Type: Spitz Companion Dog

Height: Males 17-18 inches, Females 16-17 inches.

Weight: 26-33 lbs.

Life Span: Over 20 years

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Country of Origin: Sweden


Watch-dog: Low

Guard-dog: Yes

Description: The Norrbottenspets is a small dog breed that is related to the Spitz family of dogs. It was commonly used for both hunting and farming, and it originates in Sweden. This breed has existed since antiquity, but its popularity has risen in recent years as more people have purchased it as a companion dog

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Other Names: Nordic Spitz, Norrbottenspitz, Pohjanpystykorva

Colors: Tan, orange, or brown.

Coat: Double coated, Medium short thick, coarse, off-standing, dense outer-coat, soft undercoat.

Temperament: Affectionate, loyal, vigilant, attentive, lively, happy, self-confident, fearless, tidy, alert, independent, very active, friendly, likes to bark, intelligent, cunning, mind of its own, stamina, energetic, likes to wander, strong hunting instincts - stronger than companion bonds.

With Children: Yes

With Pets: Yes

Care and Training: Much exercise, brush, patience to train, requires persuasive trainer with good insight into character to achieve basic levels of training.

History: Ancient breed prior to Vikings, almost went extinct, national dog of Sweden.

First Registered by the AKC: 2007

AKC Group: Miscellaneous

Class: Hound

Registries: FCI, CKC, UKC