Hygenhund - Pawsource



The Hygenhund is named after its breeder, the Norwegian hunter and breeder, Hygen. The breed was developed in the 1800s by Hygen and some other breeders by crossing several gun dog breeds, including the Beagle, Harrier, Foxhound and some Scandinavian breeds.

The aim was to breed a dog that would be good at hunting small game, such as rabbits and hares, in the Norwegian forests. The Hygenhund quickly became popular with hunters and is known for its stamina, intelligence and determination when hunting.


The Hygenhund is a very active dog that loves to exercise and be outdoors. He is energetic and intelligent and needs a lot of mental and physical stimulation to be happy. This breed is also very social and enjoys the company of both people and other dogs. It is a loyal dog that protects and defends its family.

Because of its hunting dog heritage, the Hygenhund was bred to work independently and make decisions on the hunt. Because of this, it can be stubborn at times, but with proper training and socialization, it can be a great family dog.


In general, the Hygenhund is a healthy breed with a life expectancy of about 12 years. However, as with any breed, certain health issues can occur, including hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and ear infections.

It is important to have the Hygenhund checked regularly by a veterinarian and to give the necessary vaccinations and preventive treatments.


The Hygenhund's coat is short and dense and requires little grooming. It is sufficient to brush the dog regularly to remove loose hair and keep the coat shiny. The ears should also be cleaned regularly to prevent ear infections.

The Hygenhund is an active dog that needs regular exercise and mental stimulation. It is important to walk the dog sufficiently and give it the opportunity to run and play. It is also important to train and socialize the dog to get an obedient and well-adjusted housemate.

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