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: https://www.nkk.no/raser/dunker-article8128-815.html
Other Names for Breed:
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club:
Norske Harehundklubbers Forbund: http://www.nhkf.net/
Per Harald Sivesind - Dunker hound
Interview by Sabine Middelhaufe
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)
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/
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/