Dog Breed

Bruno Jura Hound

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Full Name
Bruno Jura Hound
Alternate Names
Bruno Jura Laufhund
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Life Span
12 - 13 years
Weight
33 – 44 pounds
Description

The Bruno Jura Hound is a very rare dog breed overall but can be found fairly regularly on the French and Swiss border, where they originated from. They are hounds who have accustomed themselves to live in mountainous regions, and exhibit all of the typical hunting tendencies of hounds. They can be a good fit for an active family who is looking for a hound dog, and lives in a mountainous area. They may be able to live in a colder climate better than other hounds.

Origin
Switzerland
Bred For
Hunting
Attachments
      Family Considerations
      Child Friendly

      Is the Bruno Jura Hound good with children?

      The Bruno Jura Hound is about average in how friendly they are with children. They can be friendly and loving with children, but we recommend that they get early socialization, and are not left alone with children for extended periods.
      Stranger Friendly

      Is the Bruno Jura Hound friendly with strangers?

      The Bruno Jura Hound is about average in how friendly they are with strangers. They can be timid or protective, but with proper training and socialization can be fine for any household.
      Dog Friendly

      Is the Bruno Jura Hound friendly with other dogs?

      Yes, the Bruno Jura Hound is very friendly with other dogs. We still recommend early socialization while the Bruno Jura Hound is a puppy to introduce them to various new dogs, but in general they are friendly with dogs as soon as they meet them.
      Likes to Cuddle

      Does the Bruno Jura Hound like to cuddle?

      The Bruno Jura Hound appreciates affection and that includes kisses and snuggles!
      Playfulness

      Does the Bruno Jura Hound like to play?

      The Bruno Jura Hound is always ready for play! It's important to keep in mind, as they need to be stimulated with games and affection throughout the day.
      Service Dog Ability

      Does the Bruno Jura Hound make a good service dog?

      The Bruno Jura Hound can be a service dog with the proper training. Bruno Jura Hounds are not the most common service dog, but they certainly can be if their personality matches- smart, patient, and extremely dedicated to their owner.
      Overall Ease of Breed
      Ease for Novice

      Is the Bruno Jura Hound good for first-time owners?

      The Bruno Jura Hound is not the easiest breed for first-time owners, but can certainly still work out if the owner is willing to put the time into training and exercise.
      Training Potential

      How well can the Bruno Jura Hound be trained?

      The Bruno Jura Hound can be trained to the highest level and is oftentimes seen in various competitions. The Bruno Jura Hound is not only intelligent, but it wants to please its owner and is motivated with competition, especially if it feels like it has a job assigned to it.
      Amount of Shedding

      Does the Bruno Jura Hound shed a lot?

      The Bruno Jura Hound does shed, but less than average.
      Ease of Grooming

      Is the Bruno Jura Hound easy to groom?

      The Bruno Jura Hound requires very little grooming relative to other dog breeds, their coat is very low maintenance.
      Exercise Need

      Does the Bruno Jura Hound need a lot of exercise?

      The Bruno Jura Hound has a lot of energy and getting daily exercise is very important, both for their well-being and for their focus, which is important when you train them.
      Personality
      Intelligence

      How smart is the Bruno Jura Hound?

      The Bruno Jura Hound is a bit goofy and may not be as intelligent as some other breeds, but that is what people oftentimes love about the Bruno Jura Hound!
      Amount of Barking

      How much does the Bruno Jura Hound bark? Does the Bruno Jura Hound bark too much?

      The Bruno Jura Hound barks an average amount. It can vary widely between Bruno Jura Hounds - some may be much more expressive than others.
      Guard Dog Ability

      Is the Bruno Jura Hound a good guard dog?

      The Bruno Jura Hound is not typically used as a guard dog, although they can be alert and oftentimes notify you if there is a stranger at the door or otherwise something to be concerned over.
      Tolerates Being Alone

      Is the Bruno Jura Hound good at staying alone? Is the Bruno Jura Hound independent?

      The Bruno Jura Hound is not very independent and does not do great when left behind for longer than a couple of hours. This is one of the most important things to consider when getting a new dog.
      Home and Environment Considerations
      Good for Apartment Living

      Is the Bruno Jura Hound a good apartment dog?

      The Bruno Jura Hound is a very bad fit for apartment living and we would not recommend it.
      Size

      How big is the Bruno Jura Hound?

      The Bruno Jura Hound is a medium sized dog breed. They can range in size depending on genetics, and males are larger on average than females.
      Tolerates Heat

      How much does the Bruno Jura Hound tolerate hot weather? When is it too hot for a Bruno Jura Hound?

      The Bruno Jura Hound can do very well in hot weather. Owners should still be aware of over-heating as this is one of the most common reasons for dogs going into the emergency room, but overall the Bruno Jura Hound can do well in hot climates.
      Tolerates Cold

      How much does the Bruno Jura Hound tolerate cold weather? When is it too cold for a Bruno Jura Hound?

      The Bruno Jura Hound can tolerate some cold, but should not be over-exposed to cold weather. In general, they can live in cold weather climates, but may need clothing on particularly cold evenings or in snow.
      Potential to Run Away

      Does the Bruno Jura Hound try to run away?

      The Bruno Jura Hound has huge wanderlust, meaning that it's natural for them to want to run away. They are known as escape artists. It's important to test your yard and have a tall fence that cannot be jumped or climbed over. Sometimes the Bruno Jura Hound is not well suited for being off-leash, even if they are well trained.
      Physical Characteristics
      General Health

      Is the Bruno Jura Hound a healthy dog? The health of a Bruno Jura Hound should be measured not just by how many years they live, but also by how many health issues they've had. It is important to know which health conditions your breed is prone to- hip problems, eye problems, bloating, and arthritis are all common dog health problems.

      The Bruno Jura Hound is very healthy, but it is still important to feed the Bruno Jura Hound high-quality food and to live a healthy lifestyle.
      Energy Level

      How energetic is the Bruno Jura Hound?

      The Bruno Jura Hound has a good amount of energy and it's important to give the Bruno Jura Hound daily walks and ideally run time as well. A well-exercised dog is easier to train, and will be happier and have less likelihood for destructive habits.
      Amount of Drooling

      How much does the Bruno Jura Hound drool?

      The Bruno Jura Hound drools an average amount- typically only after heavy exercise or if you are eating their favorite human food in front of them.
      Prey Drive

      Does the Bruno Jura Hound have a large prey drive? Does the Bruno Jura Hound like to chase birds, cats, and other small animals?

      The Bruno Jura Hound has a very high prey drive and will naturally chase after any small animals it sees. They can co-exist with cats or other animals at the home, but we would not recommend it without supervision.
      Athleticism

      Is the Bruno Jura Hound atheltic?

      The Bruno Jura Hound is athletic and has average levels of endurance. They need a lot of exercise, and can be an exercise partner as long as it's nothing too extreme.
    1. Hound
    2. Scenthound
    3. Bruno Jura Hound
    The Bruno Jura Hound is a purebred dog that belongs to the Scenthound sub group, which falls under the larger Hound dog breed group.
    Hound group: The hound has traditionally been used alongside hunters to track or chase prey. Unlike retrievers who are bred primarily to retrieve and bring back the prey, hounds were typically bred to have excellent vision, scent, or speed to pursue the prey. Because of the Hound's excellent vision, scent, and focus, they are a common police and secret services dog. Hounds are typically categorized into either "scent hounds" or "sight hounds". Both exercise and mental stimulation is important for hounds because of their history. They want to feel they have a "job" and want to go to bed feeling they have done their day's duty.
    Scenthound sub-group: The scenthounds were the original hunting dogs. Many go back thousands of years, and their exceptional scent is something that has been passed down through the generations. Typically people think about dogs using their amazing smell for hunting, but it is also used for drug detection, and even finding people lost in the woods. Certain scenthounds have such amazing scent, that they can distinguish an injured person or animal from a non-injured one. Scenthounds can be trained very well, but may need a firm leader. They are used to working a job outside, so are not the ideal apartment dog.

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