Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Norwegian Hound

(Dunker)

Dunker


ORIGIN

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FCI
Norway.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
04.04.2016.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Scenthound.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 6Scent hounds and related breeds
Section 1.2Scenthounds, Medium-sized Hounds
With working trial

UKC
Scenthound

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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UKC
The Dunker originated in Norway. The Dunker was recognized by the United Kennel Club January 1, 1996.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Medium sized, distinctly rectangular, powerfully built, but should not appear heavy. Should convey the impression of endurance.
UKC
Medium sized, short haired, rectangular shaped scenthound that should appear powerfully built, but not heavy or cumbersome.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI
Depth of brisket approximately half the height at withers.

HEAD

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FCI
Head not to be carried highly. Clean and noble with good length and parallel lines, not wedge-shaped.
UKC
The head is clean and noble. It is long, with parallel planes of the skull and muzzle. It is not wedge shaped. The head is to be carried fairly low.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Slightly domed, prominent occiput. Provided the muzzle is long and well developed, a somewhat powerful skull is permissible, in males in particular, if the head does not lose its parallel planes.
UKC
Slightly domed, with a prominent occiput. The stop is defined, but not steep or abrupt. The cheeks are clean.

Stop

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FCI
Defined, but not deep or abrupt.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black. Wide nostrils.
UKC
The nose is black, with wide nostrils.

Muzzle

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FCI
Rather long than short, squarely cut. Straight and evenly broad nasal bridge.
UKC
The muzzle is rather long and square cut. The nasal bridge is straight and broad.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Scissor bite. Complete dentition.
UKC
The Dunker has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Cheeks

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FCI
Clean cheeks without prominent cheek bones.

Eyes

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FCI
Dark. Round in appearance. Rather large, but not protruding. Bright and expressive with a calm and earnest expression. Eyelids close fitting. Wall eyes are permitted in blue marbled (dappeld) dogs.
UKC
Rather large and round, but not protruding, the eyes are dark in color.

Ears

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FCI
Medium high set, rather low than high. Smooth, moderately wide, tapering, rounded at the end. Flat without folds. Hanging close to head. Long enough to extend half-way along the muzzle when pulled forward.
UKC
The ears are set rather low. They are wide and flat, hanging close to the head. They should reach to the middle of the muzzle when pulled forward.

NECK

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FCI
Fairly long, without noticeable throatiness.
UKC
Rather long, with no throatiness.

BODY

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UKC
The chest is capacious, and the ribs are well sprung. The back ribs especially should be well developed and long. The topline is level and the back is straight, firm and not too long. The loin is broad and muscular but not arched. The croup is slightly sloping. There is a slight tuck up.

Topline

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FCI
Level.

Back

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FCI
Straight, firm and not too long.

Loin

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FCI
Broad and muscular, not roached.

Croup

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FCI
Slightly sloping, muscular, not too short.

Chest

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FCI
Capacious chest with well sprung ribs; the back ribs should be particularly well developed, making the brisket appear long.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Slightly tucked up.

TAIL

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FCI
Set on level with the topline. Thick at the root, tapering towards the end. The tail should be straight and carried in a slight upward curve, reaching to the hock or slightly below.
UKC
Set on level with the topline, the tail is strong at the root and tapers towards the end. It should be straight and be carried in a slight upward curve. At rest the tail should reach to the hock.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Strong, dry and sinewy forelegs.
UKC
The shoulder blades are muscular, long and sloping, meeting closely at the tips. They are well angulated with the upper arms.

Shoulder

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FCI
Muscular, long and sloping shoulder blades, lying close to the chest, closely set together at the top. Well angulated shoulder and elbow joints.

FORELEGS

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UKC
The legs are straight, strong and sinewy. The distance from the elbow to the ground is one half the height at the withers. The pasterns are slightly sloping.

Forearm

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FCI
Straight.

Pastern

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FCI
Slightly sloping.

FEET

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UKC
Arched and well knit, with firm pads. They should be well covered with hair between the toes. The feet should point straight ahead.

Forefeet

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FCI
Arched and well-knit feet, well covered with hair between the toes. Firm pads. The feet should point straight forward.

Hind feet

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FCI
Arched and well-knit, well covered with hair between the toes. Firm pads. The feet should point straight forward.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Well angulated. Stand parallel, not crouched nor cow-hocked. Dewclaws should be removed.
UKC
The hindquarters are well angulated.

Thigh

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FCI
Broad.

Stifle

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FCI
Well angulated.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The thighs are broad, and the stifle is well angulated. The hocks are dry, broad and low set.

Lower thigh

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FCI
Broad.

Hock

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FCI
Dry and low set, broad seen from the side.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Free movement, covering ground. Parallel from behind, not crouched nor cow-hocked.
UKC
Free and ground covering, parallel from behind. Never crouched or cow hocked.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Straight, hard, dense and not too short coat. The back of the thighs and the tail may be somewhat more heavily coated, provided the coat is otherwise particularly good.
UKC
Straight, hard, dense and not too short.

COLOUR

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FCI
Black or blue marbled (dappled) with pale fawn and white markings. Warm brown or predominant black reaching from the muzzle and beyond the hock joint with so called black mask is less desirable. Overmarked white where the white colour reaches out on the shoulders, on the underside of the belly and on legs (socks) is accepted as correct marking.
UKC
Black or blue marbled (dappled), with pale fawn and white markings. Warm brown or predominant black reaching from the muzzle and beyond the hock joint with so-called black mask is less desirable. Over-marked white where the white colour reaches out on the shoulders, on the underside of the belly and on legs (socks) is accepted as correct marking.

SIZE

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UKC
Height at the withers for males is 19.5 to 21.5. For females, it is 18.5 to 20.5.

Height at withers

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FCI

Dogs 50 - 55 cm, ideally 53 cm.
Bitches 47 - 53 cm, ideally 50 cm.

FAULTS

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FCI

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.
  • Colour Should the white colour reach the saddle on black/pale fawns, or white spots in the dappled colour, the prize must be lower according to the amount of white.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Aggressiveness.
  • Predominantly white colour (50% or more).
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC

Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Body color that is more than 50% white.
Color: Body color that is more than 50% white.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.