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Finnish Hound

The Finnish article

Breed
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Scenthounds and Related Breeds
FCI
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Original Name : Suomenajokoira

Type : Braccoid

Male size : 21½-24 inches

Female size : 20½-23 inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Finland

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Calm, energetic and friendly, never aggressive, Finnish Hounds are medium-sized dogs with a tricolor coat. These rectangular canines – the body is much longer than the height at the withers – are powerful but never heavily built. There is a clear distinction between the sexes.

Head+

Viewed from the front, skull of regular breadth, domed; viewed from the side, slightly convex forehead.

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Body+

Straight, muscular, medium-length back, rather short, powerful loins, long, strong, well developed croup.

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Coat+

Tricolor.

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Ears+

Hanging, with the front edge close to the head.

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Tail+

Set low, lightly curved, reaching to the hock.

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Hair+

Short, dense, soft undercoat; medium-length, close, straight, dense, rather harsh topcoat.

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At the beginning of the 19th century Finland was home to many different dogs resembling European hounds. The Finnish Hound began after the establishment of the national kennel club in 1889. The first standard was published in 1932, and clubs throughout the country worked to develop the breed. Crossbreeding at the start of last century helped produce the present-day breed.

Did you know ?

Finnish Hounds are enthusiastic hare and fox trackers, even in tough conditions. They work independently, chasing the game while barking resonantly.

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