Bavarian Mountain Hound

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Bavarian Mountain Hound

A Bavarian Mountain Hound sitting

The Bavarian Mountain Hound also known as Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound is a breed of dogs that originated in Germany. Use as a scent hound (a hunting dog that primarily hunts by scent rather than sight), they were a great hunting companion in the 20th century by the hunters in Germany.

Calm, loyal, strong, and energetic Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound has some of the best traits for a Hound dog breed, they can also be a great family pet companion for any family size. They can live in an apartment but a house with a large yard is advisable so they can run around in and play fetch games to use their energy.

Bavarian Mountain Hound Dog Breed Pictures

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  • Bavarian Mountain Hound
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Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Hound Dogs


17 to 20 Inches


44 to 55 Pounds

Life Span

10 to 14 Years

Bavarian Mountain Hound Appearance

The Bavarian Mountain Hound’s head is strong and unusually long in relation to its width. Its nose is black or dark red with wide nostrils, the ears are high set and medium in length. They are broader at the base and rounded at the tips, hanging heavily against the head. Bavarian Mountain Hound coat can be short, thick, and not overly gloss, it is dense and close-fitting to their body, lying very flat against it. Their coat color comes in brindle, reddish-brown, or tan.

It is advisable to brush their coat daily as possible to spread its natural oil to make their coat healthy. Bathe and groom them as necessary and use the dog shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft, silky, and smell good. They are not a good choice as a pet companion for those that are suffering from allergies.

Their short-length coat is not suited in extreme weather it can make them so cold during the winter season so make sure to give them a blanket or jacket to help them keep warm. On the hot summer day, they are not advisable to stay outdoor, because of the possibility of heatstroke, if you are living in the house with your dog make sure to apply dog sunscreen to the ears, nose, and sensitive areas where there’s less fur coverage to prevent sunburn. Give them enough clean cold water and stay indoors for their safety.

Dog Ear Infections is a common condition in dogs that can affect one or both ears, check their ears at least once to twice a week for redness or a bad odor it is the indication of infections. To prevent ear infections in dogs always make sure that it is clean, use a dog ear cleaner and gently wipe it using a cotton ball dampened with an ear cleaner to your dog’s ears.

Trim their nails once or twice a month to prevent injury in your dogs, long nails can also cause arthritis or other health concern in dogs. Short, neatly trimmed nails keep the feet in good condition and prevent our dog’s legs and our legs too from getting scratched when they excitedly jump up to greet us.


As a rare breed, the Bavarian Mountain Hound has a few standards when it comes to its size but they usually on the medium to large side.

Their weight usually ranges from 20-25 kg (44 to 55 pounds), and their height range from 43-51 cm (17 to 20 inches). You can expect females to be slightly smaller than males.

Bavarian Mountain Hound Personality

Walking Bavarian Mountain Hound on the grass

Powerful hunting instinct, fast, and strong Bavarian Mountain Hound is a great hunting dog, but when they are with their family in the house they are calm and very affectionate. They enjoy kissing and snuggle with their family but they prepare to play outside and used their energy.

Separation anxiety might be a problem if they’re left alone for a long time if you are going to live for work and no one can look for them make sure to have some distraction toys so they won’t get bored

Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound’s are very intelligent, they are easy to train and discipline. With early socialization, they can be a good companion with other animals in the house. They love to have a lot of attention from their family and they can become a playmate with children as long the children know how to handle the dog for their safety and the dogs itself.

Bavarian Mountain Hound Health

Bavarian Mountain Hound has an average life span of 10 to 14 years, They are generally healthy, but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. It’s very important to schedule regular visits with your dog’s vet to keep them healthy.

Not all of them will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases they can have.

Ear InfectionsIt is a common canine health problem, and it can be caused by allergies, yeast, ear mites, bacteria, hair growth deep in the ear canal, and more.
Periodontal Disease In DogsIt is an inflammation of some or all of a tooth’s deep supporting structures, it happens when food and bacteria build up along the gums and form plaque that when combined with saliva and minerals will transform into calculus or also known as tartar.
Canine Eye InflammationThe Canine Eye Inflammation may occur with unknown causes or event but it is often connected to many serious health problems. If your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the outer skin and middle (muscle, connective tissue, and glands) of the eyes it is classified as Blepharitis, and if your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the iris and ciliary body of the uvea of the eye it is classified as anterior uveitis, this may affect your dog’s vision and needs meditate veterinarian attention.
Hip DysplasiaIt is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.

How much is Bavarian Mountain Hound?

In buying to a legit Breeder you can expect to pay $500 – $1800 to Bavarian Mountain Hound puppies.

The legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs. The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.

A Bavarian Mountain Hound relaxing on top of wood log that is bend

Nowadays hundreds of thousands of dogs are being abandoned that’s why instead of buying I suggest you adopt! Support those in need give them love and a home to stay in for the rest of their life.

Note:  The expenses of Taking care of a Dogs does not end in buying one after you bought or adopt your Dog you must provide their necessary needs, like Visit Vet ones a year for their health check-up, Complete and follow up Vaccinations, Foods and provide Vitamins as their maintenance and the most important is Time to play and cuddle with them, I think that’s the most affordable one, giving attention to them, proper care and lots of love from you…

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