Finnish Spitz
Finlandia FCI 49 - Nordic Hunting Dogs

Finnish Spitz

It is a dog that can annoy the neighbors, because he barks a lot and with a particularly penetrating voice.

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This four-legged friend of the Finnish fox color with the typical terse character of the Spitz is a Nordic hunting dog, who has gathered a small but loyal following around the world. It is especially popular in its homeland, Finland. Below you can read interesting facts about the Finnish Spitz, which in Finnish is called “Suomenpystykorva“.

History

Finnish national dog

For centuries, the Finnish Spitz has been used as a hunting companion in northern and eastern Finland. In particular, has helped hunt small predators, moose and waterfowl, and later this dog became more and more specialized in grouse and black grouse: Scare these large birds into the surrounding treetops. Now him Finnish Spitz barks persistently until its two-legged partner is close enough to shoot prey.

Little is known about the exact development of the breed. However, the Finnish Spitz probably descended from dogs Spitz, who have been the everyday helpers of the people in Russia for more than 1.000 years. Towards the end of the 19th century, finnish Hugo Roos observed the original Spitz in northern Finland while hunting and recognized its extraordinary abilities. He advocated selective breeding and thus developed the modern Finnish Spitz – although the standard has been changed several times since then. In Russia, the four-legged friend is also known as the Karelo-Finnische Laika, but in 2006 the Finnish and Russian breeding associations agreed that the two names are the same breed. This means that Finland has been recognized as the breed's country of origin and is responsible for the standard.

From 1979 the Finnish Spitz has been the national dog of Finland.

Physical characteristics

Compact body, upright ears and a bushy tail curled over the back: The Finnish Spitz medium-sized is optically a typical Spitz and stands out especially for its red or golden brown fur. This consists of two layers: The soft, dense undercoat and the hard top coat. The undercoat is always a little lighter.

Males can reach a height at the withers of about 47 cm., the females some 42 cm.. Depending on its size, the dogs weigh between 10 and 15 kg.

Character and skills

If you want a stuffed dog that always strives for recognition from his two-legged friends, you are wrong with a Finnish Spitz. This independent and sovereign dog knows better than anyone where he is going, and therefore never fully subordinate. He is extremely intelligent and loves to learn, if you can teach him something new. Frequent repetitions quickly bore you, so your willingness to cooperate can decrease rapidly. He is brave and very keen to bark: one of its characteristics is a penetrating voice – More on this later. A Finnish Spitz can be used as a guard dog, but he needs to be connected to his human pack. He is friendly with his caregiver or family and enjoys spending time with children.

Attention: It is a very Barking Dog.

At this point we would like to point out a special characteristic of this dog, the bark of joy from Finnish Spitz. Please, consider it: In finland, with a population density of about 16 Inhabitants per square kilometer, the closest neighbor usually lives far away. Here the dog is not only known for its strong voice, but also positively emphasized and encouraged in the form of barking competitions.

This skill is extremely important for hunting, so that the dog can offer good guidance to the two-legged hunter who cannot move so easily through partially snowy forest. The Finnish Spitz they don't just bark, they also dominate different variations, from short sounds to a kind of song.

Many Finnish Spitz they can do up 160 sounds per minute. So if you are thinking about the arrival of such a dog, first you must inform yourself about his joy of barking. Even if you can control or reduce it, some Finnish Spitz will continue to bark more than most other dogs – this is simply in their genes. If you live in a rural area, you can use the Finnish Spitz as an excellent guardian of the house and the yard.

Activities with the Finnish Spitz

To the Finnish Spitz he loves the time he spends with his reference person, as well as being outside. Therefore, it's better to combine both as often as possible and take it for long, long walks. It is a wonderful companion on walks, if you keep him on a leash or have his hunting instinct under control. This last, However, it's a challenge with this breed, if recoverability is not trained from the beginning. Frequent repetitions are not fun for him Finnish Spitz, they are looking for a common activity that also trains their smart little head. The trace job, for example, it's a pleasure for him Finnish Spitz. In all sports activities, you must ensure that your partner does not overexert himself., so you stay motivated and injuries don't occur.

Finnish Spitz education

If you are thinking that a Finnish Spitz move in with you, You should already have some canine experience to guide this independent companion to the required basic obedience. Don't expect me to be completely subordinate to you, race is too independent for that. Be consistent with everything that is important to you, but leave the Finnish Spitz his own head (testaruda) elsewhere.

With a loving consistency and positive reinforcement you can train this dog well as a rule. Anyway, he is very intelligent and likes to learn new things – then it is also, as a result, cooperative. Use this for your training. With a young man Finnish Spitz it makes sense to visit the puppy school, to establish positive contacts with puppies of other breeds and to strengthen or develop your social streak. Also basic command training in a dog school can be very helpful with him – it's best if you find a dog school that already has experience with the idiosyncratic character of Spitz.

Robust health

The typical Finnish Spitz is a robust and weather resistant dog: the breed is considered to be hardly affected by specific inherited diseases. If you are thinking of acquiring a dog of this type, it is important that you buy it from reputable breeders, as these reduce the risk of genetic diseases through responsible breeding. An example would be the predisposition of some dogs to Hip Dysplasia or problems with the knee and elbow joints. Talk to the breeder in question about the health care of parental animals.

You can contribute greatly to the health of your dog yourself by providing a healthy diet and exercising appropriately for his age and level of training..

This breed of Spitz it is quite sensitive to heat due to its origin in the far north… The walks in winter, on the other hand, are to the taste of this four-legged friend. The breed reaches an average age of 12 a 13 years.

The Finnish Spitz diet

In addition, a balanced diet adapted to the needs of your four-legged friend is an important component for their health. Like all dogs, the Finnish Spitz requires a meat-based diet. Therefore, make sure meat is the first ingredient for the pet food you choose. The grain should not be included. This applies regardless of whether wet or dry food is chosen. With a pure diet of dry food, you should pay special attention to the fact that your quadruped gets enough liquid.

Water must always be freely available. After meals, their Finnish Spitz definitely must have time for a digestive nap, so it is better to feed after the joint excursions. Remember that treats must be added to the daily ration, otherwise your dog's slim waist will be in danger. It is also possible to bring dry food as a reward.

Dry chews, like cattle ears, satisfy your partner's chewing needs. Dental care treats or freeze-dried meat snacks especially for dogs are other sensible rewards that you can give your four-legged friend a tasty little treat with..

Care for the Finnish Spitz

Although caring for this dog's coat is quite easy, should not be careless, especially during coat change. In spring and autumn the Finnish Spitz usually has a lot of hair – help him get rid of dead hairs by brushing him regularly – preferably daily. This way you can prevent skin irritation, which can develop rapidly if too many hairs from the dense undercoat remain on the dog. Outside the coat change, just brush your partner once a week. During this grooming ritual, that you should already practice with your puppy, it is better that I also look in the ears, that you should clean with a dog ear cleaner if necessary. A brief claw check should also be performed at regular intervals – usually older quadrupeds or those that only walk on soft ground need support from you in the form of a pedicure. Here a dog gripper provides valuable services.

Does a Finnish Spitz suit me?

A dream home for a Finnish Spitz It is a large plot of land in the field to watch over her, including family connection. The breed is suitable for dog lovers with a great sense of independence, who like to move in nature with their partner and who can impart basic obedience to the stubbornness of their four-legged friend thanks to the skill, consistency and calm. It is not a city dog ​​and its barking of joy alone could make it unsuitable for keeping indoors, even if you can have a quiet Finnish Spitz as a roommate through lots of activity and patient training.

As a family dog ​​it is very suitable, provided you have the appropriate occupation and education. In addition, is patient and trusting with children with whom he usually has a good relationship – but make sure the four-legged friend can retreat if he feels like it. The Finnish Spitz not suitable for hot regions and also not a companion for a beach holiday – loves cooler climates, what is much better for him.

Talking about vacation: Before deciding on this dog, Please also consider that you should be well looked after in case of illness and on vacation. Preferably from someone who already knows you and is familiar with the characteristics of a Spitz. Of course, you can also take it on vacation with you, but before registering it in a hotel, you must be sure that you do not want to charm every hotel guest with your loud voice. Therefore, this type of trip is only possible with a very well bred Finnish Spitz.

Also consider in advance the one-time costs and especially the regular costs that you will have to pay when your new pet roommate moves in.: In addition to the basic equipment and purchase price of a dog from a reputable breeder, there may be considerable travel expenses for a puppy bought abroad. Once your Spitz lives with you, there will be high quality food costs, taxes and insurance for the dog and expenses for regular visits to the vet, including vaccinations and deworming.

Where can I find my Finnish Spitz?

Like many other races from the far north, the Finnish Spitz is a rarity in southern Scandinavia. In many countries not a single litter of Finnish Spitz in a year, so if you have fallen in love with this breed, you will usually have to travel long distances to get a puppy as a new member of the family. Contact the Nordic dog breed clubs, that can help you find a dog of this breed, which is especially popular in your home country, and possibly establish contacts with breeders in Scandinavia. If you adopt a puppy from abroad, there are some things you should consider… Get informed in time! Remember: It always makes sense to visit the puppy in the kennel to meet the parents and the circumstances in which the four-legged friends live.. If possible, you should also visit the breeder personally before deciding to buy a puppy from abroad. Here there is also the possibility of sniffing and asking questions without time pressure. After all, buying a puppy is a matter of trust.

If you want a Finnish Spitz adult as companion, there is little chance in most Central European countries of getting a matching dog – maybe you are considering a trip to Finland in the near future and find it there. Otherwise, Nordic dog breed clubs will help you in your search. Maybe a Nordic cross or another breed of Spitz can conquer your heart.

advice: Start looking for your new partner with watchful eyes and an open heart, because many hybrids of Spitz have similar characteristics.

Ratings of the Finnish Spitz

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Finnish Spitz” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Images of the Finnish Spitz

Spitz finlandes

Spitz finlandés by Pets Adviser from Brooklyn, USA / CC BY

Spitz finlandes

Spitz finlandés by Pets Adviser from Brooklyn, USA / CC BY

Finnish Spitz Videos

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 49
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs. Working trial only for the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway and Finland).
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.
    • AKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs
    • ANKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs
    • CKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs
    • ​KC – Nordic Hunting Dogs
    • NZKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs
    • UKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs

    FCI standard of the Finnish Spitz breed

    Finnish Spitz FCI Finnish Spitz FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Finnish Hunting Dog, Finnish Spets, Finsk Spets, Loulou Finois, suomalainen pystykorva, suomenpystykorva (English).
      2. Spitz finlandais (French).
      3. Karelo-Finnische Laika, Suomenpystykorva (German).
      4. Spitz finlandês (Portuguese).
      5. Loulou Finois, Suomalainen pystykorva, Finsk Spets (Spanish).

    Karelian Bear Dog
    Finlandia FCI 48 - Nordic Hunting Dogs

    Karelian Bear Dog

    The Karelian Bear Dog is a very independent and intelligent dog.

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    History

    The Karelian Bear Dog, which also bears the name of zyrians dog, is considered the progenitor of the breed. But the basic strain of the breed came from the Carelia de Ladoga, the Olonets and the Carelia Rusa, where these dogs were used to hunt in different ways. The breeding started in 1936 with the aim of developing a robust dog that could make noise when hunting big game. At that time it was agreed that the breed name should be Karelian Bear Dog. The first standard was created in 1945. In 1946 the first dogs were registered in the stud book. Today the breed is well established in Finland.

    Physical characteristics

    This four-legged friend has a great similarity to the Laika related to him.

    With a height at the withers of up to 60 cm., males weigh about 28 kg. Bitches are slightly smaller and should not weigh more than 20 kg. The Karelian Bear Dog has a strong trunk and generally a compact and dynamic stature. On his head there are medium and erect ears and he wears a folded tail on his back. The icing on the cake is usually a white tip. In all other respects, dense coat color is usually black with white markings. The rough top layer is very close to the dense undercoat, that glows with a slight brown hue.

    Character and skills

    The freedom-loving character

    This dog loves the vastness of the forest and its independence, a combination that combines his attitude with some challenges, because he'll take any chance to roam free. As this four-legged friend acts very independently during the hunt and must place the hunt alone, it is also, for the rest, a confident companion, who gladly takes command when the opportunity presents itself.

    He is considered brave and is always ready to defend his loved ones. Contact with other dogs can be problematic without extensive socialization, because some Karelian Bear Dog show aggressiveness when meeting other dogs. However, other owners report their dogs great balance and praise their social compatibility. It is a fact that many Karelian Bear Dog they are also working together as hunting assistants – so with good conditioning and socialization this shouldn't be a problem.

    They are excellent watchdogs, that reliably indicate intruders. Despite all the lovely nooks and edges, the Karelian Bear Dog they also have their soft sides: They are not aggressive with people, they like to be petted at home and they love to be petted by their caregivers.

    Karelian Bear Dog Education<

    Education without subordination

    Its independent nature requires a lot of knowledge, but it should be clear from the start to anyone considering having a Karelian Bear Dog: that this proud quadruped will never be subordinate. Their independence reaches such a point that many Karelian Bear Dog they disappear in the forest for days in their native country, just to show up again when it suits him.

    Harshness and yelling are absolutely out of place in training this sensitive dog, which will then retreat or crawl. However, with the right mix of positive reinforcement, empathy and consistent behavior, good daily obedience can be achieved.

    It is important to socialize extensively with other four-legged friends from puppy age onwards., since some Karelian Bear Dog are considered incompatible with other dogs of the same species, what can become problematic on daily trips. It is a challenge to keep this dog available and away from independent hunting trips. Specialists with experience in dogs of this breed are definitely needed.

    Karelian Bear Dog Health and Nutrition

    The original breed is considered very robust. If you buy it from a serious breeder and pay attention to a balanced and age-appropriate diet- plenty of exercise, your four-legged friend can reach a age up to 13 years.

    Important for a healthy dog ​​life is, of course, also the daily food content. give to you Karelian Bear Dog a high quality food with a high proportion of meat and little grain. The energy needs of your four-legged friend depend on their constitution and daily exercise. So be sure to adjust the food accordingly and keep an eye on her slim waist.

    As in humans, extra kilos increase the risk of various diseases, including painful joint problems. Always provide fresh water. On the longest trips, you should also have enough water for your partner, which is also more sensitive to heat. Visit the vet at least once a year for a checkup with your pet and talk to him about necessary vaccinations and regular deworming.

    Caring for the Karelian Bear Dog

    The skin of this weather resistant quadruped is easy to care for. However, loses more hair during coat change, so it may be helpful to brush it every day, so that less hair is spread around the house. Otherwise, brush it every few days; This ritual also reinforces the bond and should already be practiced with the puppy for a relaxed routine.

    Always check the eyes, your puppy's ears and claws and use a special eye and ear cleaner if necessary. The claws can become too long in dogs that walk a lot on soft ground – or they move too little, what in this quadruped, However, should only occur in very old or diseased specimens. In this case, shorten them with special tweezers.

    Many dog ​​owners brush their quadrupeds' teeth regularly with dog toothpaste and brush to prevent tartar and associated secondary diseases.. You can now practice this with your puppy. Alternatively, you can offer your dog dental care snacks.

    Activities with the Karelian Bear Dog

    Occupation: Go out to the forest!

    This four-legged friend's favorite hobby is clearly hunting.: extensive travels through the forest and hunting tracking are his passion. The Karelian Bear Dog seek the game to be hunted almost silently. Once you have reached your destination, barks long and persistently at the hunt to keep it in place until the hunter arrives.

    The Karelian Bear Dog sometimes they hunt in threes, so they can also keep bigger animals like bears at bay. The breed does not necessarily have to be hunted. As an alternative to hunting, the karelian bear dog also suitable for dog sports, but in this case you can only do activities that you like. If you enjoy it, Agility sports can be a good activity for a Karelian Bear Dog adult. Also suitable as a companion for jogging or cycling – but you must keep his hunting instinct in check. Most of these excellent trackers like tracking work of all kinds.

    Is a Karelian Bear Dog Right for Me?

    The Karelian Bear Dog belong to the hands of seasoned enthusiasts, preferably hunters. Alternatively, need a lot of exercise and outdoor work. Only then is it possible to keep them as family dogs. Experience with dogs should be available in any case. You must also be clear that this quadruped can only be trained conditionally. Does not belong to the group of dogs that subordinate themselves – as a dog owner you must respect this, but still be able to direct his power in a controlled way.

    The Karelian Bear Dog not in any way suitable for a city apartment. Ideally, offer you a leak-proof garden, in addition to the daily run in forests and fields, but beware: the Karelian Bear Dog freedom lover is considered a fugue artist and can jump up to two meters high.

    This four-legged friend likes to befriend children, but they should be older and have learned to treat animals with respect.

    Cats in the same household are not necessarily a good idea, not to mention rabbits or other small animals. The norse hunter you will always see potential prey in them. Of course there are exceptions to the rule and there may even be friendships between Karelian Bear Dog and cats socialized at a young age – but you won't be able to get a guarantee before you move in. So you must bring a lot of time, space and experience if you want this proud dog to move in with you.

    The Karelian Bear Dog is a four-legged friend for connoisseurs, not to be chosen as a new roommate for its rustic look. If you are not looking for a true character head, you will have little joy with this animal roommate. Of course, before moving, one-time expenses also need to be calculated (buy creator, basic team, travel expenses) and regular expenses (food, veterinary, dog tax and insurance).

    Where can I find a Karelian Bear Dog?

    This breed of dog is found naturally mainly in Scandinavia, especially in finland. Further south there are only a few dogs of this very special hunting breed. In Germany, for example, not a single cub of Karelian Bear Dog in recent years. Special Nordic dog clubs can help you find the dog of your dreams. However, There are some things to consider if you are interested in a puppy from abroad. It's always better if you can get a picture of the puppies' house and meet their parents. The Nordic Dog Experts, who you should contact through the appropriate associations, can advise you if there are possible alternatives to Karelian Bear Dog that suit you, to your life situation and your wishes. Or you can refer them to the breeders of Karelian Bear Dogs, if there is currently no one in your country who has a litter in the near future.

    Ratings of the Karelian Bear Dog

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Karelian Bear Dog” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Karelian Bear Dog Images

    A 10-year-old male Karelian Bear Dog. Head shot with tracking collar around neck by Uusijani / CC0

    Karelian bear dog by Friesian.marcin / CC BY-SA

    Karelian Bear Dog Videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 42
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs. Working trial only for the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway and Finland).
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.
    • AKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs
    • CKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs
    • UKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs

    FCI breed standard Karelian Bear Dog

    FCI Karelian Bear Dog FCI Karelian Bear Dog

    Alternative names:

      1. Karjalankarhukoira, Karelsk Björnhund (English).
      2. Karjalankarhukoira (French).
      3. Karjalankarhukoira, Björnhund (German).
      4. Karjalankarhukoira (Portuguese).
      5. Karjalankarhukoira (Spanish).

    Norrbottenspets
    Suecia FCI 276 - Nordic Hunting Dogs

    Norrbottenspets

    The Norrbottenspets is also used as a draft dog.

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    History

    The Norrbottenspets (Spitz from the North Bothnia country) probably originates from the small spitz-type Laika that was known to live with hunters in the North Cape area, already in prehistoric times. Little hunting spitz have survived for thousands of years through natural selection - survival of the fittest. In the very harsh and difficult areas of the northern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, hunting for food and skins was a necessity in order to survive. Precious skins like saber, Sable fur and ermine were the only valid currency for centuries. When fur prices fell drastically after WWII, so did the interest in him Norrbottenspets.

    The breed disappeared and there were no records for many years, hence the Kennel Club of Sweden (SKK) declared it extinct. But only a decade later news came that true-type specimens had been found living as pets and watchdogs in small inland homes in North Bothnia.. Due to the very dedicated work of a few men, this ancient hunting spitz was saved.
    In 1967 the Norrbottenspets was introduced to the Registries and a new standard was drawn up.

    Source: http://www.fci.be/en/nomenclature/NORRBOTTENSPITZ-276.html

    Physical characteristics

    It is a small spitz-type dog with a rather square appearance, compact and plump, with a lean and strong musculature. The bearing is handsome, with head and tail high. The breed has a strong sexual dimorphism, although the ideal specimen for both sexes is a well-characterized small spitz, attentive, good guardian, of harmonious construction and good character.

    The skull is sharp, with the ears set high and relatively small, eyes are dark and bright, and express calmness and predisposition towards work.

    Ears are slightly below average size with sparse hair and erect bearing. The tail is set relatively high, fairly tall in a semicircle, with the tip touching the sides of the thighs. When it stretches, must not exceed the tip of the hock.

    Hair: hard, short, straight and quite bushy, with fine and dense undercoat. The length varies depending on the body area: longer around the neck and on the thighs and shorter on the skull and front of the extremities.

    Color: all colors are allowed. The ideal is white with yellow or brownish red spots.

    Size: males 45 cm.; females, 42 cm.

    Character and skills

    Norrbottenspets

    The pretty white colored Spitz, medium size and short hair is very rare in his native country and practically unknown outside of Sweden.

    He is an excellent guard with a lot of drive, temperament and stubbornness. With proper physical and mental tension, it is also a nice and friendly companion dog.

    As a born hunter, the Norrbottenspets He is very Brave, fearless and alert. He is extremely lively and has a lot of temperament and self-confidence. The Norrbottenspets it is very suitable as a guard dog, because it reports everything I miss immediately without being aggressive. In the family he is very sociable, friendly and gentle. But the intelligent and self-confident dog can also be stubborn and needs a sensitive education and clear guidance..

    The Norrbottenspets he is very docile, but it needs a lot of movement and a lot of demanding and varied activity. The ideal are, for example, tests with companion dogs, sports tournaments with dogs or rescue dog training. Only with appropriate mental and physical activity will Norrbottenspets it is also a nice and friendly family companion dog. As a pure house dog or for a life in the city it is not the right dog.

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 276
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs. With working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.

    FCI standard of the Norrbottenspets

    Norrbottenspets FCI Norrbottenspets FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Nordic Spitz, Norrbottenspitz, Pohjanpystykorva (English).
      2. Spitz nordique (French).
      3. Norrbottenspets, Pohjanpystykorvat (German).
      4. Spitz nórdico (Portuguese).
      5. Spitz nórdico (Spanish).

    Black Norwegian Elkhound
    Noruega FCI 268 - Nordic Hunting Dogs

    Black Norwegian Elkhound

    The Black Norwegian Elkhound is closely attached to his people and is very loyal

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    History

    Among the three moose hunters of the North (Black Norwegian Elkhound, Gray Norwegian Elkhound and Jämthund), the Black Norwegian is probably the one receiving the least attention. But the agile and friendly hunter is an attractive breed to many dog ​​owners..

    Its origins go back a long way along with those of the Gray Norwegian Elkhound: These self-confident four-legged Spitz-type friends belong to the time-honored breeds, because a similar dog look can be tried up to the stone age in Scandinavia.

    The Black Norwegian Elkhound is a modern variant of Gray Norwegian Elkhound and has been officially recognized as an independent breed since 1877. An advantage of him Black Norwegian Elkhound during hunting is that it is clearly visible in the white snow. However, These clever four-legged friends have always been used as guard dogs or pack protection dogs.

    Physical characteristics

    Despite the similarity of name, the Black Norwegian Elkhound it's a separate breed, but closely related to the Gray Norwegian Elkhound. However, the Black Norwegian Elkhound it is much less common.

    The Black Norwegian Elkhound it is optically a typical Spitz and has a compact, square build with erect ears. He wears his tail rolled up on his back like other dogs Moose hunter from adulthood. It is smaller and more agile than the Gray Norwegian Elkhound and weighs around 18 kg with a height of 47 cm to the cross. As the name already indicates, this dog's short coat is black, but white spots on legs and chest are allowed as per standard. Also the eyes are dark. The pelage is dense, very sticky and consists of a rough top coat with a soft bottom coat.

    Character and skills

    Multifaceted character

    The Black Norwegian Elkhound he is very loyal to his people. This does not mean that this independent partner is subordinate. Abroad, these dogs are lively, curious and open to all common adventures. However, the busy Black Norwegian Elkhound they also enjoy cozy hugs on a quiet afternoon.

    They are playful, brave and very smart. Like many Nordic dogs, are good “alarm systems”, but only limited good watchdogs: They indicate to strangers – loudly and persistently – but it may happen that they then run towards a potential intruder with a wagging tail. These proud four-legged friends don't always get along with other dogs of the same species. Proper conditioning and socialization is important

    Educating the Black Norwegian Elkhound

    Easily educated with knowledge

    His intelligence and humanity contribute to the education of this Black Norwegian Elkhound don't present big obstacles.

    Likes to work with “their” people and do what they say, as long as you also find it useful. Because you always have to take into account the small stubbornness of this independent hunter when training him. Be consistent and pay special attention to recoverability and bark control. Strength and toughness are absolutely out of place in the upbringing of this sensitive four-legged friend.

    Usually reacts very quickly and strongly to harsh words and reproaches, so use them sparingly. The Black Norwegian Elkhound can be better motivated by the principle of positive reinforcement – clicker training can also be of great help here. A visit to the puppy school helps improve this companion's social streak, which is sometimes a bit belligerent compared to other dogs. It can also be very helpful to attend training classes at the dog school – it is better to choose a suitable dog school where you and your companion feel comfortable before the puppy arrives.

    Black Norwegian Elkhound Health

    In general, the breed is considered to be quite robust and, provided he is raised responsibly, is largely free of genetic diseases. Representatives of the breed can reach the 13 years old in good health. This energetic four-legged friend needs a species-appropriate diet, which should consist mainly of meat: Therefore, you must choose a food in which meat is the first element of the declaration and preferably cereals are not included. Your dog's energy needs depend on his constitution and how much he consumes through exercise, so keep an eye on your slim waist and adjust daily servings as needed.

    Important: Just like us humans, small snacks move quickly to the hips too – plan your dog's snacks in the general ration. Healthy snacks include dry dog ​​chews or sugar-free dental care snacks and freeze-dried meat snacks. Water must always be freely available.

    Caring for the Black Norwegian Elkhound

    The coat of the Black Norwegian Elkhound it is very important to the furry four legged friend, because it performs an outstanding protective function in the harsh Nordic climate and protects you from extensive autumn rains as well as freezing winds. Help your partner keep their hair always in a clean condition and brush it every few days to remove dead hair. You can also brush daily during the coat change, so your roommate loses less hair in the apartment. Coat dirt can be brushed off as soon as it has dried.

    You should only bathe your roommate if it can't be helped, use a mild dog shampoo for this purpose. When brushing, routinely check the ears and clean them with a mild shampoo if necessary. Some dog owners have chosen to brush their roommates' teeth with a dog toothbrush and toothpaste.. It is a good way to prevent tartar and its secondary diseases until the dog is old enough. However, you should already accustom your puppy to the ritual. Also check the claws of older dogs from time to time – if they no longer wear enough, you need to shorten them accordingly with a pair of dog claw pliers.

    Activities with the Black Norwegian Elkhound

    Although his original task was to accompany the hunter when hunting moose and bears, but also smaller animals like foxes, the Black Norwegian Elkhound it is a versatile all-rounder: Loves outdoor exercise and is considered very persistent. This is why you can easily take your four-legged adult friend with you to training sessions. jogging.

    Outdoor activities can be relaxed, especially if you have trained your Black Norwegian Elkhound so it doesn't run away with every rabbit. Apart from recovery exercises – that only very few moose hunters enjoy – the docile and energetic dog can get excited about many things: For example, can find great fun in agility sports and quest games. In addition, It is suitable for the work of rescue dogs. Some owners of moose hunters they also report on beautiful experiences with their partner, trained as a visiting dog, with whom they visit, for example, retirement homes or nursing homes and give the residents of those places an animal joy. Try together what you like, The chances are great!

    Is a Black Norwegian Elkhound Right for Me?

    The Black Norwegian Elkhound suits athletes who like to be outside and keep their dog busy. If you can make this possible for your dog, it is also possible to keep it in an apartment, as long as the apartment offers enough space. Education can be mastered by beginners if they are willing to deal with the hunting characteristics of the breed and adjust education accordingly..

    The Black Norwegian Elkhound it can be a wonderful companion for children. This original hunter can live normally with cats, sometimes even in a friendly way, if you have already gotten used to them as a puppy. Otherwise there could be problems, because the dog sees the cat as prey. Small animals like rabbits are not ideal companions, since they can always trigger prey drive.

    A Black Norwegian Elkhound can also sleep outside, what can be a sensible alternative for these heat sensitive animals in summer. However, needs close family connections and does not like to be alone. Before the dog moves, clarify not only the one-time and permanent expenses you will have to pay, but also if you are willing to spend several hours a day actively with your new partner for years to come. You should also take care of your dog in case of illness or during the holidays – many destinations today also offer holidays with a dog.

    Where can I find my desired Black Norwegian Elkhound?

    It doesn't matter which of the two Norwegian Elkhound has won your heart: Outside Scandinavia, big game hunters from the far north are rarely seen. This is even more difficult with the black Norwegian than with the gray. Therefore, if you are interested in this animal rarity, please contact the Nordic dog breed clubs in your country. If required, they can contact breeders at home and abroad. However, you will usually have to take into account waiting times and long distances to travel to the desired puppy. In his native country, Norway, only a few are born 120 puppies every year.

    As a result, becomes difficult or impossible if you look for a Black Norwegian Elkhound outside scandinavia, that is already grown. It is very unlikely that you will find a four-legged dog of this type in the animal shelters of your country; However, a visit there can be helpful if it's open to other breeds.

    Ratings of the Black Norwegian Elkhound

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Black Norwegian Elkhound” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Images of Black Norwegian Elkhound

    Black Norwegian Elkhound Puppy by Eirik Newth / CC BY

    Black Norwegian Elkhound running through the snow by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1602973

    Black Norwegian Elkhound Videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 268
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs. Working trial only for the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway and Finland).
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.

    FCI standard of the breed Black Norwegian Elkhound

    FCI Black Norwegian Elkhound FCI Black Norwegian Elkhound

    Alternative names:

      1. Norsk Elghund Svart, Norsk Elghund Black, Black Elkhound, Norwegian Moose Dog (black) (English).
      2. Chien d’élan norvégien noir (French).
      3. Norsk Elghund Sort (German).
      4. Norsk elghund sort (Portuguese).
      5. Elkhound noruego negro (Spanish).

    Photos:

    1 – Black Norwegian Elkhound About 1 years old by Rvenes / CC BY-SA

    Jämthund
    Suecia FCI 42 - Nordic Hunting Dogs

    Swedish Elkhound

    Still very old, the breed was not recognized until the year 1946, previously it was confused with the Gray Norwegian Elkhound

    Content

    History

    Only in 1946 the Jämthund (Swedish Elkhound) was recognized as a breed. However, the Jämthund it is a very old breed of dog, which is already known since the north of Sweden is populated.

    The reason for this late recognition is that the little Gray Norwegian Elkhound and the jämthund they were judged by the same race. At the end, this trial turned out to be untenable. The Jämthund mainly used to hunt moose, but it has also been used to hunt bears and lynxes, especially in the past.

    Today the FCI recognizes three different moose dogs:

    All three are assigned to buffers and dogs of the original type (Group 5) and in them they are assigned to the section 2 “Nordic Hunting Dogs”.

    Physical characteristics

    The Jämthund He is respected for his wolf-like appearance and his great and powerful stature. With a height at the cross of 57 a 65 centimeters and a weight of about 30 kg, It is the largest and heaviest of the three moose dogs recognized and at the same time the largest Nordic hunting dog. Throughout its long history, the Jämthund not only faced wolves, lynx and elk, but also adult bears, whom he faced fearlessly when hunting.

    Character and skills

    Blind obedience is absolutely far from this self-assured and independent pedigree dog from the far north. After all, the Jämthund in Sweden has been hunting moose, lynxes and even bears bravely and on their own for thousands of years. Although he always keeps in touch with his hunter, this smart and independent breed doesn't need your orders.

    Strong dog personality with many talents

    Dog lovers who are interested in this breed should know that the practice of certain commands sometimes requires some effort. With stupid repetitions or even with force and violence you will not achieve anything with the Jämthund.

    However, if you accept his character and thoughtful nature and have the skills to deal with such a strong personality, you can certainly train him to be a versatile working and companion dog. With inventiveness, patience, consistency and sensitivity, the persistent and powerful Jämthund can be trained not only to be a versatile hunting dog, but also an excellent herding dog, Guard, sled and rescue.

    Very experienced hunting dog

    Despite relatively late recognition as a separate breed, the origin of Jämthund goes back a long time. In the province of Jämtland, in central Sweden, which is decisive for his name, the type of dog has been known for thousands of years.

    Even the first settlers in northern and central Sweden had dogs to hunt bears, Moose, lynxes and wolves. Hunters especially appreciated his enormous stamina and physical strength., with which the dog, independently and bravely, went out in search of hunting.

    Today he is considered in hunting circles as an intrepid and energetic search dog., which is not only suitable for hunting loose hounds, It can also be used for guide dog hunting. Search and pursue game in the dense forests of Scandinavia and remain silent until you have placed the animal. Only then does he give the hunter a signal through his barking that he can hit the target.. This type of hunting is called “standing still“.

    The Jämthund as a family dog

    Also as a family dog ​​the Jämthund it is very suitable, as long as enough space is given to the independent nature and great desire for freedom of this original hunting dog. So it is considered friendly, balanced, calm and fond of children. After an appropriate period of acclimatization, also accepts conspecific, cats and other pets without any problem.

    He meets strangers with a certain distrust according to his natural instinct for vigilance and protection. Does not act nervous or aggressively. There is also no denying a certain joy in barking at this Nordic hunting dog..

    Breeding and buying a Jämthund

    In Sweden the Jämthund has long been known beyond hunting circles and is popular as a versatile utility and companion dog. In other countries of the world, However, the Swedish pedigree dog is very rare. Although you can find breeders in Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands and North America, finding and waiting for a purebred puppy can sometimes take years. Therefore, it is advisable to contact a registered association for Nordic dogs, that can help you find breeders in Scandinavia.

    What do I have to consider when buying a Jämthund?

    Although the distance to the breeder is long, those interested should take the time to get to know the kennel, the animals and the breeder in detail before buying. Don't take home the first best puppy, Before making several visits, convince yourself that it is a serious parenting, that dogs are raised with a lot of experience and love.

    In addition to health tests, vaccines and the presence of all important papers and a pedigree, animals must grow up in a close relationship with their breeder from birth. The socialization of a Jämthund already begins in the first weeks of life. Living with his mother and brothers, but also with the breeder's family, puppies learn the most important rules of the hierarchy.

    What demands does the Jämthund to the owner?

    A Jämthund need plenty of exercise. You must also be sufficiently disabled both physically and mentally. A life in gated communities, in the city and without a garden, it certainly doesn't do this kind of dog justice.

    The Jämthund feels more comfortable in rural areas. There you can move freely and spend a lot of time in nature. If not used for hunting purposes, you should definitely offer alternative activities. Possible are exams for companion dogs, dog tournaments or rescue dog training. Also bike rides, long walks or sledding shots in winter are suitable to satisfy the great momentum of movement of the Jämthund.

    Is a Jämthund?

    Before you start looking for a suitable breeder, you should ask yourself the following question: Is this Nordic pedigree dog right for me and my life??

    This becomes especially important if you don't want to keep Jämthund like a hunting dog, but exclusively as a family dog. In this case you must make sure that you have enough experience, time and space to satisfy this demanding and energetic four-legged friend.

    Asking if this dog is a good match for me, of course you should also watch the costs. After all, owning a dog costs not only time but also money. In addition to the purchase price, dog tax and insurance, there are also equipment expenses, watch out, food and visits to the vet.

    You may be interested in our article on this topic: Getting the puppies used to the new home: Basic equipment and tips.

    What food does the Jämthund need?

    More important than the price of the food should be the price of the ingredients. This does not mean that the most expensive food is always the best.. Much more important is that the composition is adjusted to the needs of your dog and these depend on quite individual criteria such as weight, age, activity level and health status.

    Basically, the food of Jämthund, like all the other dogs, should consist mainly of meat. It is the most important energy supplier for the descendant of the wolf and must constitute at least the 80 percent of the diet. The meat is complemented with vegetables, important fruits and fats, that provide an optimal supply of nutrients.

    The cereals, the sugar, artificial flavor enhancers and chemical preservatives, on the other hand, have no place in dog food, either dry food, wet food, even cooked or raw food (BARF).

    Jämthund care

    The waterproof coat of the Jämthund repels dirt and moisture well, but it still needs to be brushed regularly. It is best to comb your hair daily, especially during the layer change phase. This way you can remove dead hair in time and at the same time ensure that the amount of hair in your home is kept within limits.. However, you should not expect meticulous cleaning in your home as the owner of this dog.

    In addition to the toilet, claws should be trimmed regularly to avoid injury. Your roommate's ears and teeth should also be cleaned and checked at regular intervals., about two or three times a week.

    Jämthund Health

    The Jämthunde they are very robust

    Careful grooming is not just for cleanliness and hygiene, but above all for the health of your dog. Brush your dog regularly and check his ears, claws, eyes and teeth. This way you can quickly detect any changes and make an appointment with the vet on time.

    Being overweight is a problem for all dog breeds and quickly causes more complaints. Therefore, it is advisable to check your pet's weight regularly. Hand palpation is also a good way to determine if your dog is of normal weight.. You shouldn't be able to see your dog's ribs from a distance, but I should be able to feel them.

    In all other respects, the health of Jämthund is very robust, and there is no need to fear the hereditary diseases typical of the breed. If you have time, experience, money and the desire to fully adapt to this breed, you will surely have many years of pleasure with him Jämthund.

    Ratings of the Swedish Elk Hunting Dog

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Jämthund” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Images of the Jämthund

    Photos:

    1 – Jämthund by Jörgen Blom / CC BY-SA
    2 – Jämthund (Swedish Elkhound) in the woods. 2 years old male. by User:Arto Pääkkönen / CC BY-SA
    3 – Jämthund by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/644232
    4 – Jämthund by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/619009
    5 – Jämthund by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1289323
    6 – Jämthund village https://pixabay.com/es/photos/perro-tronco-mascota-animales-2064314/
    7 – Jämthund by HTTPS://pxhere.com/es/photo/753453

    Jämthund Videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 42
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs. Working trial only for the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway and Finland).
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.
    • UKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs.

    STANDARD FCI breed Jämthund

    FCI Jämthund FCI Jämthund

    Alternative names:

      1. Swedish Elkhound (English).
      2. Jämthund (French).
      3. Jämthund (German).
      4. Jämthund, Elkhound sueco (Portuguese).
      5. Elkhound sueco, Jämthund (Spanish).

    Norwegian Lundehund
    Noruega FCI 265 - Nordic Hunting Dogs

    Lundehund

    Most of these dogs live in Norway and Finland, it is believed that there are some 2000 copies around the world.

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    History

    The Lundehund (Norsk Lundehund or Norwegian Puffin Dog) It is a small breed of dog of Spitz type, originally from Norway. Its name is composed of the prefix Lunde, Norwegian lundefugl (puffins), and the suffix hund, What dog. The breed was developed to hunt these birds and their eggs.

    The Norwegian Lundehund is a small, rectangular Spitz, with a wide variety of mobility in the joints of your bones, What makes him able to enter through small and intricate passages.

    They remain able to rotate the head back on the backbone and bend the hind legs to the side at an angle of 90 degrees such as the arms of humans, In addition to six toes on the feet.

    The breed has a long history. Already in 1600 It was used for hunting puffins along the Norwegian coast. Its flexibility and extra toes were ideal for hunting of birds in their places of nesting in the inaccessible cliffs and caves.

    The Lundehund video


    My lundehund

    Interest in the breed declined as new hunting methods for puffins, as for example, the use of networks…, and this ex officio contortionist, was no longer needed. Puffins were a precious object of hunting, the meat was horse and kept and feathers were used to make quilts.

    The breed was nearly extinct around World War II, when the canine distemper hit Værøy and the islands surrounding. In 1963, the population was decimated… Only six copies of Lundehund (one Værøy and 5 in Soon, to the South of Norway), These five puppies was of the same litter.

    Due to the care of the breeding with strict guidelines, currently there are approximately 1500 or 2000 copies of Lundehund around the world, of this population around 1.100 are in Norway and almost 350 in the United States.

    The official record of the Lundehund was approved by the American Kennel Club's in the miscellaneous class 1 in July of 2008, After a unanimous vote of the Board the 13 in November of 2007. The race debuted at the AKC National Championship / Eukanuba in Long Beach, California (United States), the 13 and 14 in December of 2008, being one of the most important events of the American canine world.

    The 12 in February of 2010, The American Kennel Club Board of Directors voted to accept the Lundehund in the AKC Source Book and became part of it on 1 in December of 2010. The 1 in January of 2011, It became a part of the "non-Sports Group".

    For the American Kennel Club and Canadian Kennel Club, the non-sports group is a diverse classification that comprises a variety of robust dogs with different personalities and appearances as the Chow Chow , and the Keeshond, among others. Covered by the non-sporting group breeds, It is very diverse in terms of appearance, size, layer, personality and, in general.

    According to the classification of the CRF is located in the Group 5 Dogs type Spitz and primitive type. Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.

    Physical characteristics

    The Lundehund medium in size looks a bit like a fox and is, also because it is one of the rare races, sometimes mistaken for a mestizo, a Nordic mongrel. On the contrary, is very specialized: The Lundehund has been bred for hunting puffins, a kind of bird that breeds in burrows. This brings with it some unique physical characteristics: your shoulder joints are more flexible, allowing you to rotate your front legs 90 ° to the side. In addition, this dog can close his pointed, upright ears, allowing you to dive better.

    The most striking features are undoubtedly the six toes of each foot and the up to eight pads, which give the ancient cliff hunter immense security. Some of these dogs also lack molars, which facilitated the transport of the captured birds without damaging them.

    The Norwegian Lundehund It has a height at the withers of up to 38 cm and weighs 7 kg. sporty and light. The dense coat is short and red to fawn, with black hair tips in places. have a smooth undercoat, very fine and a rough top coat.

    Character and skills

    The Norwegian Lundehund is a four legged friend, simple and skillful, but he has a lot of energy and wants to live it. Due to its independent nature – the Lundehund was left to fend during the hunt – always kept his own head and thus will never fully subordinate himself. Who respects this, win with him Lundehund an easy to train and loyal friend for life.

    Basically the breed is considered quite shy, so a close relationship with its owner is especially important – this is how your Lundehund gain security. Towards strangers he is usually reserved – it is also considered to be alert. He usually gets along well with other dogs. The Lundehund not a typical hunting dog, but it is also wonderfully suitable as a companion dog.

    The education of the Norwegian Lundehund

    This is a breed of dog with a stubborn and stubborn character, they are still easy to train and learn the basic commands with great motivation.

    Although the breed belongs to hunting dogs, the Lundehund can accompany you, with some effort in their education, on your nature walks without the need for a leash, since it is not an elusive dog, nor a traditional prey tracker. A bigger challenge is getting our dogs to stop barking: Lundehund, like all nordic dogs, announce aloud all the supposedly interesting things in their environment – and that in part is quite persistent. So patience is absolutely necessary when training a Lundehund. Already in puppyhood, be sure to keep this in mind when training your dog. Play lessons for puppies, as well as attending a dog school, have a positive effect on Lundehund – here you can not only socialize it more with other four legged friends, but you will surely also get some tips and tricks for the education of this dog.

    Health: lundehund syndrome

    Since the population dates back to only five dogs, Controlled breeding of the breed made a fresh start in the decade of 1960, with what the Lundehund has a very small gene pool. One of the five founding dogs developed stomach and intestinal symptoms at the age of about three years, that have spread even further among the descendants. Today, this is known as the Lundehund syndrome: a chronic and inflammatory bowel disease that is associated with increased loss of protein through the intestines. About half of the population is affected by it, although to varying degrees. A genetic test can be used to determine if a dog intended for breeding is a carrier, so that the risk of Lundehund syndrome can be reduced. There is no cure for this disease, only symptoms can be relieved. While some dogs are barely limited by the disease and have long symptom-free phases, other affected quadrupeds have a more severe course and eventually lead to death.

    Before deciding to acquire a representative of this breed, must be informed in detail about the Lundehund syndrome and the corresponding genetic test and its meaning. The Nordic Dog Clubs can also provide you with more information on this.. The healthy ones Norwegian Lundehund are, for the rest, very robust and can reach an age of about 14 years.

    Norwegian Lundehund care

    The coat of this Norwegian Coastal Dog is insensitive to weather conditions and requires little grooming. However, the more you brush, less hair is distributed in your home – especially during coat change a daily brushing may make sense, because the Lundehund then lose a lot of hair. In all other respects, care is quite simple: dirt brushes better when dry. By the way, the Norwegian Lundehund It is one of the few dogs that really enjoys grooming. If you support them with the brush, you are also doing something for their bonding.

    Check the ears and eyes regularly and clean them with special ear and eye cleaners if necessary. If the eyes get wet, what happens in many dogs due to narrow tear ducts, just clean and dry them gently once a day with clear water. Some dog owners opt for daily dental care in the form of toothbrushing with dog toothpaste and toothbrush.. If you already introduce your puppy to this ritual, is an optimal prevention against tartar and associated secondary diseases.

    Activities with the Norwegian Lundehund

    Long walks in nature, enjoying the wind and the weather are the base of activity of this Norwegian breed. In addition, most of these dogs love to swim. Make your partner happy and give him the opportunity to do it! But you should also encourage and challenge their brain and skills. There is a wide range of joint activity possibilities at your disposal: Dog lovers can enjoy almost all types of sports with dogs, with the exception of sports with training dogs. Due to his great independence you should not expect unconditional obedience from him, but a relaxed approach to the respective human-animal hobby jointly. Try together with your animal companion which sport you like the most!

    Does a Norwegian Lundehund suit me?

    A Norwegian Lundehund fits well in a sporty family, where at least one family member already has experience with dogs. Learn easily and with pleasure, but for education you still need a certain knowledge and consistency. In addition, it is important to use the dog to its full potential – the small Lundehund not a couch dog, needs a lot of outdoor exercise and a lot of time.

    He is usually very fond of children and can also make friends with cats, especially if you met them as a puppy. This dog can also live in a medium-sized apartment, but of course also enjoy a garden (leak proof). It is important to direct the joy of the breed's barking in a controlled manner.

    Before moving, make sure no one in your household has an allergy to animal hair and consider whether you can and want to take the dog on vacation – many hotels today host four-legged friends – or how you organize care. Although the Lundehund it's more like a small dog, can be quite expensive in terms of regular costs: Apart from a high quality diet with a high content of fish, this includes taxes and dog insurance, as well as visits to the vet. In addition, is, of course, the not inconsiderable purchase price of this rare four-legged friend – with possible travel expenses – and if necessary the basic equipment.

    Where can I find my Norwegian Lundehund?

    First of all: A Norwegian Lundehund It's very weird. In total, there are some 1.300 specimens around the world. Therefore, you may very well have to wait a long time and travel many miles to get hold of such a rare dog. The majority of the Lundehunds they live in norway. Check with a Norwegian dog club in your country to find out how to contact the breeders of the Norwegian Lundehund. Ask your potential dog breeder about the Lundehund syndrome and the diet of the breed.

    His young Lundehund will move in with you at the earliest at the age of eight weeks – if you come from a European country, you will normally need a valid rabies vaccine for the trip in addition to the necessary papers. It is essential that you remember booster shots and also talk to your vet about regular deworming of your four-legged friend.

    It is extremely unlikely to find an adult dog, especially outside of norway. So if you are looking for a four legged adult friend, it is advisable to contact a Nordic dog club. There are also often wonderful mongrel dogs looking for a new home., value the adoption of one of them.

    We wish you much joy with your extraordinary Norwegian Lundehund!

    Ratings of the Norwegian Lundehund

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Norwegian Lundehund” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

    Adaptation ⓘ

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Dog friendly ⓘ

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Hair loss ⓘ

    4.0 rating
    4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Affection Level ⓘ

    4.0 rating
    4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Need to exercise ⓘ

    4.0 rating
    4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Social Needs ⓘ

    4.0 rating
    4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Apartment ⓘ

    4.0 rating
    4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Grooming ⓘ

    5.0 rating
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Stranger Friendly ⓘ

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Barking Tendencies ⓘ

    4.0 rating
    4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Health Issues ⓘ

    2.0 rating
    2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Territorial ⓘ

    4.0 rating
    4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Cat Friendly ⓘ

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    intelligence ⓘ

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    versatility ⓘ

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Child Friendly ⓘ

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Watchdog Ability ⓘ

    4.0 rating
    4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Playfulness ⓘ

    4.0 rating
    4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Images of the Norwegian Lundehund

    photos:

    1 – Lundehund noruego by http://www.petsadviser.com/
    2 – Lundehund noruego by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/754827
    3 – Lundehund noruego by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/880994
    4 – Norwegian puffin town Andrva / CC BY-SA
    5 – Lundehund noruego by https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lundehund.jpg
    6 – The Norwegian Lundehund “With” looking out at the ocean on the north side of the island Værøy in Northern Norway. The island on the top, in the middle, is “The mosque”, the island in the top left is “Mosques” by ZorroIII / CC BY-SA

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 265
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs. With working trial only for the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway,
      Finland).
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.
    • AKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs.
    • CKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs.
    • UKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs.

    Norwegian Lundehund breed FCI standard

    Norwegian Lundehund FCI Norwegian Lundehund FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Norsk Lundehund, lundehund, Norwegian Puffin Dog (English).
      2. lundehund (French).
      3. Norsk Lundehund (German).
      4. Cão de papagaio-do-mar (Portuguese).
      5. Perro frailecillo, Lundehund (Spanish).

    Gray Norwegian Elkhound
    Noruega FCI 242 - Nordic Hunting Dogs

    Cazador de Alces Noruego

    Content

    History

    National dog of Norway

    The roots of this Norwegian national dog go back a long way: already the findings of the Stone Age give evidence of a very similar quadruped. Some cynologists suspect that the current appearance of the breed is very close to that of the first western European domestic dogs. In scandinavia, the Gray Norwegian Elkhound they were used mainly to hunt elk, but also bears, Hence its name.

    For a long time the breed was mainly bred in Sweden, where was he called “gray dog”. But since 1981 Norway has had the sponsorship: The breed got its current name, the “gray dog” was formally removed as a race in this context.

    In total there are three Moose Hunter dogs: Besides of Gray Norwegian Elkhound, are the Black Norwegian Elkhound and the Jämthund Sueco. Norwegian gray is the most common: Although rarely seen outside of Scandinavia, is very popular in its home country and is considered the national dog there.

    Physical characteristics

    The dog Gray Norwegian Elkhound has a very classic look, similar to the first dogs domesticated by humans in Western Europe. The waterproof coat in typical shades of gray, black and white already gives an indication of the Nordic origin of this dog Moose Hunter. But it also has the effect that some laymen at first glance consider it a mixed race with parts of the Huskys. With a maximum height of 52 cm at the withers and a body weight of about 24 kg with compact structure, the Gray Norwegian Elkhound belongs to the medium-sized breeds and is larger than the Black Norwegian Elkhound. The pointy ears are erect and the tail is ideally rolled slightly over the back..

    Character and skills

    The Gray Norwegian Elkhound they are intelligent animal companions with their own personalities. So if you are looking for a four-legged friend who is willing to subordinate himself, you are wrong with this proud fellow. The breed is considered brave, smart and friendly. To the Gray Norwegian Elkhound they usually like to bark, make sure to monitor it since they are puppies. Many Gray Norwegian Elkhound they are therefore very suitable as watchdogs, because they are alerted by strangers – However, it is quite possible that this human-friendly breed will be caressed by a stranger. In an emergency, However, loyal four-legged friends are always ready to defend their loved ones. The Gray Norwegian Elkhound can be well kept as a family dog – whenever I exercise a lot outside. He gets along very well with children and shows his playful side, especially when interacting with them.

    Gray Norwegian Elkhound Training

    Although this breed does not have a submissive nature, is considered easy to create. An advantage is that this friendly and social dog does not tend to dominate or attack. In any case, it is important to have a sufficient workload, because a boring Gray Norwegian Elkhound seek their occupation independently, and this is usually not to the liking of their owners. In addition, make sure that from the age of the puppy you work for a good recovery of the hunting dog. You should also take into account the joy of barking when you train. Attending a dog training school can support you and your quadruped in joint learning and also reinforces their social streak in handling their peers..

    Gray Norwegian Elkhound Health

    These Norwegian hunters they are considered very robust and hardly prone to genetic diseases. There is a slight predisposition to the eye disease Progressive Retinal Atrophy (ARP) and hip dysplasia – before buying a puppy, Please, talk to the breeder in question, who will be happy to inform you about sanitary precautions for your farm animals. Exercising and eating a balanced diet is the best way to keep your puppy's joints in shape during old age.. Make sure this dog always has a cool place to stay in summer – the breed tolerates cold well, but is considered to be heat sensitive. The Gray Norwegian Elkhound can reach an age of up to 16 years, some even more.

    Gray Norwegian Elkhound Nutrition

    Like every dog, the Gray Norwegian Elkhound you need a balanced diet that is high in meat. So make sure to feed a food where meat is at the top of its intake, regardless of whether you choose wet or dry food. The Gray Norwegian Elkhound tend to gain weight quickly, so you should always watch your daily ration and include treats. Manufacturer's instructions are only a rough guide, as metabolism and exercise change your dog's energy needs. So check your partner's weight regularly so that you can counter if he gains or loses weight. If you want to reward your dog, use high-quality sugar-free snacks or cereals. Chunks of freeze-dried meat for dogs are a good example. Dry chews meet your partner's chewing needs. Make sure your four-legged friend always has enough drinking water at his disposal.

    Gray Norwegian Elkhound Care

    This dog's coat consists of a longer top coat and a dense undercoat.. It is very weather resistant and easy to brush. However, the Gray Norwegian Elkhound you also lose a relatively large amount of hair, especially during coat change twice a year. During this time, you should brush him daily to stop the flood of hair in your home and rid the dog of dead hair. Especially with older animals or if your dog walks mainly on the soft forest floor, you may need to trim the claws regularly. This will prevent your Gray Norwegian Elkhound get hurt if you get stuck with them. If you are not sure, ask your vet to show you how to trim them during checkups – you can usually do the pedicure yourself with special pliers. When brushing your dog's ears, also check that they are not dirty and use a special ear cleaner for dogs if necessary. You can effectively prevent tartar and its consequences by brushing your dog's teeth every day along with a dog toothbrush and an animal-friendly toothpaste.. If you are considering this, you should get your puppy used to the ritual around its shiny little teeth.

    Is A Gray Norwegian Elkhound Right For Me?

    The Gray Norwegian Elkhound still well suited to hunters, but he can also be a happy family dog ​​if he has enough outdoor activity. Not a dog for the city. A fenced garden would be an ideal addition to your home. This breed is not made for living in a small apartment.. You should already have experience with dogs, because although the Gray Norwegian Elkhound be smart and like to learn, will not accept instructions that seem crazy. Here you need the right mix of knowledge and sensitivity. Can get along with cats, but he should have already met them as potential companions at puppy age.

    Like any other four legged friend, keeping this dog requires a not inconsiderable amount of time: Are you ready to spend a few hours outside with your partner every day and in any weather? In addition, estimate costs in advance: In addition to the purchase price and, if required, the basic equipment, there are regular expenses for vet visits, high quality food, as well as the tax and insurance of the dog.

    Where can I buy a Gray Norwegian Elkhound?

    If you are looking for a Gray Norwegian Elkhound outside scandinavia, you must have a little patience. So it makes sense to contact Nordic dog clubs directly, that can help you, for example, to make contacts abroad. Because especially in the far north there are naturally more specimens. In scandinavia, a few 2.000 puppies of the breed see the light of day every year.

    The probability of finding a Gray Norwegian Elkhound adult in animal shelters is extremely low outside of Scandinavia. So, even if you prefer to give an old animal a new home, contact the Nordic dog clubs in your country. The hybrids of the protectors are also possibly questioned, that they will be glad of a common coexistence with you.

    We wish you much joy with your friendly companion from the far north!!

    Ratings of the Gray Norwegian Elkhound

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Gray Norwegian Elkhound” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

    Adaptation ⓘ

    5.0 rating
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Dog friendly ⓘ

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Hair loss ⓘ

    5.0 rating
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Affection Level ⓘ

    5.0 rating
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Need to exercise ⓘ

    4.0 rating
    4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Social Needs ⓘ

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Apartment ⓘ

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Grooming ⓘ

    5.0 rating
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Stranger Friendly ⓘ

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Barking Tendencies ⓘ

    5.0 rating
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Health Issues ⓘ

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Territorial ⓘ

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Cat Friendly ⓘ

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    intelligence ⓘ

    5.0 rating
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    versatility ⓘ

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Child Friendly ⓘ

    5.0 rating
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Watchdog Ability ⓘ

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Playfulness ⓘ

    5.0 rating
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Images of the Gray Norwegian Elkhound

    Photos:

    1 – Norwegian Elk Hunter gray by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/706371
    2 – Norwegian Elk Hunter gray by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/869691
    3 – Norwegian Elk Hunter gray by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1336997
    4 – Norvin Son of Storm owned by Nichola Herron. Photo by sannse at the City of Birmingham Championship Dog Show, 29th August 2003 by True / CC BY-SA
    5 – Norwegian Elk Hunter gray by https://pxhere.com/no/photo/1233791
    6 – Norwegian Elk Hunter gray by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/c%C3%A9sped-mam%C3%ADfero-animales-naturaleza-3259673/

    Gray Norwegian Elkhound Videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 242
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs. With working trial only for the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland).
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.
    • AKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs
    • ANKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs
    • CKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs
    • ​KC – Nordic Hunting Dogs
    • NZKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs
    • UKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs

    FCI Gray Norwegian Elkhound breed standard

    FCI Gray Norwegian Elkhound FCI Gray Norwegian Elkhound

    Alternative names:

      1. Norsk elghund, Grå norsk elghund, Gray Norwegian Elkhound, Small, Grey Elk Dog, Norwegian Moose Dog, Harmaa norjanhirvikoira (English).
      2. Norwegian Elkhound (French).
      3. Norwegischer Elchhund grau (German).
      4. Elkhound, Norueguês cinza (Portuguese).
      5. Norsk elghund, Norsk elghund grå, Cazador de alces noruego gris, Gray Norwegian elkhound, Small grey elk dog, Norwegian moose dog (Spanish).

    Russo-European Laika
    Rusia FCI 304 - Nordic Hunting Dogs

    Russo-European Laika

    It is characterized by its great sense of orientation and its tendency to avoid being confined.

    Content

    History

    The Laika it is an original breed of dog from the far north. They are spread across the entire land mass of Eurasia, from Finland to the Bering Sea. The Laika, in its three variants, It is the breed of dog with the largest closed range of all. In the first place it was called a hunting dog. In the villages of Siberia, However, it is useful in many ways. In addition to his role as a hunting dog, It is a protection dog and a guard dog and has even proven its worth as a sled dog.

    Some associate a dog named “Laika” with the history of space travel. Because the dog Laika was the first living being sent into space by humans. His heat death in the cramped Soyuz capsule was planned from the start. But Laika is also the name of a breed of dog. Most of these dogs are extremely robust and intelligent with a huge gene pool. The Laika It is a breed of dog that has been recognized by the canine world since very early. From the time around 1880 there are several descriptions about these dogs. At that time the animals were already participants in the Moscow dog shows. For thousands of years they had enormous economic and cultural importance. Large parts of Siberia were able to develop by humans only with the help of these dogs.

    In the Middle Ages to modern times the Laika played a central role in the fur trade, what made old russia rich. The Laika he was the best hunter of martens. “The hunting dogs of the Sable they must be fugitives, with an exquisite nose, thin face and ears, and possess great sharpness and intelligence.” So it is said in the old reports. Today, hunting wild boar and other game animals is the specialty of this breed. By the way, the name comes from the Russian word “lajat” for “to bark”. The Laika seek and chase the game quietly at first. Once they have caught it, they start barking loudly so the hunter can find it – Hence the name.

    Until the years 40, the Laika they were raised according to the old tradition. Without any more preambles, the most suitable specimens were taken for common work with and for humans. They were then provided with a standard for modern pedigree dog breeding.
    In 1947 Four races of Laika were established by the Russian Congress of Cynologists, three of them are recognized by the FCI today:

    Then there is the Finnish Spitz, that the Russians call the Karelo-Finnische Laika. But the Laika it has nothing to do with the spitz as we know it. They have a completely different nature, although they may look similar on the outside. The races of Laika are very similar to each other and often only differ in details.

    Here we describe the Russo-European Laika, which has found a certain diffusion especially in eastern Germany. This still has its roots in the times of the GDR. From 1950 the Laika have been hunters here. Last but not least, but not less important, many of those who worked in the construction of pipelines in the vastness of the Soviet Union brought the race Laika To Germany.

    Physical characteristics

    The Russo-European Laika is a dog's size medium, strong, with a slightly longer and dense coat. On the head and ears the hair is short and dense. The construction is almost square. The Laika wears its well feathered tail on its back. The head is reminiscent of a European Spitz with wide awake eyes. Wears it upright like a triangle with pointed ears. The official FCI standard describes a strong dog: “The muscles are dry and well trained. A strong bone structure. Sex differences are clearly marked”. The height at the withers is between 52 and 58 centimeters in males. Bitches are a 2 smaller cm. No weight given. The coat color doesn't really play a role with the Laika. In the Russo-European Laika black with white are considered typical colors.

    Character and skills

    The Laika is a thoroughbred hunting dog. Has a distinctive sharpness of play, defend the prey, it's focused, but not sharp.

    The characteristics that recommend it as a hunting dog and that allow it to survive in the harsh living conditions of Siberia, they do not facilitate its maintenance as a companion and family dog. Therefore, serious breeding expressly attaches importance to a good socialization of the puppies already in the breeder.

    As a thoroughbred hunter you have a high level of initiative and want to work independently and with perseverance.. Some experience is needed, consistency and patience to direct this independent head. Otherwise, he would follow his thoughts and instincts at the right opportunity and hunt on his own.

    Needs a busy master or caregiver who is able and willing to allow a lot of movement. Worth it. The Laika they are really big dogs: Highly intelligent, docile and seemingly unlimited capacity. You have to merge very closely with this dog. Then follow your caregiver without contradictions. It is a fantastic experience of nature to roam the landscape with this wide awake dog.

    The ideal is, if you can lead him on the hunt. The Laika is not a guard dog, but he is willing to defend his family effectively. In front of other dogs he has no interest or is even dominant; seems to feel he is far superior to most local house dogs with his rustic body control and keen emergency senses.

    A true Laika, not bred for exhibitions, embodies a wonderful piece of Nordic nature.

    Attitude

    The Laika not at all a dog for beginners. It has high demands on its maintenance, that stem from your destiny as a hunting dog. In addition, it is a very independent working dog. If one wants to have the clear leading role as a human, this requires a lot of understanding of the dog. This opens the possibility of a very special intimate relationship between man and dog., which is not based on submission but on mutual respect and true friendship. In addition to his passion for hunting, can also be used for the agility and other sports with dogs. Here he is also enormously powerful but also demanding. So it's not enough to just go to dog sports with him once a week.. Monotonous reps aren't your thing either.

    On the other hand, is not picky about attitude. However, a property (well secured) must be available, because at Laika he likes to stay out, what is not to be confused with kennel maintenance. During the hunt the animal never loses contact with its guide. Shows an extraordinary sense of direction, a vital feature in the vastness of Russia. So almost always find – if you want – an exit from the property, and again. A proper hunting guide is ideal. Otherwise, need a teacher or a lover of outdoor sports. The breed is extremely robust and adaptable, but it is not a dog for a flat.

    Education of the Russo-European Laika

    The Russo-European Laika can be well trained for a very experienced dog owner. But you have to get involved with him very intensely. He is open and honest and likes to work with his master and mistress, although his “will to please” be limited. Not a partner for any kind of tricks. Has no problems and is frugal in daily handling, whenever you have your workload on hunting or dog sports.

    Care and health of the Russian-European Laika

    The Russo-European Laika it is absolutely easy to clean. Just need a little grooming here and there, during the coat change a little more.

    Nutrition

    The Laika is free of problems in its nutrition.

    The life expectancy of the Russo-European Laika

    It is not for the world of cacina exhibitions, the Laika healthy breed can easily reach the 12 years and much more with a good physical condition.

    Buy a Laika

    As a buyer you should make sure you get a Laika from a breeder who does not inbreed and only allows natural mating.. Other practices are diametrically opposed to respect and love for these original and robust dogs. If you are interested in a Laika, The first thing you should do is check if you want and can spend a close life, common and sporty with these dogs for at least the next ten years. Then you should get information from a local breeder, who is affiliated with a nodic dog club. A puppy of this breed costs around 1.000 EUR.

    Typical diseases of the Russo-European Laika

    The Laika it is a very healthy and extremely robust breed of dog, as long as he's not unilaterally bred by a supposed beauty in the dog show business. Hardly any other breed of dog today is fortunate enough to have access to such a large population., naturally original, to a genetic potential as great as the Laika in the vastness of Russia. One can only hope that this great opportunity will be seized by the breeding clubs..

    Images of the Russo-European Laika

    Photos:

    1 – Russo-European Laika by https://pxhere.com/de/photo/540768
    2 – Russo-European Laika by https://pxhere.com/de/photo/962571
    3 – Russo-European Laika by https://pxhere.com/de/photo/828184
    4 – Russo-European Laika male on Dog Show in Katowice, 2006 by Konrad Loesch / CC BY
    5 – Russo-European Laika by Timarflex / CC BY-SA
    6 – Russo-European Laika by tracey r / CC BY

    Russo-European Laika Videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 304
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs. With working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.

    FCI Russo-European Laika breed standard

    Russo-European Laika FCI Russo-European Laika FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Laĭka (English).
      2. Laĭka (French).
      3. Russisch-Europäischer Laïka, Laĭka (German).
      4. Laika (Portuguese).
      5. Laika (Spanish).

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