Halden Hound

Other names: Halden Hound, Halden Hound, Haldenstover

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The Halden Hound is a medium-sized hunting dog, with a body more elongated than tall (writable in a rectangle), strongly built but without the impression of heaviness and exuding an allure and expression of pride.



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Hair type Short
Origin Norway
Template Average
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 19 kg to 25 kg From 44 cm to 59 cm
Male From 20 kg to 25 kg From 45 cm to 60 cm
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History of the breed

Outside of its native Norway, the Halden Hound remains relatively unknown. The breed owes its name to its region of origin , that of Halden therefore, which is located in the south of Norway , near the Swedish border. The development of the breed of the Hound Halden is relatively new compared to other hunting dogs, since he began in a structured and organized way that from the early 20th century. The breed was obtained by crossing local varieties with other scent hounds native to Germany, Sweden and Great Britain. Its first standard was established in the 1950s.

Physical features

His hair: dense, straight, rather rough in texture. The outer coat is associated with a thick undercoat.
Its color: tricolor, white with black markings and tan shaded areas on the head and limbs.
His head: lean, of medium size, of harmonious shape. The skull is slightly domed, the occipital protuberance very slightly noticeable and the stop is not abrupt. The nose is quite black and the nostrils open, the muzzle is not excessively short, the jaws are articulated in scissors with a complete set of teeth. The cheeks are quite flat.
His ears: medium set, lying forward reaching the middle of the muzzle.
His eyes: medium in size, dark brown in color, displaying a look that is both proud and calm.
His body: The neck is quite long and strong, the top line very straight, the back strong, the kidney broad and muscular, the croup a little slanting, the chest well let down, the ribs well sprung and the belly a little raised.
Its tail: medium set, fairly strong and carried relatively low.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The Halden Hound is an energetic and affectionate dog. The Halden Hound is therefore a good family dog, but it is above all a born hunter , a role for which the breed was specifically developed. Enduring and fast , he specializes in hunting hares and a variety of land game. He is able to work in difficult climatic conditions and does not fear the cold. The Halden Hound prefers to hunt alone with his handler than in a pack. He is a dog who needs to stay active.

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Like any hunting dog, the Halden Hound should be introduced to recall as soon as possible , as he is known to move freely over great distances and is naturally attracted to small animals. An education combining softness and firmness makes it possible to make a perfectly balanced family and hunting companion. His taste for work and effort facilitate his learning.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

Very reluctant to live in an apartment, Halden Hound needs space and freedom. A house with a large fenced garden would suit him totally.


Ease of gaining weight

The Halden Hound is characterized by good endurance and fairly solid health . He does not fear the cold thanks to his coat, admittedly short, but double and tight. As for diseases related to predispositions, there is nothing to report at this level with this breed.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 3 and 7 puppies

To guard against these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends a Halden Hound dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 10 years

Maximum: 12 years

The life expectancy of a Halden Hound is, on average, between 10 years and 12 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The Halden Hound remains subject to moderate shedding which, associated with the short size of its coat, makes its maintenance very uncomplicated .

It is recommended to brush the dog once or twice a week , in order to get rid of dead hair and ensure the cleanliness of its skin. It is only bathed if it is really necessary , after being covered in mud during an outing, for example. Its dress, its skin, the inside of its ears and its legs (especially its pads) should be examined after each walk in the countryside in order to detect and remove debris and external parasites.

His teeth need to be brushed frequently to remove tartar build-up and the proliferation of bacteria. Finally, if they do not wear out naturally, its claws need to be cut. If you are new to this, it is recommended that you seek advice from a veterinarian or groomer.

Price and budget

Purchase price

900 €
€ 1,100

The purchase price of a Halden Hound is between € 900 and € 1,100.

Annual maintenance cost

€ 450
650 €

The annual maintenance cost for a Halden Hound is between € 450 and € 650.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

The Halden Hound is very demanding when it comes to activity . He gets bored quite quickly if he does not have the possibility of working and must therefore be able to benefit from long daily outings to be satisfied on this plan.


Classifications & Standards
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(UKC) United Kennel Club


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 6: Hounds, Blood Test Dogs and Related Breeds

Recognized by FCI

Since 1965


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