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    Brief Description 

    The Norwegian Hound is considered to be a good scent hound. It cooperates closely and well with its owner in the woods and bays on the trail. Breeding efforts have always aimed at strengthening the best characteristics of the old Norwe-gian scent hound, which was a hardy and robust dog with an excellent temperament. Today’s hunters especially call attention to the breed’s strong paws. These tolerate ice and crusty snow much better than the feet of other scent hounds.

    Links to Breed Descriptions 

    NKK: Dunker:


    Other Names for Breed 


    Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club 


    Norske Harehundklubbers Forbund:

    Breed-Specific Articles 

    Per Harald Sivesind - Dunker hound
    Interview by Sabine Middelhaufe


    Breed Standards 

    The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed. One of the major international standards is:


    FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)

    Breed-Specific Statistics 

    1. See the Norwegian Hound (Dunker) NKK RAS for statistics.

    2. NKK Dog web


    Breeding/Health Strategy Documents 

    Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:


    Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary

    Norway: Breed-specific Breeding Strategy

    Breed-Specific DNA Tests  The Kennel Club list of DNA and health screening tests available for each breed - see: Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening:
    Breed Clubs 

    We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.


    Sweden: Svenska Stövarklubben:
    Norway: Norske Harehundklubbers Forbund:


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