   is characterized by strong health . He has nothing to fear in this regard as long as he receives the necessary follow-up and care. In addition, there is no predisposition to a particular disease in this breed, known for its resistance and endurance.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 4 and 6 puppies

Major concerns
Hip dysplasia
Elbow dysplasia
Occasional concerns

To guard against these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends a Hanover Red Dog dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 10 years

Maximum: 12 years

The life expectancy of a Red Hanoverian Dog is, on average, between 10 years and 12 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

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

the   Hanoverian red dog   requires only simple but regular maintenance . It does not present any particular constraint on this level.

It is recommended to brush the Hanoverian Red Dog once a week . Its hair, the inside of its hanging ears and its pads must be examined carefully after outings, in order to detect and remove any parasites or debris that may lodge there.

His teeth need to be brushed frequently to remove tartar build-up and the proliferation of bacteria. Finally, if they do not wear out naturally, its claws need to be cut. If you are new to this, it is recommended that you seek advice from a veterinarian or groomer.

Price and budget

Purchase price

800 €
1200 €

The purchase price of a Red Dog of Hanover is between € 800 and € 1,200.

Annual maintenance cost

€ 600
800 €

The annual maintenance cost of a Red Dog of Hanover is between € 600 and € 800.

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The Hanoverian Red Dog needs a quality diet , adapted to his level of physical activity, his size and his age. During the hunting season, it is advisable to increase its food ration, even to give it richer foods, while being careful not to overfeed it.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

the   Hanoverian red dog   needs long daily walks , allowing him to breathe fresh air, to express his instincts and to maintain his physical and mental balance.


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


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 6: Hounds, Blood Test Dogs and Related Breeds

Recognized by FCI

Since 1959


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