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Hygenhund

Norwegian rarity

Breed
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Scenthounds and Related Breeds
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Original Name : Hygenhund

Type : Braccoid

Male size : 19¾-22¾ inches

Female size : 18½-21½ inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Norway

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

Head+

Medium sized, moderately broad, not heavy.

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Body+

Short, strong back, broad, muscular loins, long, broad, slightly rounded croup, medium broad chest.

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Coat+

Red-brown or yellow-red, often with black shading on head, back and base of the tail, with or without white markings; black and tan, generally in combination with white markings; white and ticked with red-brown or yellow-red patches or with black and tan markings.

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Ears+

Set medium high, neither broad nor long, tapering and rounded at the tip.

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Tail+

Extending from the topline, thick at the base, tapering to the tip.

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Hair+

Straight and preferably rather harsh to the touch, dense, shiny and not too short.

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Hygenhunds are medium-sized scenthounds 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.

Did you know ?

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.

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