Section 1.2 : Medium Hounds

Breeds In This Category: 

Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie

BREED BASICS
Size:
Medium 15-35 lb
Large 35-55 lb
Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming: Brushing Once a Week or Less LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Fairly Laid Back Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

The History of the Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie is mostly uncertain, as this breed was developed in an era before written records were kept of dog breeding.  What is clear is...

Ariegeois

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming: Brushing Once a Week or Less LifeSpan: 10 to 12 Years
Protective Ability: Fairly Laid Back Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

Because the breed was developed so recently, most of the history of the Ariegeois is known reasonably well.  The Ariegeois is a member of the French scent hound family, a very la...

Artois Hound

BREED BASICS
Size: X-Large 55-90 lb Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming: Brushing Once a Week or Less LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Fairly Laid Back Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

Artois Hounds were developed in the 1400s to hunt foxes, hares, deer, and wild boar. In the hunt, Artois Hounds are used in small packs of six to eight dogs. This athletic breed is ab...

Austrian Black and Tan Hound

BREED BASICS
Size:
Medium 15-35 lb
Large 35-55 lb
Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming: Brushing Once a Week or Less LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Fairly Laid Back Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

Very little is known for sure about the history of the Austrian Black and Tan Hound.  The breed enters the written record in the mid-19th Century meaning that it has been in exis...

Beagle-Harrier

BREED BASICS
Size:
Medium 15-35 lb
Large 35-55 lb
Energy Level: Medium Energy
Grooming: Brushing Once a Week or Less LifeSpan: 10 to 12 Years
Protective Ability: Fairly Laid Back Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

There is substantial disagreement about the history of the Beagle-Harrier.  Some say that it may have existed in France since the Late Middle Ages or Early Renaissance, while others claim that...

Bernese Hound

BREED BASICS
Size:
Medium 15-35 lb
Large 35-55 lb
LifeSpan: 10 to 12 Years

Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound

BREED BASICS
Size: Large 35-55 lb Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming: A Couple Times a Week LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Good Watchdog Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

The history of the Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound is shrouded in mystery, and very little is known with certainly about this dog’s ancestry.  All that is known for sure is tha...

Briquet Griffon Vendeen

BREED BASICS
Size: Large 35-55 lb Energy Level: Medium Energy
Grooming: A Couple Times a Week LifeSpan: 10 to 12 Years
Protective Ability: Good Watchdog Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

The Briquet Griffon Vendeen, or Medium Griffon Vendeen, is the direct descendant of the Grand Griffon Vendeen.  The large Grand Griffon Vendeen was used to hunt large game such as wolves...

Dunker

BREED BASICS
Size: Large 35-55 lb Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming: Rarely LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Fairly Laid Back Trainability: Difficult to Train

 

The Dunker is a relatively recently created breed, and we know more about its ancestry than is the case with many dogs.  As is the case with breeds such as the German Shepherd Do...

Finnish Hound

BREED BASICS
Size: Large 35-55 lb Energy Level: Medium Energy
Grooming: Rarely LifeSpan: 10 to 12 Years
Protective Ability: Good Watchdog Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

The Finnish Hound is of somewhat uncertain ancestry.  The breed’s forebears were developed before written records were kept of dog breeding, so little is known for sure abo...

Harrier

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Energy Level: Medium Energy
Grooming: Brushing Once a Week or Less LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Good Watchdog Trainability: Difficult to Train

 

There are few breeds of dogs which have a history that is as unknown and disputed as that of the Harrier.  Much of what is said is pure speculation with almost no basis in fact.  Part of...

Jura Type Saint Hubert Hound

BREED BASICS
LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years

Lucernese Hound

BREED BASICS
Size:
Medium 15-35 lb
Large 35-55 lb
LifeSpan: 10 to 12 Years

Petit Bleu de Gascogne

BREED BASICS
Size: Large 35-55 lb Energy Level: Medium Energy
Grooming: Rarely LifeSpan: 10 to 12 Years
Protective Ability: Fairly Laid Back Trainability: Difficult to Train

 

Like many large French Hounds, the Petit Bleu de Gascogne’s numbers suffered as a result of the French Revolution and both World Wars.  However, the breed has always been h...

Polish Hound

BREED BASICS

Porcelaine

BREED BASICS

Schillerstovare

BREED BASICS
Size: Large 35-55 lb Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming: Brushing Once a Week or Less LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Good Watchdog Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

During the late 1800s, Dr. Adolf Patrick Hamilton, the founder of the SKC, and Per Schiller were both trying to develop a better Stovare type dog and worked cooperatively. Dr. Hamilto...

Schweizer Laufhund

BREED BASICS
Size:
Medium 15-35 lb
Large 35-55 lb
Energy Level: Medium Energy
Grooming: Brushing Once a Week or Less LifeSpan: 10 to 12 Years
Protective Ability: Fairly Laid Back Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

The Schweizer Laufhunds are very old breeds whose history has largely been lost to time.  Since these breeds were developed long before written records were kept of dog breeding,...

Schwyz Hound

BREED BASICS
Size: Large 35-55 lb
LifeSpan: 10 to 12 Years