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Schweitzer laufhund Breed Information

Schweitzer Laufhund, better known as Swiss Laufhund, was originally developed in Switzerland. This is one of the oldest breeds known in the world. They are one among the scent hound family and were used in the earlier days for hunting. This breed has along body and is very muscular in nature. They can be either medium or large in size. They have a long tail, which tappers and curves towards the end. They have all the body conditions required for a good working dog. Their head is long and narrow with long muzzle and ears. Their coat is short and also very smooth. This breed usually very calm and gentle in nature. This breed is usually used in hunting, but they are very affectionate and also attached towards family. They love to cuddle along with their master and are also very eager face lickers. If they are properly trained, they can be playful and calm around children. They can be shy around strangers hence they should be properly socialized. Hey are very alert and watchful, and also makes a good watch dog. They are less aggressive towards other animals and household pets. They tend to be very stubborn at times, so they should be trained to avoid this. The average height and weight of Schweitzer laufhund , in case of male is 18 inches to 23 inches, and 32 lbs to 46 lbs. in case of females the average height and weight is 19 inches to 24 inches, and 30 lbs to 45 lbs respectively. This breed is not suitable to live in a closed apartment, as they can be loud barkers, and very destructive in confined spaces. This breed has the minimum grooming requirements. They should be brushed and combed daily to keep their coat glossy. Their ears should be also cleaned daily to avod any signs of ear infections. The major health conditions related to this breed are, elbow dysplasia, ectropion, retinal atrophy, ear infections, hip dysplasia, entropion, luxating patella, and also cataracts. The average lifespan of a healthy Schweitzer Laufhund is 10 years to 12 years.

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