Halden Hound
Noruega FCI 267 - Medium-sized Hounds

Halden Hound

Its diffusion is limited to its country of origin, where it is also little known.

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History

Originally from Norway, the Halden Hound takes its name from Halden, the city where it was created.

Breed selection was initiated by Hans Larsen Bisseberg, an Ostfold County farmer, in 1860. The breed is believed to be the result of various crosses between local hounds and Swedish hounds, Germans and English. The official breed standard was established in the decade of 1950 and it is very rare outside your home country. Most frequently used the Norwegian Hound and the Hygen Hound.

Photo: A female Halden Hound. Colour: tricolor by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics “Halden Hound”

The Halden is similar to the American Foxhound ostensibly, although it is smaller.

It is a dog whose body can fit in a rectangle, proud, strong but not heavy. The head is medium in size, well balanced. The eyes, dark brown, they are medium in size and have a calm expression. The ears, that are neither too high nor too low, they are turned forward and should reach the middle of the muzzle. The tail, that is neither too high nor too low, it is quite thick and is carried low.

  • Hair: rough, very tight and smooth, with thick undercoat.
  • Color: White with black spots, small, less dark spots on the head, limbs and sometimes between black and white. However, black should not dominate.
  • Size: 52 a 60 cm for the male and 50 a 58 cm for female.
  • Weight: 23 a 29 kg for the male and 20 a 25 kg for females.

Character and skills “Halden Hound”

Kind and caring, the Halden Hound can be a great companion dog if you take the time to satisfy its many exercise needs. It is a nice dog to live, but can be unsociable with children, strangers or even other animals if not well socialized. Very exclusive, he does not like to be surrounded, which makes him a very good watchdog. Excellent hunter, fast and resistant. If you are not hunting, it will be the perfect companion for a sports owner.

Independent in nature, education should start very early to prevent this dog from developing too many bad habits. Firmness and consistency will be required to achieve results, but beware, no violence towards this sensitive dog will be tolerated.

Characteristics “Halden Hound”

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Halden 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.

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Videos “Halden Hound”

Fox hunting with halden hound and fox terrier in Norway
Foxhunting with halden hound and fox terrier 07.11.20

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 267
  • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
  • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds. With working trial.

Federations:

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

FCI breed standard “Halden Hound”

“Halden Hound” FCI Halden Hound FCI

Alternative names:

    1. (Norwegian: Haldenstøver) (English).
    2. Halden (French).
    3. Haldenbracke, Haldenlaufhund, Halden-Stövare (German).
    4. (Norueguês: haldenstøver) (Portuguese).
    5. (Noruego: Haldenstøvare, Haldenstøver) (Spanish).
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