Hardy, independent, and faithful, the Tyrolean Hound - also known as the Tyrolean Bracke - is a scent hound that hails from Austria. This breed of dog actually has close ties with ancient Celtic royalty; back in the 1800's a Celtic ruler by the name of Emperor Maximilian I sought a special kind of dog that could aid him during hunts. The Tyrolean Hound was bred to fulfill the monarch's prayers, helping him hunt rabbits and other animals even through severe snow storms! It wouldn't be until 1908 that the Tyrolean Hound was recognized as their own breed and longer still - in 2006 - before the United Kennel Club recognized the dog in their ranks.
Tyrolean Hounds are hunting dogs through and through. If you're interested in adopting one of these dogs but you don't personally practice hunting, then you'll still need to find ways to give your companion adequate amounts of exercise throughout the day. This isn't the sort of pet that can be left alone in one's backyard to sit around and do nothing all day - they'll become very irritable and may take up nuisance barking if they aren't properly nourished physically and mentally. We think that's a good way to look at things; eating an adequate amount of food and getting an adequate amount of exercise is necessary to keep this breed nourished and healthy. Refer to this guide whenever you feel like mixing things up beyond a casual walk around the block but even if you don't, please strive to give this breed the daily exercise they need.