The BMH is a docile, calm, poised, intelligent and devoted breed. It can be wary of strangers but is generally not aggressive. Its impressive scenting and hunting ability is paired with dedication, persistence, quickness and agility.
This breed forms a very strong bond with its owners and tends to have separation anxiety when left alone for hours. It is a good family dog that tolerates children. However, interactions with very young kids should always be supervised to avoid getting hurt because of overexcitement.>
It is not for first-time and timid owners because it can present training difficulties and dominance. It is important for owners to establish their alpha role. Trainings should include controlling its strong tendencies to chase and attack/kill small animals. If trained well and socialised early, this breed is a generally good around other dogs and would rarely show aggression.
Early training and socialisation cannot be stressed enough with the Bavarian Mountain Hound. This is the only way dog owners can suppress or control its wilder tendencies it is predisposed to due to its genetic makeup. It is important to note that regardless of its predisposed temperament typical of its kind, several factors affect its personality growing up.