Dunker Information & Dog Breed Facts
Collection of all the general dog breed info about Dunker so you can get to know the breed more.
Other Names |
What other names does the Dunker have? The dog breed also known as...
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
AKC Group |
Is Dunker recognized by the American Kennel Club?
|Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.|
FCI Group |
Is Dunker recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
|Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.|
How much does the Dunker puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Dunker price:
If you choose to purchase the Dunker, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Dunker for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Dunker gets to a happy place.
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Dunker size:
How much does the Dunker weigh? Dunker weight:
|25–39 pounds (11–18 kg)|
Avg. Weight |
What is the average weight of the Dunker? Dunker average weight:
|25–39 pounds (11–18 kg)|
How tall is the Dunker? Dunker height:
|Male: 20–22 inches (50–55 cm), Female: 19–21 inches (47–53 cm)|
Avg. Height |
What is the average height of this fido? Dunker average height:
|Male: 20–22 inches (50–55 cm), Female: 19–21 inches (47–53 cm)|
Coat / Hair Types |
What type of coat does the Dunker have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Dunker's coat?
How to groom the Dunker and how often?
Easy to groom: The Dunker doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Dunker is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level |
How much do Dunker dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Norwegian Hound? Dunker shedding level:
Dunkers are heavy shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Be prepared for the daily vacuum cleaning. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency |
How often does the Dunker need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Dunker every day?
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.
What kind of personality does the Dunker have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Dunker? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: Dunker is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Are Dunker dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Dunkers are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
How playful is this breed?
The Dunker is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive are they? Dunker sensitivity:
Dunkers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level |
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Dunkers are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs |
How much social interaction does the Norwegian Hound need? Dunker social needs:
Dunkers are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Do Dunker dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Norwegian Hound bark?
Average to high: The Dunker is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability |
Is Dunker good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Dunkers are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Dunkers will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial |
Do Dunker dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Dunkers strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential |
Do Dunker bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Norwegian Hound? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Dunker? Why do dog bites happen?
The Dunker has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force |
Does the Dunker has a hard bite?
|Between 200 and 400 PSI|
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI. The Dunker, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained. However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Dunker do?
Dunkers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Dunkers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam |
How likely is the Dunker to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Dunker roam?
Dunkers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive |
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Dunker have high prey drive?
Dunkers have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Dunker dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly |
Is Dunker good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Dunker kutyafajtát. Kertben érzi magát a legjobban, ha mégis lakásban szeretnéd tartani, akkor napi szinten hosszabb sétákkal alaposan le kell mozgatni, így a napi rutinok beiktatásával megoldható Dunker tartása lakásban.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Dunkers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone |
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Dunkers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog |
Where Dunker dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
|Not really |
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Dunker temperament with other people:
Dunkers are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly |
Are Dunker dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Dunker temperament with children:
Dunkers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly |
How well do Dunker dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Dunkers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly |
Is Dunker good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Dunker dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Dunkers are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Dunker can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Dunker breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Dunkers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Dunker be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
|Not really |
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Dunker is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog |
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Dunker be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Dunker be an emotional support animal?
|Not really |
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Dunker is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog |
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Dunker be a sniffer dog?
|Not really |
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Dunker is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Office Friendly |
Are Dunkers good office dogs? Do Dunkers make good office friendly dogs? Can Dunkers be office dogs?
Dunker is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) |
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Dunker be a search and rescue dog?
|Not really |
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Dunker is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Senior Citizens Friendly |
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Dunker dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Norwegian Hound temperament with senior people? Are Dunker dogs good for elderly owners?
Dunkers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Boat Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Dunker be a boat dog?
|Not really |
Dunker breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly |
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Dunker dogs get along with other pets? Are Dunker dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Dunkers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog |
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Dunker be a drafting dog?
|Not really |
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Dunker is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Dunker dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Dunkers are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Veterinarian Visits |
How often does the Dunker breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Dunker see the vet?
The Dunker should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy |
How long do Dunker dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Dunker be? What is the age limit of the Dunker? How many years can the oldest Dunker live?
Is the Dunker breed hypoallergenic?
Dunkers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level |
How much energy does the Dunker have? What is the activity level of the Dunker?
Dunkers are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need |
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Dunker dogs require per day?
Dunkers need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need |
How much sleep does this fido need?
Dunkers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption |
How much food does the Dunker need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
|1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.|
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity |
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Dunker risk for obesity:
Average. The Dunker has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Dunker's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
|Prefers average to cold weather conditions|
The Dunker can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Dunker has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency |
Does the Dunker drool?
The Dunker is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Gestation Length |
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
Reproductive cycle of the female Dunker: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
|Litter Frequency||Once a year.|
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size |
How many puppies can the Dunker have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
Dunker Pros & Cons
- Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Dunker is an excellent dog breed.
- Health Issues: Dunkers are commonly healthy dogs.
- Grooming: Easy to groom: The Dunker doesn't require a lot of grooming.
- Watchdog Ability: Dunkers are good watchdogs.
- Adaptability: Dunkers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
- Child Friendly: Dunkers are kid-friendly dogs.
- Cat Friendly: Dunkers are cat-friendly dogs.
- Dog Friendly: Dunkers are dog-friendly dogs.
- Senior Citizens Friendly: Dunkers are usually recommended for elderly people.
- Good For First Time Owners: Dunkers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
- Hypoallergenic: Dunkers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
- Apartment Friendly: Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Dunker kutyafajtát.
- Shedding Level: Dunkers are heavy shedders.
- Mouthiness: Dunkers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
- Impulse to Wander or Roam: Dunkers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
- Tolerates Being Left Alone: Dunkers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
- Office Friendly: Dunker is not the best dog breed for office environment.