Wirehaired Styrian Mountain Hound

Wirehaired Styrian Mountain Hound
Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: Australia
Group: Sporting
Height: 17-19 in.
Weight: 33-40 lbs.
Life span: 12 yrs.
Trainability: moderate
Good with children: yes, with older children
Good with other pets: high prey drive, not safe with other pets

What is the origin of the Wirehaired Styrian Mountain Hound?

The ancestors of these dogs were brought to Austria by the Phoenicians and Greeks in ancient times. They adapted well to Austria’s mountainous terrain and extremes in climate. The breed was developed after many crossings.

What does the Wirehaired Styrian Mountain Hound look like?

The Styrian is a sturdy dog, 17-19 inches tall and weighs 33-40 lbs. Ears are pendant. The coat is rough. Colors are fawn or red, sometimes with white on the chest. Regular brushing will clean the coat.

What is the temperament of the Wirehaired Styrian Mountain Hound?

This intelligent hound requires a firm, positive hand in obedience training. But Styrians do have a calm, gentle nature. They require lots of vigorous exercise and space to run and are not suited for apartment living.

What is the Wirehaired Styrian Mountain Hound used for?

Styrians are prized for their abilities to hunt in any weather and mountainous terrain. With their good nature, Styrians make loyal companions.

Possible Health Issues

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