Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Halden Hound

(Haldenstøvar)

Halden Hound

(Haldenstover)


ORIGIN

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FCI
Norway.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
09.08.1999.

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

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Norsk Kennel Klub.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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UKC
The Haldenstover originated in Norway. The Haldenstover was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Rectangular build, proud, strong, but not heavy.
UKC
A slightly rectangular dog, strong but not heavy, with a proud appearance.

HEAD

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FCI
Clean, of medium size and well balanced.
UKC
The medium sized head is clean and well balanced.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Slightly domed seen from the front and from the side, the occipital protuberance scarcely perceptible.
UKC
The skull is slightly domed. The occiput is not prominent. The stop is not abrupt.

Stop

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FCI
Not abrupt.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black with open nostrils.
UKC
The nose is black, with open nostrils.

Muzzle

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FCI
Not too short, bridge of nose straight.
UKC
The muzzle is fairly long, with a straight nasal bridge. The lips cover the lower jaw but are not pendulous. The cheeks are relatively flat.

Lips

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FCI
Not too pendulous.

Jaws/Teeth

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

Cheeks

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FCI
Relatively flat.

Eyes

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FCI
Dark brown, medium-sized, tranquil expression.
UKC
The dark brown eyes are medium in size, and have a tranquil expression.

Ears

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UKC
Set neither too high nor too low, the ears should reach the middle of the muzzle when pulled forward.

Leathers

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FCI
Set neither too high nor too low; should reach to the middle of the muzzle when pulled forward.

NECK

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FCI
Rather long, strong, clean and without any dewlap.
UKC
The neck is rather long, strong, and clean.

BODY

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UKC
The chest is deep, with well sprung, but not barrel shaped, ribs. The back ribs, especially, should be well developed. The back is strong, and the topline is straight. The loin is broad and muscular, and the croup is slightly sloping. There is a very slight tuck up.

Topline

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FCI
Straight.

Back

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FCI
Strong.

Loin

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FCI
Broad and muscular.

Croup

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FCI
Slightly sloping.

Chest

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FCI
Deep, with well-sprung ribs, but not barrel-shaped. The back ribs should be particularly well developed.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Very slightly tucked up.

TAIL

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FCI
Set-on neither too high nor too low, rather thick, reaching approximately to the hocks. Carried rather low.
UKC
The tail is set on the line of the croup. It is rather thick at the base, and long enough to reach the hock. It is carried somewhat low.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Legs straight and lean with strong bone.
UKC
The shoulder blades and long and oblique, with strong muscles.

Shoulder

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FCI
Shoulder blade long and oblique, muscular. Tips not protruding over topline.

FORELEGS

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UKC
The legs are straight and lean, with strong bone. The pasterns are slightly sloping.

Forearm

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FCI
Straight and lean.

Pastern

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FCI
Slightly sloping.

FEET

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UKC
The feet are oval, well arched, and close knit.

Forefeet

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FCI
Oval in shape, well arched, preferably well-knit, well covered with hair between the toes.

Hind feet

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FCI
Oval in shape, well arched, preferably close together, well covered with hair between the toes. Dewclaws acceptable, but not desirable.

HINDQUARTERS

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UKC
The upper thigh is broad and muscular. The stifles are well angulated, and the lower thigh is long. The hocks are lean, broad and well angulated.

Thigh

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FCI
Broad and muscular.

Stifle

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FCI
Well angulated.

Lower thigh

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FCI
Long.

Hock

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FCI
Lean and broad, turned neither in nor out. Well angulated.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Light, covering ground, parallel.
UKC
Light, ground covering, and parallel.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Harsh, very dense and straight with dense undercoat.
UKC
Short, harsh, dense and straight, with undercoat.

COLOUR

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FCI
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.
UKC
White, with black patches, and tan shading on the head and legs and sometimes between the white and the black patches. Black must not predominate. Small black or tan spots are regarded as mismarks.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI

Males 52-60 cm, ideal 56 cm.
Females 50-58 cm, ideal 54 cm.
UKC
Height at the withers for males is 20.5 to 23.5 inches. For females, it is 19.5 to 22.5 inches.

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.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Aggressiveness.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC
Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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