A Hygenhund is a Norwegian breed of dog Norwegian breeder Hygen created this (his) hound in the late 19th century from various other hound breeds. The Hygenhund as an endurance hunter who can go over the arctic grounds for a long period of time without fatigue. Height: (Approx. ) 19-24 In. Group: Hound Weight: (Approx. ) 44-55 Lbs.