|United Kennel Club|
The sequence follows FCI breed standard.
BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY: The Tyrolean Hound descends from the ancient Celtic hounds. Pure breeding from the old Bracke hounds began in Tyrol around 1860 and in 1896 a standard was drawn up. The Tyrolean Hound is an excellent hunting dog for the woods and mountains, used to hunt hare and fox and for tracking all sorts of wounded game. The Tyrolean Hound was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.
GENERAL APPEARANCE: Medium sized, strong, muscular and sinewy hound with a dense, double coat and a flowing outline.
BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT: A steady, passionate, independent hunter.
Skull: The skull is broad, clean and slightly arched.
Nose: The nose is black.
Muzzle: The muzzle is moderately deep and straight.
Jaws/Teeth: The Tyrolean Hound has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite. The absence of up to two premolars is permitted.
Eyes: The dark brown eyes are large and round, not deeply set. The third eyelid is pigmented and the eyerims are close fitting.
Ears: Broad, set on high and rounded at the ends, the ears reach nearly to the end of the nose when pulled forward.
NECK: Moderately arched, and dry.
BODY: The body is rectangular in shape. The chest is very deep and moderately broad, with a rounded forechest. The withers are pronounced and the back is firm and straight. The croup slopes gently. There is moderate tuck-up.
TAIL: The tail is set on high and reaches at least to the hock joint. It is carried high when the dog is excited, a saber curve is permitted. A thick coated, brush like tail is preferred.
FOREQUARTERS: The shoulder blades and upper arms are sloping and form a near right angle.
FORELEGS: The legs are straight with medium bone.
FEET: Strong, with tightly closed, well arched toes and tough pads.
HINDQUARTERS: All joints in the hindquarter are well angulated.
HIND LEGS: The thighs are broad and muscular.
GAIT / MOVEMENT: Ground covering, quick, and enduring.
HAIR: The coat is thick and double, with the undercoat being coarse rather than fine. The belly and buttocks and tail are well feathered.
COLOUR: Red, black and tan or tri-color. There may be white markings on the red and black dogs on the neck, chest feet and legs, but lack of white markings is not a fault.
Height at withers: Height at the withers for males is 17 to 19.5 inches. For females, it is 16.5 to 19 inches.
Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Overshot or undershot bite. The absence of any teeth other than two premolars. Brown nose. Distinctly pied coloring. Liver.
Teeth: Overshot or undershot bite. The absence of any teeth other than two premolars.
Nose: Brown nose.
Color: Distinctly pied coloring. Liver.