breedName

 

 

At A Glance


Size: Large

Weight: 84 - 99 lbs.

Height: 20" - 24"

Life Span: 12 years

Hanoverian Hound

Also know as: Hanover Hound, Hannoverscher Scweisshund

Group: Hound

Origin: Germany (1820s)

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Hunting

History and Facts: The Hanoverian Hound is Germany's version of a typical bloodhound. Breeders in the area of Hanover in the central plains of Germany developed the breed by crossing the descendants of 9th century Leithunds with lighter local breeds such as the Haidbracke and the Harzerbracke. Like all blood hounds, the breed has been refined to sniff out a blood trail, sometimes days old, and lead the hunter to dead or wounded game. Originally used for large game tracking, today the Hanoverian Hound is a good hunting companion and pet.

Temperament / Behavior
As a pet, the Hanoverian Hound tends to be poised, even-tempered and extremely devoted to its owner and family. As a hunter, the breed is hard-working, persistent, and even obsessed at times. Hanoverian Hounds can follow a "cold" trail for days, never giving up until it eventually sniffs out its game. Due to a tendency to become bored or depressed if there is not any "work" to do, these dogs are best paired with an owner that is an active hunter.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Special Needs
Exercise: The Hanoverian Hound requires frequent exercise due to its hunting nature. Long daily walks are necessary to keep this breed physically fit and mentally alert. Hunting and tracking activities are preferred.

Grooming: No special grooming requirements.

 

Join the Bil-Jac Best Friends Club. Take the Bil-Jac Challenge.. Bil-Jac Love Letter Breed Library





For information and distribution details about our frozen product, please call 1.800.842.5098