Tyrolean Hound

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Tyrolean Hound History

The Tyrolean Hound is a scenthound that originated in the Tyrol region of Austria. The origins of this hound are obscure, but many of the characteristics that distinguish it from other hounds of a similar type are thought to have come from crosses between the native Alpine Mountain Dogs and the Bohemian and Polish Lowland Hounds. The Tyrolean Hound is a medium-sized, rustic-looking dog with a broad head and a long tail. The history of the Tyrolean Hound dates back to the 18th century, although the first written record of the breed is from 1846. The FCI first recognized the Terrier in 1909, and the current standard for the breed was revised in 2007. The popularity of the Tyrolean Hound has been declining in recent years as the population numbers have plummeted.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin



Irish Wolfhound

Tyrolean Hound Physical Characteristics

The Tyrolean Hound is a medium-to-large-sized breed of hunting hound that is typically between 25 and 34 inches at the shoulders and weighs between 70 and 110 pounds. They have long, lean bodies with broad chests and a smooth, short, and glossy white or liver-colored coat. They have a round head with erect ears. The Tyrolean Hound’s eyes are a soft, hazel or golden brown color and they have a wide, soft mouth. They are friendly, calm, and devoted dogs.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, Brown, Red, White

Height Range

Male Height Range: 17 – 20 inches

Female Height Range: 16 – 19 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 35 – 60 lbs

Female Weight Range: 35 – 60 lbs

Tyrolean Hound Health

Description of breed health.


12-14 yrs

Tyrolean Hound Health Concerns

None Known, Hip Dysplasia

Tyrolean Hound Temperament and Behaviour

The Tyrolean Hound is a calm, gentle, and sensitive breed of dog. They are patient and gentle, but are also very independent. They are quiet, but they can also be playful. They are wonderful companions and get along well with children.

Tyrolean Hound Activity Requirements

The Tyrolean Hound is a sighthound that originated in Austria. They are dignified, independent, and sensitive. While this breed does not require a large amount of physical exercise, they do require a great deal of socialization. If your Tyrolean Hound is lacking in regular social interaction, they may act out. They are a highly intelligent dog and can become bored if they are never given the opportunity to use their brain. The Tyrolean Hound is not recommended for homes with small children. They are generally good with other dogs and pets, but they can have a stubborn streak. They can become aggressive if they feel threatened, so early and proper socialization is important.

Miles Per Day

16 miles

Activity Per Day

45 minutes

Daily Food

3.5 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Tyrolean Hound is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Tyrolean Hound is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Tyrolean Hound is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Tyrolean Hound is part of the Unclassified group.

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