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    History & Overview

    The Hygen Hound, known in its native Norway as Hygenhund, is a medium-sized, solid and compact scenthound. This excellent hunting dog was named after Hygen, the man who developed the breed in the 19th century by crossing the German Hölsteiner Hound with other scenthounds. The breed was then crossed with the more lightweight Norwegian Hound. The Hygen Hound is rare outside his native country.

    Roles

    This lively breed with great stamina is a distance runner. He can follow a trail to find wounded game. He hunts all sorts of quarry on all kinds of terrain in all types of weather.

    Utilization

    A fine watchdog, he is also a good companion.

    Video Credits: Rolf Hestetræet

    References:

    • FCI-Standard # 266/09.08.1999/GB
    • Image Credits: Wag!

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