Also know as: Bayrischer Gebirgsschweisshund
Today's Role: Companion Dog, Hunting
History and Facts: Named for the area of southern Germany, this breed is a shorter, smaller version of the Hanover. It is also thought to be mixed with Tyrolean Hounds. It was originally bred during the Middle Ages to track large game.
Temperament / Behavior
The Bavarian Mountain Dog is calm, quiet and poised.
Breed-Related Health Concerns
Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.
Exercise: The Bavarian Mountain Dog requires daily brisk exercise. This dog is not appropriate for city life or apartment dwellers.
Grooming: The Bavarian Mountain Dog needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.