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The Norwegians take great care to protect the purity of the breed and breeding conditions are very rigorous to ensure Hygenhunds retain all the qualities sought after by the country's hunting fraternity.

About the Hygenhund

Hygenhunds are particularly uncommon, especially outside of Norway, where they are bred for very specific conditions.

Hygenhunds are medium-sized scent hounds of solid and compact rectangular build and firm back. First produced in the 19th century from various hounds, including German ones, this is a very Norwegian breed.

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 / Obedient / Loyal

Key facts

  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Training should start early
  • Requires outdoor space

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