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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.
    Source: http://www.skogoglandskap.no/filearchive/native_dog_breeds_norway.pdf


    Links to Breed Descriptions: 

    NKK: Dunker: https://www.nkk.no/raser/dunker-article8128-815.html

     


    Other Names for Breed: 

    Dunkerstövare


    Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club: 

    Norway

    Norske Harehundklubbers Forbund: http://www.nhkf.net/


    Breed-Specific Articles: 

    Per Harald Sivesind - Dunker hound
    Interview by Sabine Middelhaufe

    dunker.png


    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: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/dog-breeding/the-kennel-club-assured-breeders/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: http://www.stovare.se/stovare.asp
    Norway: Norske Harehundklubbers Forbund: http://www.nhkf.net/
                   Dunkerringen: http://www.dunkerringen.org/ 

     

    Dunker_Vibeke Brath.jpg (dog_race_profile).jpg

     

     



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