Halden Hound

FCI standard Nº 267

Origin
Norway
Translation
Norsk Kennel Klub
Group
Group 6 Scenthounds and related breeds
Section
Section 1.2 Medium-sized Hounds
Working
With working trial
Acceptance on a definitive basis by the FCI
Thursday 07 October 1965
Publication of the official valid standard
Monday 09 August 1999
Last update
Monday 09 August 1999
En français, cette race se dit
Chien courant de Halden
Diese Norm ist in deutscher Sprache sichtbar
Halden Bracke
En español, esta raza se dice
Sabueso Halden
In het Nederlands, wordt dit ras gezegd
Haldenstøver

Usage

Scenthound.

General appearance

Rectangular build, proud, strong, but not heavy.

Head

Cranial region

Head
Clean, of medium size and well balanced.
Skull
Slightly domed seen from the front and from the side, the occipital protuberance scarcely perceptible. 
Stop
Not abrupt.

Facial region

Nose
Black with open nostrils.
Muzzle
Not too short, bridge of nose straight.
Lips
Not too pendulous.
Jaws and teeth
Scissor bite. Complete dentition.
Cheeks
Relatively flat.
Eyes
Dark brown, medium-sized, tranquil expression.
Ears
Set neither too high nor too low; should reach to the middle of the muzzle when pulled forward.

Neck

Rather long, strong, clean and without any dewlap.

Body

Topline
Straight.
Back
Strong.
Loin
Broad and muscular.
Croup
Slightly sloping.
Chest
Deep, with well-sprung ribs, but not barrel-shaped. The back ribs should be particularly well developed.
Underline and belly
Very slightly tucked up.

Tail

Set-on neither too high nor too low, rather thick, reaching approximately to the hocks. Carried rather low.

Limbs

Forequarters

Generality
Legs straight and lean with strong bone.
Shoulders
Shoulder blade long and oblique, muscular. Tips not protruding over topline.
Forearm
Straight and lean.
Pastern
Slightly sloping.
Forefeet
Oval in shape, well arched, preferably well-knit, well covered with hair between the toes.

Hindquarters

Upper thigh
Broad and muscular.
Lower thigh
Long.
Stifle
Well angulated.
Hock
Lean and broad, turned neither in nor out. Well angulated.
Hind feet
Oval in shape, well arched, preferably close together, well covered with hair between the toes. Dewclaws acceptable, but not desirable.

Gait and movement

Light, covering ground, parallel.

Coat

Hair
Harsh, very dense and straight with dense undercoat.
Colour
White with black patches, tan shadings on head and legs and sometimes between the white and the black patches. Black must not predominate, small black or tan spots are regarded as mismarked.

Size and weight

Height at withers
Males 52-60 cm, ideal 56 cm. Females 50-58 cm, ideal 54 cm.

Faults

• Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and its ability to perform its traditional work.
• Faults listed should be in degree of seriousness.

Disqualifying faults

 Aggressive or overly shy dogs.

NB :

• Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
• The above mentioned faults when occurring to a highly marked degree or frequently are disqualifying.
• Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
• Only functionally and clinically healthy dogs, with breed typical conformation should be used for breeding.

Bibliography

http://www.fci.be/

 

Additional information from visitors

By crossing their local hunting dogs with the imported English Foxhound, the hunters in the Halden region of southern Norway created an exceptinal hare hound, used as a single hunter, rather than in packs. Dedicated selection of best specimens followed and by the middle of the 20th century type and standard were fully established. However, the Haldenstovare remains rare outside its native country. Sweet-natured, calm and friendly, this breed makes an excellent family pet, although it requires early socialization and proper handling. The Halden Hound is a healthy and agile dog, but needs protection from the cold. The coat is short, smooth and flat, always white with black and tan patches. Average height is around 23 inches.

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