Original Name : Steirische Rauhhaarbracke
Type : Braccoid
Male size : 18½-20¾ inches
Female size : 17¾-20 inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Austria
Styrian Coarse-haired Hounds are medium-sized, solidly built dogs with a serious but not vicious expression. Above all, they are enthusiastic hunters that constantly give tongue as firm and determined trackers.
Slightly rounded, well developed occiput, well defined stop.
Straight, broad back, moderately tucked up loins, sloping croup, deep, broad chest.
Red and fawn, white marking on the chest is permitted.
Not too large, flat against the cheeks, covered in fine hair.
Medium-sized, strong at the base, well furnished, never curled, carried upwards in a slight sickle shape.
Coarse, not shaggy or glossy, harsh and coarse. Shorter on the head, forming a moustache.
In 1871, Austrian industrialist Carl Peitinger from the state of Styria crossed a red Hanoverian Hound (Hela I) with a coarse-haired Istrian Hound of outstanding appearance and excellent hunting skills. The breed’s coarse hair ensures that Styrians are able to work in all weathers.