Country/Date of Origin: Germany/19th Century
The Deutsch Bracke is an efficient tracking dog of the foxhound family. Developed in Germany, they have the same colors and markings of the usual hound, and are used for the same purposes. At the turn of the twentieth century there were several breeds of pack hounds in Germany , but with the exception of the Deutsche Bracke, they are all virtually extinct. In 1955 a standard was drawn up in Olpe, Germany to fix the type for show purposes. Because of this, the breed is sometimes known as the Olpe Hound.
Small for a foxhound, the Bracke is closer in size to the English Harrier. He is closely related to the Stovare group of scent hounds in Scandinavia.
FCI Group: 6 (Hound)