The Styrian Coarse-haired Hound is a breed of dog originating from Austria, more precisely from the Styria region.
The Styrian Coarse-haired Hound is a medium-sized hunting dog. Males generally measure between 48 and 56 cm at the withers, while females measure between 46 and 54 cm.
The average weight generally varies between 15 and 20 kg.
As its name suggests, the Styrian Coarse-haired Hound has a hard and coarse coat, rough and dense. Its dense coat is weather resistant. Coat color is usually dark red to light red, with black markings and a black mask on the face.
The head is medium in size with a slightly domed skull. The eyes are oval in shape and dark in color, expressing a lively and attentive expression. The ears are of medium length, set high and carried drooping.
The body of the Styrian Coarse-haired Hound is well proportioned with a deep chest and well-spun ribs. The tail is set high, carried sabre-shaped, but it should not be curled over the back.
The Styrian Coarse-haired Hound is a passionate and determined hunting dog. He is known for his excellent ability to follow a trail thanks to his exceptional flair. Outside of hunting, it can be a devoted companion, but it often requires physical and mental exercise to be balanced.
As a hunting dog, the Styrian Coarse-haired Hound needs regular exercise and the opportunity to follow trails or participate in scent-search activities. He may also benefit from stimulating mental activities to meet his intelligence and need to be busy.