Bruno Jura Hound, Bruno Jura Laufhund, Schweizer Laufhund, Swiss Hound
The Jura Laufhund is one of four varieties of Swiss Hounds, the other three being the Berner, Luzerner, and Schwyzer. The title ‘Laufhund’ means ‘walking dog’, the name given to these scenthounds as they are not used with horses, but rather with hunters traveling on foot. Each variety specializes in its own prey, the Jura being used with deer, fox, hare, and other small game.
Jura Laufhund Standards
- FCI (Group 6)
- UKC (Scenthound)
- 33-44 lbs
- medium-sized scenthound
- ears are long, reach at least the tip of nose, and twisted or folded
- tail is long, tapers
- coat is short, smooth, and dense
- black with tan markings
- tan with black blanket
- tan with black overlay
History of the Jura Laufhund
All of the Swiss Hounds are ancient breeds, each developed in a specific, isolated region in Switzerland. The Jura Laufhund hails specifically from the Jura region in the northwest, located near the French border. In 1881 these breeds were separated by region, but they returned to a single standard with four varieties in 1993.