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Size: Medium

Weight: 44 lbs.

Height: 14" - 15"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

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

Origin: Germany (Ancient Times)

Also Known As: Deutsche Bracke, German Hound

Group: Scenthound

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting

Exercise Needs

Due to its hunting nature, the Steinbracke requires frequent walks, runs, romps and play sessions. Hunting activities are preferred by this breed.

Grooming Needs

The Steinbracke requires regular brushing.


Enthusiastic and willing, this hardy dog enjoys tracking large and small game in rough terrain. This breed can be stubborn and requires firm, consistent training. The Steinbracke's calm and even temperament is suited for companionship for an individual or family.

Compatibility with Kids

Do well with children


Considered one of the first German scenthounds from Ancient Times, the breed was only officially recognized in 1955. Steinbrackes originated in northwestern Germany and continues to be a fine companion and hunting partner today.