USD $500-$700 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs


Cross Breed

Breed Type



10-12 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 385
Origin Norway
Other Names Norwegian Hound
Breed Type Cross Breed
Price (Avg.) USD $500-$700
How much does it cost to buy a Dunker?
Dunker are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $500 to $700 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Dunkers can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Medium
Weight 25–39 pounds (11–18 kg)
Height Male: 20–22 inches (50–55 cm),
Female: 19–21 inches (47–53 cm)
Lifespan 10-12 years
Recognized by FCI
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Purpose Hunting, Companion
Date of Origin 19th Century
Ancestry Norwegian Scent Hounds, Russian Harlequin Hound

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Dense, Hard, Straight
Coat Colors Black, Blue, Brown, Merle, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Amber, Blue, Brown, Hazel
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Blue, Fawn, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Nail Clipper, Pin Brush
Brushing Frequency Daily

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Calm, Energetic, Friendly, Spirited
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners Yes
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 14 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 2.5 cups
Daily Cost $1.00 - $1.50
Monthly Cost $30.00 - $45.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Dunker have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 3-5 puppies (Once a year.)


The Dunker dog is a medium-sized breed of hunting dog that originated in Norway. It is a strong and agile breed with an athletic build, and its coat is short and dense. The Dunker has a distinctive appearance, with its long muzzle, large ears, and deep chest. Its eyes are dark brown or black in color, and its tail is usually docked to about half its original length.

The average lifespan of the Dunker dog is between 10 to 12 years. It typically weighs between 30 to 40 pounds (14 to 18 kg) and stands at around 20 inches (51 cm) tall at the shoulder. The most common colors for this breed are black or tan with white markings on the chest, feet, muzzle, and tail tip.

The Dunker dog has an even-tempered personality that makes it an ideal companion for active families or individuals who enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking or running. This breed loves being around people and enjoys playing fetch or going on walks with its owners. They are also very loyal dogs that form strong bonds with their owners over time.

Dunkers are friendly towards other dogs as well as children when properly socialized from a young age; however they can be wary of strangers if not properly socialized early on in life. They also get along well with other animals such as cats if raised together from puppyhood; however they may chase smaller animals due to their natural instinct to hunt small prey such as rabbits or squirrels when outdoors off-leash.

The temperament of the Dunker dog is generally calm but alert; they make excellent watchdogs due to their alertness but do not bark excessively unless provoked by something unusual in their environment such as strange noises or unfamiliar people entering their home territory uninvitedly.

In terms of health issues, Dunkers tend to be relatively healthy overall; however some may suffer from hip dysplasia which can cause lameness in one or both hind legs if left untreated by a veterinarian over time so regular checkups should be done regularly throughout your pet’s life span just like any other breed of dog would require for optimal health maintenance purposes .

When it comes to adaptability levels , Dunkers do quite well living indoors provided they receive enough exercise each day either through walks , runs , hikes , etc . They also do quite well living outdoors provided they have access to shelter from extreme weather conditions . As far as benefits go , Dunkers make great family pets due to their even temperaments ; plus they’re intelligent enough that you can teach them basic commands like sit , stay , come here etc . All in all these dogs make great companions for those looking for an active yet loyal pet !


The Dunker dog is a breed of dog that was once on the brink of extinction. The breed is thought to have originated in Norway, and was brought to the United States in the early 1900s. The breed nearly became extinct in the 1970s, but has since made a comeback and is now recognized by the American Kennel Club.

The Dunker dog is a descendant of the Norwegian Lundehund, which is thought to be one of the oldest breeds of dogs. The Lundehund was used for hunting puffins, and was known for its ability to climb cliffs and enter tight spaces. The breed nearly became extinct in the 1800s due to a decline in puffin populations.

The Dunker dog was brought to the United States by immigrants from Norway. The breed was used for hunting rabbits and other small game. The breed nearly became extinct in the 1970s due to a decline in popularity. However, the breed has since made a comeback and is now recognized by the American Kennel Club.