The Hanover Hound has remained relatively unchanged from the Liam Hound (leash hound) of the Germanic tribes that existed in the 6th century. With the introduction of firearms into Germany in the 15th century, the Liam Hound was developed into the Liam Scenthound to track wounded game.
In the late 1800s, the Hanoverian Hunting Estate in the Kingdom of Hannover developed the Liam Scenthound into the Hanover Hound. Since 1894, the registered club Verein Hirschmann has taken care of the breed.
The Hanover Hound was crossed with the Bavarian Hound to create the Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound.
Weight: 79–99 lb (36–45 kg)
Height: Males 19.5–21.5 in (50–55 cm) Females 19–21 in (48–53 cm)
Coat: Short and course.
Color: Light to dark reddish fawn with a brindled appearance.
Life span: 10-14 years
Temperament: Calm, Independent, Loyal.
Health: Healthy breed. Some may be susceptible to ear infections, hip dysplasia, cancer, and bloat.
• The Hanover Hound tends to gravitate towards one person in a family.
• Also known as the Hanoverian Hound, Hanoverian Scenthound and Hannover’scher Schweisshund.
UKC: Scenthound Breeds
FCI: Group 6, Section 2 Leash Hounds #213