History and Origins
The Bavarian Mountain Hound dog breed is descended from medieval hunting scenthounds. Various breeds and types came from these original hounds, including the Hanoverian Scenthound. To produce a lighter dog, the Hanoverian Scenthound was crossed to red Mountain Scenthounds and, in the 1870s, the Bavarian Mountain Hound was formed, a bloodhound breed that could track the cold scent of wounded game in mountainous areas. A club for the breed was established in Munich in 1912.