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Norbottenspets

Nordic hunter

Breed
FCI-5
Spitz and Primitive types
FCI
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Original Name : Norrbottenspets

Type : Lupoid

Male size : Ideally, 17¾ inches

Female size : Ideally, 16½ inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Sweden

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As a hunting dog, the Norbottenspets must be attentive and brave, giving the impression of an alert, active animal that is amiable and self-assured. A Norbottenspets should never be nervous, shy or aggressive.

Head+

Lean, strong, well shaped, wedge-shaped viewed from above and the side.

lupoid

Body+

Depth (the distance between the highest point of the withers and the lowest point of the chest) is around half the height at the withers.

lupoid

Coat+

Ideally, white with yellow or red-brown markings, though any color is acceptable.

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Ears+

Set high, a little more than medium-sized, stiff, firmly pricked.

lupoid

Tail+

Set relatively high, carried fairly high in a curve, loosely rolled, tip touching the side of the upper thigh.

lupoid

Hair+

Hard, short, straight and rather close, with fine, dense undercoat.

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Whether in Finland or Sweden, the two countries where it is principally bred, the Norbottenspets has always been a working dog. At the end of World War II the population was down to the bare bones, but the dedication of fanciers helped save the breed. These compact, square-shaped Spitz-type dogs are lean and strong. They carry their head high. There is a very distinct difference between the sexes. Ideally, these dogs are bold, attentive, full of beans and good natured, making them very good guard dogs.

Did you know ?

A Nordbottenspets should canter or trot with suppleness and regularity, covering a great deal of terrain, driven by the powerful hindquarters, while the topline remains perfectly stable.

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