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Bavarian Mountain Dog

Size: Large

Weight: 55 - 75 lbs.

Height: 20" or less"

Life Span: 10 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Germany

Also Known As: Bayrischer Gebirgsschweisshund

Group: Scenthound

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting

Exercise Needs

The Bavarian Mountain Dog requires daily brisk exercise. This dog is not appropriate for city life or apartment dwellers.

Grooming Needs

The Bavarian Mountain Dog needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.


The Bavarian Mountain Dog is calm, quiet and poised.

Compatibility with Kids

Good family dogs that are very attached to their families -- including children.


Named for the area of southern Germany, this breed is a shorter, smaller version of the Hanover. It is also thought to be mixed with Tyrolean Hounds. It was originally bred during the Middle Ages to track large game.

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