Alpine Dachsbracke

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Alpine Dachsbracke History

The Alpine Dachsbracke, also known as the Alpie, is a spitz-type mountain dog that originated in the Alps. The Alpie is a relatively recent creation, having been developed from a combination of various local alpine herding and draft dogs. The Alpie is a medium-sized, strong, athletic dog. The Alpie has a strong, well-muscled body, with a well-developed chest and deep, broad chest. The head is triangular in shape and wedge-shaped between the ears. The muzzle is medium in length and straight. The nose is black. The medium-sized, pointed, almond-shaped, dark brown eyes are set well apart. The erect ears are set high and hang down. The tail is thick and tapers to a fine point. The coat is short and dense, and comes in a variety of colors and patterns, including brindle, harlequin, fawn, wolf-gray, and red. The Alpie works well as a watchdog and guardian. The Alpie is protective of its family and is known to bark when it senses danger. The Alpie has a sweet, playful temperament and is generally good with children, although children should be taught to be gentle with the animal. The Alpie is good with other dogs, but it is sometimes shy with strangers. The Alpie is a devoted and loyal family pet.

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Alpine Dachsbracke Physical Characteristics

The Alpine Dachsbracke is a medium-sized, short-legged breed that typically stands between 10 and 11.5 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 28 and 40 pounds. They have a long, lean body with a broad chest, long legs, and short, glossy, black or red-brown fur. They have a rounded head, flat forehead, and wide, erect ears. The Alpine Dachsbracke’s nose is large and black and they have a black, pointed muzzle. They have a thick, powerful neck with dewlaps and a straight front leg. The back legs are straight and they have short, feathered tails. The Alpine Dachsbracke is a lively, friendly, and affectionate dog that is active and playful.

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Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Red, Black

Height Range

Male Height Range: 13 – 16 inches

Female Height Range: 13 – 16 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 33 – 40 lbs

Female Weight Range: 33 – 40 lbs

Alpine Dachsbracke Health

Description of breed health.


11-12 yrs

Alpine Dachsbracke Health Concerns

Usually A Very Healthy Breed, Intervertebral Disc Degeneration, Hip And Elbow Dysplasia

Alpine Dachsbracke Temperament and Behaviour

The Alpine Dachsbracke is a lively and curious dog that loves to play and explore. They are friendly and affectionate with their family and other pets, but can be reserved around strangers. They are intelligent and trainable, but can be stubborn and headstrong at times. They are active and energetic, and need plenty of exercise to stay healthy and happy.

Alpine Dachsbracke Activity Requirements

Alpine Dachsbrackes are a relatively rare German breed. They are small, sturdy, and athletic. Their loose, wavy coat and bushy eyebrows give them an endearing appearance. The Alpine Dachsbracke is a small, but fairly high-energy dog. They will need a daily walk or jog and some time playing outside. If you are looking for a good jogging companion, the Alpine Dachsbracke may be the perfect dog for you.

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Activity Per Day


Daily Food

2.2 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Alpine Dachsbracke is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Alpine Dachsbracke is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Alpine Dachsbracke is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Alpine Dachsbracke is part of the Unclassified group.

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