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Breeds

Breed Name: Lucerne Hound


History

A very unique breed that has been around prior to the 15th century, the Lucerne Hound is a hunting hound who characteristics resemble that of Swiss Mountain breeds. It is unknown what bloodlines make up this breed, as there is also very little facts about who created the Lucerne Hound. This breed became extremely popular among the Romans as well as the French.

Appearance

Both males and females measure 17-19 inches in height and weigh between 35-45 pounds. Appearing much like your typical Hound breed, the Lucerne Hound demonstrates an oblong head shape leading to a square muzzle. Two, very long oblong shaped years hang along side of their face. Their eyes are round and typically dark brown or black in color, with carmel colored "eyebrows" framing them. This breed is built tall and lean overall with a long thin tail that is typically facing down and out. This breed is only available in a "blue tick" pattern with caramel and solid black markings.

Temperament

Overall, the Lucerne Hound is an easy to train breed due to their high intelligence. Meant for an adult house hold only, with no other pets, this breed is extremely passionate about its love for hunting. A long, daily walk is required for this breed as well as other activities out doors to keep their mental and physical health in check. As always, positive reinforcement training methods are the only methods recommended for training this breed. Loyal to their owner, the Lucerne Hound wants to please you and make you proud. This breed would do best in a country living situation where he or she is able to join their owner hunting or hiking.

Grooming

Daily brushing and bathing when needed. This breed is an average shedder.

Special Notes

Please fully educate yourself about this breed prior to adding one to your family to ensure a life long commitment to your new addition. A properly fenced in area is highly recommended for this breed. Do not add a new dog to your family unless you are able to provide both physical and financial care for the life of your new pet. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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