Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Tyrolean Hound

(Tiroler Bracke)

Tyrolean Hound


ORIGIN

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FCI
Austria.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
10.10.1995.

UTILISATION

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FCI
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

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FCI
Group 6Scent hounds and related breeds
Section 1.2Scenthounds, Medium-sized Hounds
With working trial

UKC
Scenthound

TRANSLATION

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FCI
C. Seidler.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
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 delated.
UKC
The Tyrolean Hound descends from the ancient Celtic hounds. Pure breeding from the old Bracke hounds began in Tyrol around 1860 and in 1896 a standard was drawn up. The Tyrolean Hound is an excellent hunting dog for the woods and mountains, used to hunt hare and fox and for tracking all sorts of wounded game. The Tyrolean Hound was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Medium size. Bone of medium strength, strong, muscular, sinewy. Flowing, long outline. Robust and healthy. Shape long, rectangular, slightly longer than high.
UKC
Medium sized, strong, muscular and sinewy hound with a dense, double coat and a flowing outline.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
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.
UKC
A steady, passionate, independent hunter.

HEAD

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CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Broad, clean, lightly arched.
UKC
The skull is broad, clean and slightly arched.

Stop

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FCI
Clearly defined.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black leather. Not vertically cut off.
UKC
The nose is black.

Muzzle

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FCI
Moderately deep, straight.
UKC
The muzzle is moderately deep and straight.

Lips

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FCI
Short and close fitting.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
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.
UKC
The Tyrolean Hound has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite. The absence of up to two premolars is permitted.

Eyes

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FCI
Large, not deep set. Lid aperture round. Iris dark brown, edge of third eyelid pigmented. Lids fitting taut against eyeballs.
UKC
The dark brown eyes are large and round, not deeply set. The third eyelid is pigmented and the eyerims are close fitting.

Ears

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UKC
Broad, set on high and rounded at the ends, the ears reach nearly to the end of the nose when pulled forward.

Leathers

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FCI
Broad, set on high, rounded at ends, reaching to top Canine when moderately extended.

NECK

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FCI
Moderately arched, set on neither high or low, dry without dewlap.
UKC
Moderately arched, and dry.

BODY

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FCI
Long trunk.
UKC
The body is rectangular in shape. The chest is very deep and moderately broad, with a rounded forechest. The withers are pronounced and the back is firm and straight. The croup slopes gently. There is moderate tuck-up.

Withers

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FCI
Pronounced, forming highest point of the top line.

Back

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FCI
Straight, taut and moderately broad.

Croup

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FCI
Sloping moderately, not steep, broad and long.

Chest

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FCI
Very deep, moderately broad. Well rounded forechest.

Underline and belly

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FCI
With slight tuck up.

TAIL

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FCI
Set on high, reaching at least to hock joint. Carried high when excited. Sabre shaped curve permitted, thick brush-like tail desired.
UKC
The tail is set on high and reaches at least to the hock joint. It is carried high when the dog is excited, a saber curve is permitted. A thick coated, brush like tail is preferred.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Legs straight.
UKC
The shoulder blades and upper arms are sloping and form a near right angle.

Shoulder

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FCI
Laid back, well muscled.

Upper Arm

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FCI
Well angulated.

FORELEGS

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UKC
The legs are straight with medium bone.

FEET

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UKC
Strong, with tightly closed, well arched toes and tough pads.

Forefeet

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FCI
Strong with tightly closed, well arched toes and strong pads.

Hind feet

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FCI
See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Joints in hindquarters well angulated.
UKC
All joints in the hindquarter are well angulated.

Thigh

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FCI
Broad and very muscled.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The thighs are broad and muscular.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Ground covering, very quick and enduring.
UKC
Ground covering, quick, and enduring.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Thick double coat, undercoat coarse rather than fine. Hairy belly. Buttocks well feathered. Tail well coated with dense brush.
UKC
The coat is thick and double, with the undercoat being coarse rather than fine. The belly and buttocks and tail are well feathered.

COLOUR

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FCI

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.
UKC
Red, black and tan or tri-color. There may be white markings on the red and black dogs on the neck, chest feet and legs, but lack of white markings is not a fault.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI

42-50 cm.
Dogs 44 – 50 cm.
Bitches 42 – 48 cm.
UKC
Height at the withers for males is 17 to 19.5 inches. For females, it is 16.5 to 19 inches.

FAULTS

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FCI

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 and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
  • 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.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Aggressive or overly shy.
Nose brown.
Over or undershot bite.
Absence of more than two premolars 1 or 2.
Distinctly pied colouring.
Liver colour.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC

Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Overshot or undershot bite. The absence of any teeth other than two premolars. Brown nose. Distinctly pied coloring. Liver.
Teeth: Overshot or undershot bite. The absence of any teeth other than two premolars.
Nose: Brown nose.
Color: Distinctly pied coloring. Liver.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.