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The Hanoverian Red Dog, a dog close to its owners

Created especially for searching for wounded game during hunting, the Hanoverian Red Dog excelled in bloodhounding before gradually becoming a pet today. This breed is close to its owners and develops a balanced and calm character.

Characteristics of the Hanoverian Red Dog

The Hanoverian Red Dog was created to offer very high performance. They are remarkable for their powerful, supple and dynamic gait and their well-proportioned, robust and muscular body. Female dogs measure between 48 and 53 cm for a weight of 25 to 35 kg and males are between 50 and 55 cm and weigh 30 to 40 kg. The breed develops a powerful head with a broad skull and a pronounced stop. On the forehead, some wrinkles are visible. The animal has a wide, deep and muscular muzzle and powerful cheeks. It needs it, because during hunting activities, it has among other things the role of finishing off injured prey to prevent them from suffering unnecessarily. The head is supported by a long, strong neck. The Hanoverian Red Hound stands out with its medium-sized eyes offering a lively and open look, with dark brown irises. The ears are fairly large, broad, set high and hanging. The coat is thick, short and rough. The coat goes from light to dark red and can be brindle. The stag color is also admitted.

History of the Hanoverian Red Dog breed

The Hanoverian Red Dog is a breed that originated in Germany in the northern city of Hanover, Lower Saxony. It was developed on the initiative of a Hanoverian gamekeeper who wanted to obtain a specialist in the search for injured big game. To do this, he crossed the now extinct Haidbracke with German bloodhounds. The Hanoverian Red Dog was mainly bred and trained in German hunting schools called Jägerhöf. These prestigious institutions were responsible for training hunters for the princely courts. The art of bloodhounding was also developed in these institutions.

Living conditions and behavior of the Hanoverian Red Dog

The Hanoverian Red Dog is a persevering, dynamic animal with an exceptional sense of smell. They can be used as a companion dog, although in reality they can't stand to do nothing. It is therefore advisable to welcome him in a place with space and to make him practice activities like mantrailing, tracking or canicross. At home, he is balanced, calm, smart and intelligent. He is also a great player, cuddly and kind. He can get along with other animals provided he is socialized early. Its hunting instincts can take over when faced with small animals. Because it can be dominant and stubborn, the Hanoverian Red Dog also needs an experienced owner.

Diet and major health problems of the Hanoverian Red Dog

The Hanoverian Red Dog is free of any particular diseases. Before using him for hunting activities, it is important to keep his vaccinations, anti-parasite treatments and deworming up to date. On the other hand, they require a rich and healthy diet to meet the high energy requirements of the hunting season.