Bruno Jura Hound
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Features of the breed
History of Origin
The history of Swiss Hounds goes back to the Middle Ages. Their ancestors were brought by the Greeks to Egypt and then to ancient Rome. Thanks to the trade routes, the breed came to the territory of modern Switzerland.
All varieties of Swiss Hounds are named after the area where they originated. Therefore, the Jurassic hounds got their name according to the Jurassic mountain system’s name in the Alps. The breed has an outward resemblance to the Belgian St. Hubert Hound breed.
The original purpose of Bruno Jura Hounds was to hike through mountainous terrain and hunt hare. Today the breed is popular in Europe and the United States.
Appearance: height, weight, fur, color
The Bruno Jura Hound has a characteristic heavy head, strong teeth with a full bite, and long ears. The eyes are of a darker shade, oval. The neck is long and graceful.
The hound has a dense, elongated build; the back is strong and straight. The lumbar is muscular; the croup is slightly sloping. The chest is deep, and the abdomen is a bit trim. The tail tapered from the base to the end, covered with wool. The limbs are dry and muscular. The coat is short and dense. The Bruno Jura Hound has a black color with bright red underpants.
The Bruno Jura Hound has indispensable hunting qualities. It is indefatigable, has an excellent sense of smell, and is adapted to different weather conditions. Of course, the hound’s passion for hunting is instilled by its ancestors, so it is better not to deprive it of its true purpose. Bruno Jura Hound has a beautiful voice; many hunters appreciate this quality.
At home, the Bruno Jura Hound is malleable and friendly. It is great as a companion. More and more people are getting this pet, completely forgetting about its love for the hunt. Therefore, the Bruno Jura Hound owner must be prepared for the manifestation of hunting instinct somewhere in the street. The hound must be prepared to meet other animals in early childhood. If let go on its own, correcting the behavior of an adult dog will be problematic.
The Bruno Jura Hound gets along well with pets, especially if they have known each other since childhood. Children are very fond of the dog and treat them affectionately, loves to play together.
There are situations when a hound is stubborn and shows his temper. It is not necessary to react aggressively to the dog or to use force. Only persistent and daily training will help to raise an obedient dog.
The Bruno Jura Hound behaves modestly with strangers. It can be raised as a guard.
The hound needs good exercise. Spend as much time outdoors as possible. Do not leave your dog in a closed room for long periods.
The Bruno Jura Hound is very attached to all family members. It particularly singles out its master and listens to all his instructions. This breed does not live by itself; it follows its owner and follows his every action.
The Bruno Jura Hound does not require any special care. It is an unpretentious breed that needs only basic care. There is no need to bathe the dog often. After a walk, it is enough to wipe its paws and coat with a damp cloth. During shedding, it is necessary to comb the pet with a special brush.
Hound’s floppy ears require special attention. Like the coat, they should be inspected after a walk and checked for ticks and various debris. It will help prevent ear infections. It is best to trim your dog’s claws once every few months.
Hounds are very malleable and have a good ability to be trained in different ways. They show a willful character very rarely, but a long study of one command can make them bored. Therefore, tactics with encouragement in the form of treats will motivate the pet well.
If you don’t teach your puppy to behave calmly outside and not to run ahead of the owner, it won’t be easy to correct as an adult. Socialization will be an important stage; the dog must learn to communicate with his relatives and not to show aggression in their direction.
The Bruno Jura Hound has good immunity. The dog’s ears, like those of most hounds, can accumulate dirt. Subsequently, this can lead to infection. Do not self-medicate, and at the slightest abnormality, consult your veterinarian. This breed is prone to nephrosis.
Here are the diseases to which the Swiss Hound is prone:
- allergic reactions;
- sprains, torn ligaments;
- otitis media.
The diet of the Bruno Jura Hound should consist of protein of animal origin. Different types of meat can be alternated to increase the appetite of the pet. Hounds especially like chicken heads and necks. Cheese can become a separate meal. It is better to offer bones only in raw form. The dog can get vitamins from fruits, vegetables, and greens. Do not forget the benefits of cereals and soups. Water should always be available for the dog.