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Size: Medium

Weight: 35 - 49 lbs.

Height: 18.5" - 22.5"

Life Span: 12 years

Health Problems: Hip dysplasia

Origin: Norway

Also Known As: Norwegian Hound

Group: Hound

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Dunker requires moderate exercise.

Grooming Needs

The Dunker needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing. Check ears regularly.


The Dunker tends to be a mellow, mild-mannered breed with exceptional stamina that makes a loving companion.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


The Dunker was developed to hunt hares by scent, rather than sight. It originated when Wilhelm Dunker bred a Russian Harlequin Hound with other scent hounds in the 1850s.

Pet Facts

This breed hunts well over all types of terrain.

Dog Food for Your Dunker

Puppy select formula dog food

Puppy Select Formula

Features our exclusive balance of nutrients for growing puppies.

Bag of Adult Select Formula

Adult Select Formula

Formulated for dogs of all ages, an excellent choice for multi-dog families.

Senior select formula food for older dogs

Senior Select Formula

Formulated for dogs 7 years and older.

Picky No More medium breed dog food

Picky No More™ Medium Breed

Created to please even the pickiest of dogs.

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