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Dunker
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Other names Norwegian Hound
Country of origin Norway
Traits
Notes
The UKC does not have an official breed standard.:

A Dunker is a breed of dog also known as the Norwegian Hound. It was bred by Wilhelm Dunker by crossing a Russian Harlequin Hound with dependable Norwegian scent hounds.

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Description

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Appearance

Head: Is Elongated, but not wedge shaped and a moderate stop.

Eyes: Fairly large and dark in color and a tranquil expression.

Ears: Long, thin, soft, flat ears, rounded at tips, and carried close to head. Muzzle: Long and narrow.

Nose: Black and self-colored according to coat. Bite: Usually level. Neck: Long and clean.

Topline: Level.

Chest: Deep and well rounded. Belly is not tucked up.

Body: Back is straight and strong, with broad and muscular loins, it has marbled saddle markings on the coat.

Legs: Are Angulated, and well set. Above hocks are robustly boned.

Feet: Compact, with close toes.

Tail: Strong, but never curled.

Movement: Good reach, with well balanced movement.

Temperament: Energetic, free-spirited, with good movement.

Pelt color: Color is black or blue marbled saddle; with pale fawn and white markings. Warm brown or black is less desirable, but acceptable.

Weight: Around 35-49 lb. (16-22 kg)

Height: Around 18 1/2-22 1/2 in. (47-57 cm)

The Dunker has round, tipped, smooth ears and sloping shoulders. It also has a reasonably long muzzle and a thick coat.

Temperament

This is quite a friendly and relaxed breed. It will provide these traits only to owners who will offer lots of activity.

Health

Occasionally, cases of hip dysplasia can occur.

History

The breed is named after the Norwegian Wilhelm Dunker who bred this dog for hunting hares, at the beginning of the 19th century. To create the Dunker, Norwegian breeder, Wilhelm Dunker, crossed a Russian Harlequin Hound with reliable scent hounds, producing a dog that could hunt rabbits by scent, rather than sight, which is very helpful. It has yet to become popular outside of its homeland.

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
dunker

Plural
dunkers

dunker (plural dunkers)

  1. One of a religious denomination whose tenets and practices are mainly those of the Baptists, but partly those of the Quakers.
  2. Someone who dunks.

Verb

Infinitive
to dunker

Third person singular
dunkers

Simple past
dunkered

Past participle
dunkered

Present participle
dunkering

to dunker (third-person singular simple present dunkers, present participle dunkering, simple past and past participle dunkered)

  1. (slang, Internet) To inflict unsparing, harsh, or strict punishment in return for (injury or insult). To seek or take harsh vengeance for any wrong.

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