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Gammel Dansk Honsehund

History

The Gammel Dansk Hønsehund is an ancient Danish dog breed that has been around for over 200 years. The breed originated from a cross between local Danish dogs and English Pointers and Setters. The dogs were originally bred for hunting wild birds, especially pheasants and partridges.

During World War II, the breed almost became extinct, but thanks to the efforts of a number of dedicated breeders, the breed was revived in the 1950s. Today, the Gammel Dansk Hønsehund is still a beloved breed in Denmark, but it is rarely seen outside of Scandinavia.

Character

The Gammel Dansk Hønsehund is known for its friendly, balanced and intelligent nature. These dogs are loyal and devoted to their family, but can sometimes be a little reserved with strangers.

Since the breed was naturally bred for hunting, Gammel Dansk Hønsehunden have a lot of energy and need regular exercise. They are smart and have a strong prey drive so it is important to train them and control their hunting instinct.

Health

In general, the Gammel Dansk Hønsehund is a healthy breed with a life expectancy of about 12 years. As with many dog ​​breeds, there are some health issues that the breed can face, including hip dysplasia and eye problems.

It's important to make sure your Gammel Dansk Hønsehund is regularly checked by a vet and receives proper preventive care such as vaccinations and worming.

Care

The Gammel Dansk Hønsehund has a short, thick coat that does not require much grooming. It is important to brush their coat regularly to remove loose hair and keep their skin and coat healthy.

Because this breed has a lot of energy, they need regular exercise. They are happy when they get a good walk, and a play session in the garden can also help to release their energy. It's important to make sure your Gammel Dansk Hønsehund gets enough exercise to maintain their health and well-being.

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