Bavarian Mountain Dog
Weight: 55 - 75 lbs.
Height: 20" or less"
Life Span: 10 years
Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.
Also Known As: Bayrischer Gebirgsschweisshund
Category: Companion Dog, Hunting
Exercise NeedsThe Bavarian Mountain Dog requires daily brisk exercise. This dog is not appropriate for city life or apartment dwellers.
Grooming NeedsThe Bavarian Mountain Dog needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.
TemperamentThe Bavarian Mountain Dog is calm, quiet and poised.
Compatibility with KidsGood family dogs that are very attached to their families -- including children.
HistoryNamed 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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