Hygen Hound
Noruega FCI 266 - Medium-sized Hounds

Hygen Hound

The spread of Hygen Hound it is very limited even in Norway; outside the country is practically unknown.

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History

The Hygen Hound originated in Norway in the 19th century. It owes its name to its creator Hans Fredrik Hygen, who wanted a brave and robust dog that could hunt even in harsh northern climates. So he decided to cross Swiss and German dogs with local dogs. The Hygen Hound has had a difficult history as the breed almost disappeared in the decade of 1970 without the intervention of a few passionate breeders. In the Decade of 2000, these breeders made genetic improvements by crossing with the Finnish Hound. Today, the Hygen Hound it is quite rare even in his homeland.

Photo: Norwegian dog breed hygenhound. Tosstjønna’s Nala by Bjørn Konestabo, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics “Hygen Hound”

The Hygen Hound has a robust and solid gait and a body inscribed in a triangle. Medium-sized, measured between 50 and 58 cm if it is a male and between 47 and 55 cm if it is a female for a weight of about 22 kg by sex, size and age.

The Hygen, as it is also nicknamed, stands out for its head of average length and size, that is wedge-shaped and marked width without being excessively heavy. The skull is slightly domed and the stop is accentuated. The eyes express both calm and seriousness. They are medium in size and show dark brown tones. The ears are of medium length and width, taper at the tips and set at a medium height. Fall while spreading and do not stick to the cheeks.

The Hygen Hound they have rough fur, straight, short, bright and dense. The coat is available in three colors: white with yellow-red markings / brown or black and tan, black and tan with white markings or red-yellow or red-brown with or without white markings and charcoal on the back, head and tail attachment.

Character and skills “Hygen Hound”

The Hygen Hound It is a race linked to its social group that is both protective, Gentile, balanced and versatile. Although they specialize in hunting activities, nothing prevents them from being adopted as pets, as long as the exercise is given, the necessary care and education. The worst tolerated punishment is inactivity. He also does not like to be alone despite his slightly independent nature.. To be happy, prefers open spaces over closed ones.

Characteristics "Hygen Hound"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Hygen Hound" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

Adaptation ⓘ

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Affection Level ⓘ

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Need to exercise ⓘ

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Social Needs ⓘ

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Apartment ⓘ

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Grooming ⓘ

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Stranger Friendly ⓘ

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Barking Tendencies ⓘ

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Health Issues ⓘ

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Territorial ⓘ

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Cat Friendly ⓘ

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intelligence ⓘ

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versatility ⓘ

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Child Friendly ⓘ

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Watchdog Ability ⓘ

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Playfulness ⓘ

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Videos "Hygen Hound"

Video Credits: Rolf The Horse Tree
Hygenhund Dog breed

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 266
  • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
  • Section 1.2: Medium-sized hound-type dogs.. With proof of work..

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds.


    • FCI breed standard "Hygen Hound"

      FCIFCI - Hygen Hound
      Hound

      Alternative names:

        1. Hygenhund (English).
        2. Hygen (French).
        3. Hygenbracke, Hygenlaufhund, Hygenhund (German).
        4. (Em sueco: hygenhund) (Portuguese).
        5. (En sueco: hygenhund) (Spanish).
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