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.

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Life Span
12 - 15 years
Other Names
The Norwegian Hound, The Norwegian Rabbit Hound, The Norwegian Scenthound, Dunker

Dunker Build Information

Size
Medium

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

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level

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.

Appearance

Grooming
Low maintenance
Shedding
Moderate

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.

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Hard to train
  • The dog breed is most well-known for its hunting drive and unique dappled fur

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Common Health Conditions in Dunkers

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

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