Hygen Hound

Other names : Hygenhund, Hygen Dog

Photo: adult dog of Hygen Hound breed
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Life expectancy

The Hygen Hound has a life expectancy of between 11 and 13 years




Adult size

Female Between 19 and 22 in
Male Between 20 and 23 in

Adult weight

Female Between 44 and 55 lb
Male Between 44 and 55 lb
Coat colour
Black Brown Red
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Hygen Hound costs between £600 and £800

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More details about the Hygen Hound

Hygen Hound: Origins and history

This Norwegian hound was developed during the 19th century. A Norwegian breeder, Mr. Hygen, was responsible for breeding the first dogs of this variety; a hunting dog with great determination and stamina to pursue prey through the harsh Arctic regions. His first scent hounds, the Holsteiner Hounds, were bred with Scandinavian Hounds, to produce the resulting Hygenhunds who were more compact and lighter. Even today, the breed is very rare outside of Norway. 

FCI classification of the Hygen Hound

  • Group 6 - Scent hounds and related breeds

  • Section 1 : Scent hounds

Training a Hygen Hound

Usually very obedient, the Hygenhund will be loyal and respond to your training techniques, providing you use positive training methods. Once this dog understands a command, he will remember it. 

Hygen Hound: Purchase price

The initial purchase price for a Hygenhund puppy is between £600 to £800. In addition, monthly costs to maintain one of these dogs will be between £100 to £120 for food, vet bills, and pet insurance

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