Halden hound is a rectangular build, proud, strong, but not heavy.
FCI-Standard N° 267 / 09. 08. 1999 / GB
TRANSLATION : Norsk Kennel Klub.
ORIGIN : Norway.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 09.08.1999.
UTILIZATION : Scenthound.
CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group 6 Scenthounds and related breeds.
Section 1.2 Medium-sized Hounds.
With working trial.
GENERAL APPEARANCE : Rectangular build, proud, strong, but not heavy.
HEAD : Clean, of medium size and well balanced.
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Slightly domed seen from the front and from the side, the occipital protuberance scarcely perceptible.
Stop : Not abrupt.
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Black with open nostrils.
Muzzle : Not too short, bridge of nose straight.
Lips : Not too pendulous.
Jaws/Teeth : Scissor bite. Complete dentition.
Cheeks : Relatively flat.
Eyes : Dark brown, medium-sized, tranquil expression.
Leathers : Set neither too high nor too low; should reach to the middle of the muzzle when pulled forward.
NECK : Rather long, strong, clean and without any dewlap.
Topline : Straight.
Back : Strong.
Loin : Broad and muscular.
Croup :Slightly sloping.
Chest : Deep, with well-sprung ribs, but not barrel-shaped. The back ribs should be particularly well developed.
Belly : Very slightly tucked up.
TAIL : Set-on neither too high nor too low, rather thick, reaching approximately to the hocks. Carried rather low.
General appearance : Legs straight and lean with strong bone.
Shoulders : Shoulder blade long and oblique, muscular. Tips not protruding over topline.
Forearm : Straight and lean.
Pasterns : Slightly sloping.
Forefeet : Oval in shape, well arched, preferably well-knit, well covered with hair between the toes.
Upper thigh : Broad and muscular.
Stifles : Well angulated.
Lower thigh : Long.
Hocks : Lean and broad, turned neither in nor out. Well angulated.
Hind feet : Oval in shape, well arched, preferably close together, well covered with hair between the toes. Dewclaws acceptable, but not desirable.
GAIT / MOVEMENT : Light, covering ground, parallel.
HAIR : Harsh, very dense and straight with dense undercoat.
COLOUR : White with black patches, tan shadings on head and legs and sometimes between the white and the black patches. Black must not predominate, small black or tan spots are regarded as mismarked.
Height at withers : Males 52-60 cm, ideal 56 cm.
Females 50-58 cm, ideal 54 cm.
FAULTS : Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.
ELIMINATING FAULTS :
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.