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Norwegian Hound

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Breed
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Scenthounds and Related Breeds
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Original Name : Dunker

Type : Braccoid

Other Names : Dunker

Male size : 19 ¾-21 ½ inches, ideally 20 ¾ inches

Female size : 18½-20¾ inches, ideally 19¾ inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Norway

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Norwegian Hounds are specialized in hare hunting. They owe their alternative name – the Dunker – to Wilhelm Dunker, who set the breed characteristics in the 19th century. Fast and fine-nosed, these hounds are easy to live with and very close to their master or mistress. Unfortunately, they are very rare outside of Norway.

Head+

Not to be carried high, noble and pure, good length, parallel lines.

lupoid

Body+

Well sustained topline, straight, firm, not too long back, broad, muscular loins, slightly sloping, muscular, not too short croup.

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Coat+

Blue or blue merle (dappled) with pale fawn and white markings.

lupoid

Ears+

Moderate width, tapering to the rounded tip.

lupoid

Tail+

Straight, curved slightly upwards.

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Hair+

Straight, hard, dense, not too short.

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Medium-sized, distinctly rectangular and powerfully built but never heavy, Norwegian Hounds exude stamina.They have a very distinctive harlequin coat, which they share with other rare breeds, like Beaucerons. These are working dogs with great energy and vitality, able to handle themselves on various types of terrain.

Did you know ?

Dunkers are virtually unknown outside of Norway, where they have been around for centuries, but they have a great reputation in their homeland.

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