There are seven Norwegian breeds, and the Dunker is one of them. In English, it is more common to refer to them as the «Norwegian hound».
Norway's national hare dog
The Norwegian Hound is primarily a hare hunting dog hunt (Dunkeren is considered Norway's national hare dog). Some also use them for deer and fox hunting.
They have robust paws that can withstand both ice and rocky terrains, making them suitable for extreme conditions.
The Dunker is a great family dog.
As long as they get to their hunting instincts, they fit well as family dogs, but only with enough stimuli.
The Norwegian Hounds are friendly, trusting and easy to train! They also love to learn.
The Norwegian Hound requires a moderate amount of maintenance. Brush regularly and bathe when needed.
There are usually few challenges in terms of health, apart from some cases of epilepsy and hip dysplasia.
Healthy individuals have a life expectancy of 10-12 years.
Size / weight
Male dogs. 50-55 cm
Females: 47-53 cm