Hanoverian Scenthound

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Hanoverian Scenthound

Two Hanoverian Scenthound relaxing near in the pond

The Hanoverian Scenthound also known as Hanover Hound is a very rare breed of dog originated in Germany and was first introduced into France in the 1980s. Gentle, loyal, and independent Hanover Hound has most of the good qualities you are looking for in a family pet companion, it was crossbred with the Bavarian Hound, which gave rise to the Bavarian Mountain Hound and was used for hunting and tracking prey.

This adorable dog is not ideal as an apartment dog, they quite large in size and need enough exercise to keep their body fit and healthy. A house with a yard or a place where they can run freely is advisable, a simple walk in a morning is good for them it will also help them to be more sociable.

Hanoverian Scenthound Dog Breed Pictures

  • Hanoverian Scenthound
  • Two Hanoverian Scenthound relaxing near in the pond
  • Hanoverian Scenthound
  • Hanoverian Scenthound
  • Hanoverian Scenthound

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Working Dog


19 to 22 Inches


80 to 100 Pounds

Life Span

12 to 14 Years

Hanoverian Scenthound Appearance

The Hanover Hound has a large head with a sturdy body built, their coat is short and thick and is coarse to harsh in texture. Their coat color comes in light to dark reddish fawn with a brindled, they don’t have many different shades and may have a mask.

Hanover Hound might be okay for those with allergies, their coat is easy to maintain but like other breeds of dog, 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. 

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.

It is best to keep their dental hygiene properly too, periodontal disease is very common to dog whatever their size, brush their teeth several times a week to help remove tartar and bacteria and maintain the good condition of their teeth.

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 an indication of Ear 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.


Hanover Hound is quite large in size they weigh around 36-45 kg (80 to 100 pounds) while their height range from 48–53 cm (19 to 21 inches) for females and 50-55 cm (20 to 22 inches) for males. They are a rare breed of dogs so their size might be smaller or larger than the standard.

Hanoverian Scenthound Personality

Sleeping Hanoverian Scenthound

If you want a calm and independent dog who will never leave your side and will always try to please you, then Hanover Hound is perfect for you. Loyal, independent, friendly this dog is a great companion, they act as a lapdog and are very affectionate, they love to kiss and snuggle with their owner for a long period of time.

They were bred as a hunting dog so they are naturally energetic, they quite large in size and need enough exercise to keep their body fit and healthy. A house with a yard or a place where they can run freely is advisable, a simple walk in a morning is good for them it will also help them to be more sociable. If you love to hike or you are a beach person Hanover Hound can your be the best companion.

Hanover Hounds are very intelligent, they are easy to train and discipline. They are calm and gentle and loves to have a lot of attention from their family which makes them great playmates with children as long the children know how to handle the dog for their safety and the dogs themselves.

Hanoverian Scenthound Health

Hanover Hound has an average life span of 12 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.

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.
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 InflammationCanine Eye Inflammation may occur with unknown causes or events 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.

How much is Hanoverian Scenthound?

In buying to a legit Breeder you can expect to pay $1300 – $1700 to Hanover 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.

Hanoverian Scenthound playing with a branch

Here in ohmlovelypets we encourage aspiring fur parent or current fur parents to Adopt and Don’t Shop. Give those lovely pets the opportunity to feel love, care, and to have their so-called furever home.

Note: Taking care of dogs is not easy, you have to be responsible for their life, provide their necessary needs like Visit Vet ones a year for their health check-up, Complete and follow up Vaccinations, Foods, and Vitamins as their maintenance, and the most important is Time to play and cuddle. But in return, you will receive the greatest and unconditional love in the world.

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