Height: Minimum: 17½ in (44.5cm) Generally: 18-22 in (45.5-56cm)
Color: Yellowish or reddish brown, with or without large black saddle; black with tan markings over eyes, on cheeks, and on underparts of body; may have white mark on chest
|There are two varieties of Jura Hound, the Bruno
and the Saint Hubert. Both are native to the Jura
mountains area in western Switzerland and have a
similar origin to the other Swiss Hounds. However,
they are closer in appearance to the Saint Hubert
Bloodhound, particularly the Saint Hubert Jura, which
has a heavier head, larger ears, and more pronounced
folds of skin on the chin and neck than the Bruno.
There are also short-legged versions. Enthusiastic
hunters, Jura Hounds are used mainly against hare
and can cope with any type of terrain.
The Bruno and Saint Hubert Jura Hounds are
gentle, affectionate dogs that make excellent hunting
companions, but have strong hunting instincts and are
not really suited to life as a household pet. They need
plenty of exercise and grooming with a hound glove.