Breed Organization United Kennel Club Website: http://www.ukcdogs.com Native Country Norway Other Names Halden Hound Life Expectancy Approximately 10-12 Years Litter Size No Information Available Breed Group FCI Scenthound
Breed Appearance The Halden is similar to the American Foxhound in appearance although it is smaller. They have smooth, very dense coats, hanging ears, and are
white with black patches as well as brown shading on the head and legs.
Breed Description Head: Medium-sized, finely chiseled. Slightly domed skull. Pronounced stop. Straight nosebridge. Lips not too pendulous.
Flat cheeks. Ears: Curled, pendulous, must reach mid-muzzle when outstretched. Eyes: Medium-sized, dark brown. Body: Rectangular. Neck fairly long, arched, well-knit, without dewlap. Deep chest. Well-sprung ribs. Broad loin. Straight,
solid back. Well-developed, rounded, slightly sloping croup. Tail: Hanging nearly to hocks, fairly thick, carried low. Hair: Smooth, very dense, neither too fine nor too short. Coat: White with black spots or brown shading on the head and legs and between black and white markings. Small black or brown
spots are considered a fault. Black should not be predominant. Any other color or pattern is cause for disqualification. Size: Dog: 47 to 55 cm. (18.5-21.5 in).Bitch: 44 to 52 cm. (17-20.5 in). Weight: Approx. 20kg
History This breed was named after the town of Halden in southeastern Norway. He is believed to be the product of crosses between
local, Swedish, German, and English scenthounds. The standard for the Halden Hound was established in the 1950s. He is
virtually unknown outside his native country.
Behavior The Halden Hound can withstand cold and is a fast hunter able to chase quarry for long periods at a quick pace. He is not a
pack hound. He hunts hare and other plains quarry. Kind and affectionate, he makes a good pet.
Health The Halden is a healthy breed, with no known health problems.
Advice He needs space and exercise for his well-being. He requires regular brushing.