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Norwegian Hound dog breed - photos and description

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Norwegian Hound

Main characteristics of the breed

Care:Need regular care
Molt:Shed moderately
Need for activity:Need vigorous daily exercise
Tolerance of loneliness:Moderately addicted
Type of wool:Shorthaired, Smoothhaired
Friendly to strangers:Fairly friendly
Intellect:Working intelligence
Learnability:Difficult to learn
Specialization:Hunting, Companions, Watch dogs
Tendency to bark:They love to bark

The Dunker is a rare breed, one of the Scandinavian hounds. It was bred in Norway to hunt rabbits. It is little known outside the Scandinavian countries and is not recognized by all hunting dog organizations. This is a medium-sized dog, calm, kind and loyal. He has an excellent sense of smell, with strong hunting instincts. They can be bred as companions, but the pros and cons of keeping them should be carefully considered.
The name "Dunker" comes from the surname of Wilhelm Duncker, an officer who was involved in breeding this breed. The breed is also known as the Norwegian Hound. The breed is a tracking dog and can skillfully hunt wild hares on cold roads. Their balanced nature and good temperament make them excellent companions.
Dunkers have a keen sense of smell, endurance and excitability. Having found a trail, the dog never loses sight of it and can find it in any conditions, even in the snow. They are not fast, but they can run for a long time. They move calmly on uneven roads, ice and deep snow, and have a good sense of direction. They begin to bark when a rabbit approaches them, and the closer they get, the louder their barking becomes.
Danker is a beautiful, well-built dog. They are strong and active.
The Dunker is a hunting dog, so it is not suitable for beginners, family dogs and people who are often outside the home.
The Norwegian Hound has a calm and balanced temperament. They are friendly, non-aggressive and accept only small domestic animals as prey. They are friendly and peaceful with everyone, do not conflict with dogs and do not show distrust of strangers.
They are strongly attached to their owners and family, loyal, affectionate and sociable. They love children, are patient, attentive and enjoy playing with them. Very sensitive, polite and understanding of other people's moods.
These are active, lively dogs that require regular exercise and work. They need work, adventure and perseverance. They love long runs, playing with a ball, stick and Frisbee.
Representatives of the breed are distinguished by high intelligence, quick wit and easily learn commands. However, due to their independent and self-reliant nature, inexperienced breeders may have trouble training them. In addition, the dog is often distracted by unfamiliar smells. She can learn many commands with the right techniques.
Dunker is a balanced, active dog, an excellent rabbit hunter and a loyal companion. They are smart, easy to train and sociable, but require long walks and constant attention from the owner.

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