Hanoverian Scenthound

Hanoverian Scenthound

Hanoverian Scenthound


The Hanoverian Scenthound is a truly ancient breed of German hunting dog that takes their lineage from the Liam Hound and goes all the way back to around 500AD in Germany. These days, they are used for tracking large game and work well around guns. They are very loyal and hardworking and make great companions.


The Hanoverian Scenthound breed is very active and requires daily exercise. You should not keep this breed in a closed up apartment, even if you take them out for daily walks and playtime. They need the area to track and hunt on their own, so a fenced in yard or property out in the country would better suit them and make them the happiest over all.


The Hanoverian Scenthound is an exceptionally active breed and needs to have the room to run and play. Since they are tracking dogs, they tend to hunt down things at a moment's notice unless trained to wait for their Master. They don't do well in a city environment and apartment living is very rough on this type of dog. They need to be able to run and play, so having a decent sized fenced in yard is like heaven for them.


The Hanoverian Scenthound is a very calm and relaxed breed that is great around the family. They are hard-working, though, and can become single minded when they are tracking, taking very little notice into anything that might distract them. Most owners consider their tracking ability to be exceptionally persistent and highly determined.


The Hanoverian Scenthound has a short and dense coat that becomes longer and coarser towards the rear and thighs. They don't require too much grooming and bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary to maintain their coats health.


The Hanoverian Scenthound is a very sensitive and loyal breed that remains calm and assured while at home, but becomes a completely different dog while tracking. Tracking is something this breed is made for and they tend to be single minded to a fault while working.


Because the Hanoverian Scenthound can be single minded, even during training, you will need to be patient yet firm. Positive reinforcement is a key ingredient to making this breed a wonderful pet, but care should be taken to make sure they don't become too submissive. They excel in hunting and tracking and make good work dogs for police and security firms.