Halden Hound

Halden Hound is a medium-sized hunting dog originating from Norway. These dogs got their name after a town in Norway – Halden. They look very similar to American foxhounds but they are smaller dogs. This is a scent hound that was originally bred to hunt Norwegian hares. Halden Hound has great speed and stamina that was very useful while hunting. Besides their working abilities, Halden Hound can also be great family dogs. This is an independent breed and because of that, it is not recommended for first-time owners.

Halden Hound Height


19-24 in (50-60 cm)

Halden Hound Weight


39-55 lb (18-25 kg)

Halden Hound Origin



Halden Hound Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy:

11-13 years

Dog Breed Characteristics

Energy Level
Grooming Needs
Exercise Needs
Kid Friendly
Dog Friendly
General Health


Halden Hounds have a harsh, dense, and straight outer coat and a dense undercoat. Regular brushing is required for Halden Hound to keep them looking good. Their main color is white with black patches, tan shadings on the head and legs.

You will also have to check their ears regularly for any signs of infections (bad odor, redness, etc.). You can wipe their ears with the cotton ball dipped into an ear cleaner. Halden Hounds teeth should be brushed weekly to remove tartar build-up and to secure fresh breath and healthy gums. Their nails should be trimmed when you hear their nails clicking on the floor.


This is a high-energy dog that requires daily activity to spend his energy. Halden Hound will enjoy all the fun activities such as long walks, hiking, canine sports, or just playing with his owner. To make this dog happy, you will have to devote your time to playing sessions if you don't want him to develop behavior problems. In fact, they will become bored and destructive if they don't spend all their energy outside.


Since this is a hunting dog breed early socialization is a must. From the moment you bring your Halden Hound home start the socialization process. That way you can be sure that your dog will develop into a well-behaved dog with whom you will not have any problems later in life.

The best thing you can do is to expose your dog to many different situations, people, dogs, animals and sounds so they can learn how to properly react. You can even socialize your dog at home: dress differently, act differently so that your dog can’t recognize you right away.

Halden Hound and kids

As a pet, the Halden Hound can be wonderful. They get along great with all family members and love spending time with them. Especially they love kids and they can be great playing partners for them.

No matter how good your dog is you should never let them play without supervision, so any unwanted behavior would emerge (nipping, tail pulling, etc.)

Halden Hound and other animals

These dogs can get along well with other dogs and can enjoy their company. However, every dog, no matter what breed they are, should be socialized and properly introduced to other pets. Take your time and even if your dog doesn’t react well on your first try doesn’t mean they won’t get along.


Halden Hounds have a life expectancy of 11-13 years. They are generally healthy dogs but they can be prone to some health problems. These problems include:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Ear infections

To be sure that your dog will not develop any inherited diseases we advise you to only buy it from a responsible and official dog breeder. Those breeders regularly perform various health tests on their breeding dogs so they can be sure that their puppies will not develop inherited problems.

Halden Hound breeders

Halden Hound is not a very popular dog across the world so you must be patient if you want to get this dog. When trying to find Halden Hound breeders take your time and explore all your options. We advise you only to search and contact official and responsible dog breeders because if you do so you can be sure that your future puppy will have the best possible start in life  - good and responsible breeders take good care of their dogs and provide them with everything they need.

Halden Hound can mostly be found in their native land so you must be prepared that you will have to wait for your puppy a bit longer.

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Updated at17.05.2021.