Bruno Jura Hound
- Height: 17-23 inches
- Weight: 35-45 lb
- Lifespan: 11-13 years
- Group: not applicable
- Best Suited For: active singles, active families, house with a yard, experienced dog owners, hunters
- Temperament: devoted, loyal, active, gentle
- Comparable Breeds: Bloodhound, Basset Hound
Bruno Jura Hound Basics
Though you may not have heard of him, the Bruno Jura Hound has ancient origins. Developed during the Middle Ages, this breed remains a talented hunter. Though he is not commonly kept as a family pet, he certainly has qualities which make him a good companion for experienced dog owners. These dogs are loyal and devoted, the perfect breed for singles or families who enjoy the outdoors.
These dogs are loyal and devoted, the perfect breed for singles or families who enjoy the outdoors.
The Bruno Jura Hound was developed during the Middle Ages for hunting in the rugged terrain in the Jura Mountains. These dogs are commonly thought to have been developed from the French Chien Saint Hubert Hound. They are also closely related to Bloodhounds, which is no surprise given their talent for tracking game over even the roughest terrain. These dogs are swift on their feet and hardworking, known for following a scent to its very end. Though typically used for hunting, these dogs can do well as companion pets given their exercise needs are met. They can be gentle and loyal with family, though they will not hesitate to protect their loved ones. Generally speaking, however, they are not aggressive but will step up to the plate if needed.
The exact origins of the Bruno Jura Hound are unknown but he is thought to be a descendant of the French Chien Saint Hubert Hound during the Middle Ages.
The Bruno Jura Hound is a medium-sized breed and may do well on a high-quality adult dog food. As a hunting breed, however, an active or working breed formula may be more appropriate. These recipes are high in protein to support lean muscle mass with higher fat content for increased energy.
The Bruno Jura Hound is an intelligent breed that responds well to training from a qualified handler.
The Bruno Jura Hound is an intelligent breed that responds well to training from a qualified handler. These dogs were developed specifically for hunting, so they are best used for this purpose. This breed is a talented scent hound, known for following the slightest trace over rugged terrain, so they are certainly capable of hard work. These dogs are also active and energetic, so they may develop behavioral problems if their exercise needs are not met.
The Bruno Jura Hound is a medium-sized hound breed that weighs 35 to 45 pounds at maturity.
The Bruno Jura Hound was developed exclusively as a hunting breed, though he does have certain qualities which may work well as a companion pet. These dogs are very loyal and devoted to their owners, though they do tend to bond more closely with one person than with a whole family. These dogs are active and energetic, so they may develop problem behaviors if their needs for exercise are not met. These dogs are also intelligent, so they require regular mental stimulation in addition to physical exercise.
Common Health Problems
The Bruno Jura Hound is generally a healthy breed with no known inherited health problems. The conditions to which this breed may be prone include field injuries, ear infections, and gastric torsion or bloat. Though this breed is not particularly large, the deep chest predisposes him to bloat.
The average lifespan for the Bruno Jura Hound is 11 to 13 years.
The Bruno Jura Hound is an active working breed that requires a significant amount of daily exercise. This breed needs at least an hour of vigorous exercise on a daily basis and will appreciate having a fenced yard in which to run. If you choose not to train your Bruno Jura Hound for hunting, you may want to consider another dog sport to ensure that his needs for exercise are met.
These dogs are very loyal and devoted to their owners.
The Bruno Jura Hound is not currently recognized by the AKC.
The Bruno Jura Hound has a thick, dense coat that is short in length and easy to maintain. The most common coloration is black and tan, typically with a black saddle or a black coloration with tan points. The eyes are typically dark in color, the nose black and glossy.
The average litter size for the Bruno Jura Hound is 6 to 8 puppies. This breed should be started with training and socialization from a young age, even if you do not plan to use them for hunting. This breed is not hyperactive by nature, but they do require a significant amount of exercise and mental stimulation to prevent the development of destructive habits. To ensure that your Bruna Jura Hound puppy grows and develops properly, feed him a high-quality puppy food for the first 12 months then switch to an active or working breed formula.