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Jura Laufhund

History

The Jura Laufhund originates from the Jura Mountains, a mountain range in eastern France and Switzerland. This breed was originally bred as a hunting dog capable of tracking and chasing game in the rugged mountainous terrains of the Jura. They are known for their stamina, sharp nose and determination to find their prey. This breed has grown in popularity over the years and is today a common dog in France and Switzerland.

Character

The Jura Laufhund has a friendly and affectionate character. They are loyal to their owner and tend to get along well with children and other pets. They are true hunters, and as such they have high energy levels and require plenty of exercise. These dogs are not suitable for apartments and need space to run and play. They are smart and can be stubborn at times so consistent training is needed to ensure they remain obedient.

Health

In general, the Jura Laufhund is a healthy breed with an average lifespan of 12-14 years. However, they do have a number of health issues that owners should be aware of. This breed can be prone to hip dysplasia, a condition where the hip joints are not properly developed. Because they are a hunting dog, their ears should be checked regularly to prevent them from developing ear infections.

Care

The Jura Laufhund has a short, dense coat that needs regular brushing to remove loose hair. These dogs need a lot of exercise, so daily walks or jogs are necessary to keep them from becoming destructive. They have a high hunting instinct so they should be kept on a lead at all times when not in a fenced area. It is important to clean their ears regularly to prevent ear infections and to trim their nails regularly.

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