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Styrian Coarse-haired Hound


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Styrian Coarse-haired Hound

The Styrian Coarse-haired Hound  is a breed of medium-sized hound dog originated in the Austrian province of Styria. It is bred as a scenthound, for hunting boar in mountainous terrain. The breed is one of the large Austrian Bracke.

Unlike most dog breeds, the history of the Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound is easily traced and undisputed. It is known that this breed was developed in 1870 by a man named Karl Peintinger, who wished to create a breed that was hardy and would hunt boar over mountains. Karl Peintinger was from Styria, in southern Austria, and he decided to achieve his desired dog by breeding together the Hanover Hound and the Istrian Coarse-Haired Hound. Over time, and with multiple breedings, the Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound was born. Interestingly, to some people, this breed is known as the Peintinger Bracke.

Today, the Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound is used both in its native Austria, and in neighbouring Slovenia, as a wild boar hunter. They are well-liked for their determination, their dedication to the job and their strength of character. Despite the often-unpredictable weather and hilly terrain of southern Austria, the Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound excels when outdoors and has no problem traversing even the most uneven of ground. Their sense of smell is superb, and they have the ability both hunt healthy animals and track wounded prey

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