Bruno Saint-Hubert Français
Bruno Saint-Hubert Français are speedy, agile hound dogs with impeccable noses and a tireless work ethic. Once worn out from the hunt, they make calm, affectionate housemates.
Bruno Saint-Hubert Français Traits
These medium-sized, muscular hounds have a massive head and strong bone structure.
Coat and Colouring
The Bruno Saint-Hubert Français' coat is short and smooth, with very thin hair on the ears and head. The breed comes in tawny brown with a black saddle.
Distinctive Physical Traits
Notable traits for this breed include a long muzzle, dark brown eyes with slightly drooping lower eyelids, long ears, and powerful hind legs.
Bruno Saint-Hubert Français Temperament
Bruno Saint-Hubert Français are confident dogs with a tenacious hunting style. But once their workday ends, they make calm, affectionate pets.
This breed is also very adaptable. Though their true love is the great outdoors, Bruno Saint-Hubert Français can adjust to city life—provided they have regular opportunities to get out and stretch their legs.
Bruno Saint-Hubert Français History
The Bruno Saint-Hubert Français is one of four varieties of Swiss Hound. Experts believe these dogs descend from the St. Hubert Hound—a breed that hunted in the Nile valley in ancient Egypt.
Named after St. Hubert, the patron saint of the hunt, the Bruno Saint-Hubert Français used its keen nose to track fox, hare, and boar in the Jura mountains on the French-Swiss border. These tenacious dogs work well alone or in packs and have the stamina and energy to go all day—characteristics that still endear them to hunters now.
Bruno Saint-Hubert Français Care
Bruno Saint-Hubert Français thrive on a high-quality diet formulated for their life stage (e.g., puppy, adult, senior). To help your dog maintain a healthy weight, measure their portions to avoid overfeeding, and keep track of how many treats you give them. As a guideline, treats should make up no more than 10% of a dog's daily calories.
The Bruno Saint-Hubert Français' short coat is easy to maintain. Weekly brushing to remove loose fur and the occasional bath are usually all it takes to keep these dogs looking their best.
Their long ears can be prone to ear infections. So, check them regularly and wipe out any wax build-up or debris you find. Regular nail trims should also be part of any dog's grooming routine. Nails that get too long can cause pain and potentially lead to problems running or walking.
Last but not least, aim to establish good dental hygiene habits. Dental disease is one of the most common health conditions in adult dogs. Left untreated, it can contribute to other serious issues. Annual professional cleanings and regular at-home teeth brushing are the best ways to prevent dental problems.
Bruno Saint-Hubert Français are active dogs that need lots of daily exercise. Hunting is their favorite pastime, but they also enjoy long, brisk walks, hikes, and chasing around the backyard with their people.
The Bruno is typically an easy-to-train breed. These dogs respond best to firm handling and positive reinforcement, starting from a young age. In addition to obedience and field training, early socialization will help your pup develop into a well-mannered adult dog.
The most common ancestral trait of this group is being used for hunting. Some use acute powers of scent to follow a trail while others demonstrate the gift of stamina as they run down a quarry. Beyond these two common traits, however, generalizations about hounds are hard to come by as the group is comprised of a very diverse lot of breeds.
Reviewed 16 June 2021 by Jamie Freyer, DVM