Dunker

Dunker

The Dunker is originally developed in the beginning of the 19th century by crossing a Russian Harlequin Hound with other Scenthound breeds and is named after the Norwegian Wilhelm Dunker.

The Dunker is medium sized and resembles other Scenthounds. Though, this dog breed’s dappled coat coloration is remarkable and unique.

Personality

The Dunker is energetic and in general a friendly dog breed. This dog is suitable for active owners who will take them out for long walks. The Dunker is generally good with strange dogs.

Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12 - 15 years
Nicknames:The Norwegian Hound, The Norwegian Rabbit Hound, The Norwegian Scenthound

Dunker Build Information

The Dunker is medium sized and resembles other Scenthounds. Though, this dog breed’s dappled coat coloration is remarkable and unique.

Size:Medium

Behaviour and Personality

The Dunker is energetic and in general a friendly dog breed. This dog is suitable for active owners who will take them out for long walks. The Dunker is generally good with strange dogs.

Activity Level:Very active
Affection Level:Very affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Kid friendly

Appearance

This is a low maintenance breed which requires occasionally brushing. Make sure you clean its ears regularly to avoid irritation and infection caused by particles such as dirt, grime, and blood.

Shedding:Moderate
Grooming:Low maintenance

Dunker Common Health Conditions

Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Entropion, Ectropion, Deafness, Demodicosis, Mange, Chronic Ear Infections, Heat Intolerance, Obesity, Excessive Weight Gain.

Dunker Pet Insurance

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Breed Talents and Facts

The dog breed is most well-known for its hunting drive and unique dappled fur.

Training:Hard to train