|FCI Standard No. 267|
Haldenbracke, Haldenlaufhund, Halden-Stövare
Males: 52–60 cm, ideally 56 cm.
|List of domestic dogs|
Origin and history
It was first mentioned around 1895 by Beckmann, who called the Halden the only Norwegian hound, other names were Norsk Stöfvae, Hare or Rävehund. How the further development to the Halden took place can no longer be found out; English Foxhound were probably crossed with it. What is certain is that pure breeding began in Halden in southern Norway . Only recognized around 1950, the breed was on the verge of extinction. Thanks to the laborious breeding work of a few enthusiasts, he can now be seen more often again.