Anyone with a Bavarian or Hanover Hound?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by punk-a-doodle, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been considering this breed for the future for a long time. They sound like amazing dogs. Though using this breed for anything other than large game tracking is frowned upon in some circles, apparently they can also be trained to hunt pheasant (yum) and small game. Wondering if anyone has owned one or has seen one in action, and what you thought of the breed.
     
  2. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, but thats a beautiful dog. [​IMG]
     
  3. tunaoftheland

    tunaoftheland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't either but I agree, that is a gorgeous dog! I'm interested in seeing what people say about it.
     
  4. Jamie_Dog_Trainer

    Jamie_Dog_Trainer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a stunningly beautiful dog! Wow I am in love with the color, you can see this coloring in Belgian Sheps and some other breeds but in a short, glossy coat [​IMG] It is amazing. I don't know anything about the breed [​IMG]
     
  5. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Huh, I didn't even connect that malinois have the same coloring, but you are definitely right! There is some variety to this breed's color, but my favorite is the kind that makes people go, "huh, did you stick a dog head on a different dog's body?"
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    For those interested in the Bavarian Mountain Hound, here is a link to the basic history:
    http://www.sarahsdogs.com/breeds/bavarian_mountain_hound/
    And they are called "Bayerischer Gebirgsschweißhund" in German, so you can get more internet results for them using that.
     
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  6. Balefire

    Balefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw how amazing this dogs work, to track wounded big game down. That's what the are bred for and that's their passion. In Germany breeder give their puppies only to people, which have the chance to work their dogs in this way. If you need a dog for small game and birds, I recommend the German Shorthair Pointer and theGerman Wirehair Pointer . Even Weimaraner are good in this.
     
  7. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah cool Balefire. When did you get a chance to see them?

    I have use for them as tracking dogs, but I've heard of a few trained for both large and small game, and that their original purpose sounds like it included hunting hare and pheasant! I am excited to have found a breed that seems to adapt so well to both. [​IMG]
     

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