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Bavarian Mountain Dog

Also know as: Bayrischer Gebirgsschweisshund

Group: Working

Origin: Germany

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.

Special Needs
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.