Alpenländische Dachsbracke

Alpine dachshund bracke

The reliable and hardworking Austrian hunting dog

The Alpenländische Dachsbracke, also known as the Alpine Dachsbracke, is a medium-sized, powerful and robust dog breed. Known for its excellent tracking qualities and its tenacity in difficult terrain, this breed has a long history of use as a hunting dog in the Austrian Alps.


The breed originated in Austria, where it has been used for hunting in alpine terrain for hundreds of years. The Alpenländische Dachsbracke is traditionally used to track wounded animals after shooting, thanks to its excellent sense of smell and its ability to follow a trail over long distances and through difficult terrain.


The Alpenländische Dachsbracke is a medium-sized dog breed. Males and females usually measure between 34 to 42 cm at the withers and weigh between 15 to 18 kg.

Appearance and coat

The Alpenländische Dachsbracke has a strong, robust body and powerful legs, making them particularly suitable for work in hilly terrain. They have an intelligent and serious expression, with dark eyes and a broad head. Their fur is short, dense and hard, which gives them good protection against cold and moisture. The coat can be black, red or fawn, often with white markings.

Procurement of an Alpenländische Dachsbracke

Before getting an Alpenländische Dachsbracke, you should be aware that these dogs are very active and need a lot of exercise and mental stimulation. They thrive best when given tasks to perform, especially tasks that involve tracking or searching.

Alpenländische Dachsbracke are known for being hardy and reliable. They are loyal to their owners and tend to get along well with children. Despite this, their strong hunting instincts can mean they don't always get along with other pets, especially smaller animals that they may see as prey.

These dogs have a short, easy-care coat but will need regular exercise, whatever the weather. They can be good choices for owners with access to large outdoor areas where the dog can run and explore.

An Alpenländische Dachsbracke can be an excellent choice as a pet for active owners or families who can satisfy their need for exercise and mental stimulation, and who understand and respect their hunting instincts. With the right training and socialization, an Alpenländische Dachsbracke can become a loyal and reliable member of the family.