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Alpine Dachsbracke

Origin Austria
GroupHunting Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Alpine Dachsbracke have? The breed also known as...
Alpenlandischer Dachsbracke, Alpenländische Dachsbracke, Alpenlandische Dachsbracke, Basset des Alpes, Alpine Basset Hound
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
How much does the Alpine Dachsbracke puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
If you choose to purchase the Alpine Dachsbracke, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Alpine Dachsbracke gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

What is the Alpine Dachsbracke's size? How big is this dog?
How much does the Alpine Dachsbracke weigh?
33 - 40 pounds (15 - 18 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
36,5 pounds (16,5 kg)
How tall is the Alpine Dachsbracke?
13 - 16.5 inches (34 - 42 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
14,75 inches (38 cm)

Hair & Care

What type of coat does the Alpine Dachsbracke have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the Alpine Dachsbracke's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
Dark deer red
How to groom the Alpine Dachsbracke and how often?
Easy to groom: The Alpine Dachsbracke doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Alpine Dachsbracke is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Alpine Dachsbrackes shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Alpine Dachsbrackes shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Alpine Dachsbrackes could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.


What kind of personality does the Alpine Dachsbracke have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Alpine Dachsbracke?
Smart: Alpine Dachsbracke's intelligence is above average. Tricks and commands can be trained easily. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 70% of the time or better.
Are Alpine Dachsbrackes easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Alpine Dachsbrackes are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
How playful dog breed is this dog?
Alpine Dachsbrackes, like any other average dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
Alpine Dachsbrackes have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for a moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Alpine Dachsbrackes are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed doesn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Alpine Dachsbrackes are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Do Alpine Dachsbrackes bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Average: The Alpine Dachsbracke barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Alpine Dachsbrackes good watchdogs?
Alpine Dachsbrackes are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Alpine Dachsbrackes will alert you if they sense something different.
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Alpine Dachsbrackes are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective to their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
The Alpine Dachsbracke has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Alpine Dachsbracke do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Alpine Dachsbrackes have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Alpine Dachsbrackes need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Alpine Dachsbracke to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Alpine Dachsbrackes have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Alpine Dachsbrackes have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Alpine Dachsbrackes are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Are Alpine Dachsbrackes good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Alpine Dachsbrackes are apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walks outside they don't require a big garden.
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Alpine Dachsbrackes adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Alpine Dachsbrackes are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Alpine Dachsbrackes kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Alpine Dachsbrackes are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly
How well do Alpine Dachsbrackes get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Alpine Dachsbrackes are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Alpine Dachsbrackes get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Alpine Dachsbrackes are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Alpine Dachsbracke is not a good choice.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Alpine Dachsbrackes have health problems?
Alpine Dachsbrackes are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy
How long do Alpine Dachsbrackes live? What is this dog average life span?
12-13 years
Is the Alpine Dachsbracke breed hypoallergenic?
Alpine Dachsbrackes don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Alpine Dachsbracke have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Alpine Dachsbrackes are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Alpine Dachsbrackes require per day?
Alpine Dachsbrackes have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Alpine Dachsbrackes don't need to much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Alpine Dachsbracke need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/2 to 1 1/2 cups of high-quality dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
High: The Alpine Dachsbracke breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Alpine Dachsbracke more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Alpine Dachsbracke's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Alpine Dachsbracke can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Alpine Dachsbracke has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Alpine Dachsbracke is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Alpine Dachsbracke could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Alpine Dachsbracke. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.


Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Alpine Dachsbracke: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Alpine Dachsbracke have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Alpine Dachsbracke have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-5 puppies


  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Alpine Dachsbracke doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Alpine Dachsbrackes shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Alpine Dachsbracke is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Alpine Dachsbracke's intelligence is above average.
  • Watchdog Ability: Alpine Dachsbrackes are good watchdogs.
  • Trainability: Alpine Dachsbrackes are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Alpine Dachsbrackes are apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Adaptability: Alpine Dachsbrackes adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.


  • Hypoallergenic: Alpine Dachsbrackes don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential: High: The Alpine Dachsbracke breed has a strong tendency to overweight.

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