Type: Spitz Companion Dog
Height: Males 17-18 inches, Females 16-17 inches.
Weight: 26-33 lbs.
Life Span: Over 20 years
Country of Origin: Sweden
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
Registries: FCI, CKC, UKC