Original Name : Haldenstøver
Type : Braccoid
Male size : 20½-23½ inches
Female size : 19¾-22¾ inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Norway
Halden Hounds are members of a loyal and gentle breed. These qualities, together with their suitability to training and friendly temperament make them very good companion dogs that are easy to live with.
Clean, medium sized, well balanced.
Straight topline, strong back, broad, muscular loins, slightly sloping croup.
White with black patches, tan shadings on head and limbs, sometimes between the white and black patches. Black must not predominate.
Set neither too high nor too low, reaching the middle of the muzzle in forward position.
Set neither too high nor too low, rather thick, reaching approximately to the hock.
Harsh, very dense and straight, with thick undercoat.
Halden Hounds are rectangular-shaped dogs, proud, strong but never heavy. The smallest of the Norwegian hounds.It is believed that imported Foxhounds, Beagles and other hounds where crossed with local dogs to produce Halden Hounds, which take their name from a town in southeast Norway close to the Swedish border. Most of the breed population is still found in the region.