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Halden Hound

The smallest of the Norwegian hounds, Halden Hounds are champions of endurance, built to follow a trail for hours without losing their stride.

About the Halden Hound

Halden Hounds are members of a loyal and gentle breed. These qualities, together with their suitability to training and friendly temperament, make them very good companion dogs that are easy to live with.

It is believed that imported foxhounds, beagles, and other hounds were crossed with local dogs to produce Halden Hounds, which take their name from a town in south-east Norway close to the Swedish border. Most of the breed population is still found in the region.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 6
Size category
Avg life expectancy
10–12 years

Loving / Independent / Even-tempered / Resilient

Key facts

  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Needs an experienced owner

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