At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: 35 - 49 lbs.

Height: 18.5" - 22.5"

Life Span: 12 years


Also know as: Norwegian Hound

Group: Hound

Origin: Norway

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: 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.

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

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Hip dysplasia

Special Needs
Exercise: The Dunker requires moderate exercise.

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


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