Cookie Consent by Free Privacy Policy Generator Update cookies preferences
Skip to Content
Breed Image Placeholder

Bavarian Mountain Dog

Size: Large

Weight: 37-66 lbs

Height: 17-20.5" inches

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. Recommended to be in a working home to get the required amount of physical movement.

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.

Dog Food for Your Bavarian Mountain Dog

Large Breed Puppy 15 lb. Front Counter

Large Breed Puppy

Lower protein and fat levels than our Puppy Select Formula.

Large Breed Adult 15 lb. Front Counter

Large Breed Adult

Carefully formulated for the care and nutrition of large breed dogs.

Reduced Fat 6 lb. Front Counter

Reduced Fat Formula

30% less fat than Bil-Jac Adult Select.

The Dog Blog