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Origin / History The Norbottenspets breed originated in Sweden during the 1600s. These dogs were used originally as hunting companions, especially in the northern areas of Sweden. By 1948, these dogs were already in danger of extinction, but enthusiasts sought out the remaining specimens and began a breeding program. This breeding program became successful in increasing the number of Norbottenspets.

In Finland, this breed is referred to as Pohjanpystykorva. Immigrant farmers, however, call the dog by a different name, which is Norbottens-skollandehund. Much effort is going into making sure that these dogs are healthy. These dogs have gone through highly controlled breeding. Sweden has also played a vital role in ensuring that this breed is preserved. Strict breeding practices are being employed for Norbottenspets.

Appearance These dogs have a slender and square body with a broad chest. The height of these dogs is the same as their length. They are neither lightly nor heavily built. Male dogs of this breed are distinctly more masculine looking than females, who are lighter and smaller. The legs of these dogs are straight and muscular, and they have compact feet.

Norbottenspets also have a wedge-shaped head and medium-sized eyes that are dark in colour. Their ears are pointed and stand erect on top of their head. These dogs have a wide muzzle that is well-tapered, and a nose that is black and is self-coloured according to their coat. The teeth of these dogs meet in either a level or scissors bite. Their neck has a good reach and they have a level topline. These dogs have a high tail that is carried in a loose curl over their back. Their coat is dense, straight, hard, and lies close to their body.

Colours Dogs of this breed are white with markings that are brown, tan, blonde, or orange in colour. It's preferable for dogs that are presented in the show ring to have symmetrical colouring.

Temperament These dogs are alert and independent. They make good guard dogs and will bark and warn their family members when there are strangers or intruders in their property. These dogs aren't aggressive or nervous, and can get along well with other canines. They are also good with children. Lively and courageous, these dogs can be very active.

Height and Weight The height of these dogs is approximately 16 to 17 inches, and their weight is around 26 to 33 pounds.

Common Health Problems Due to selective and highly controlled breeding, these dogs are free from any genetic health problems. The illnesses affecting Norbottenspets are those common to other breeds as well.

Living Conditions These dogs can adapt to living in the city just as long as they are provided with enough exercise. It's still best, though, for them to have a yard where they can run around and do some physical activities.

Exercise Requirements Having been originally bred to be working dogs, Norbottenspets need much exercise. They should be taken out for long walks or jogs daily to satisfy their primal instinct to walk. It would also do these dogs good to be allowed to run around freely in a large, secure area.

Training Requirements Training these dogs may be challenging, especially for inexperienced dog owners. Owners must have a lot of patience when training these dogs, because Norbottenspets have a mind of their own and love being independent. It may take some time before these dogs get used to obeying commands, so it's best to start training them at an early age. Proper socialization should also be done from puppyhood onwards to ensure that these dogs are well-mannered.

Life Expectancy These dogs can live for around 12 to 14 years.

Grooming The coat of these dogs is easy to groom and maintain. Owners just need to brush the coat of these dogs on a regular basis to get rid of loose and dead hairs. Brushing or dry shampooing these dogs should be done only when necessary.

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