Finnish Hound

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Finnish Hound
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Overview

A Scent-hound type dog of Finland, the Finnish Hound is very popular and appreciated throughout the Finland and Sweden due to its keen sense of smell, handsome bay, determination and ability to work on tough and rough terrain even in frigid climates of its native land. Very popular in its homeland and Sweden but not known in other parts of the world, even not seen show ring as a companion, it is exclusively a working hunting dog. In appearance, the Finnish Hound is somewhat similar to the other Western Europes Scenthounds, however; it is the most distinctive and good-looking dog among its group. It is characterized as a medium or medium to large breed. It is muscular and giving an athletic look. Typically, the breed is a wonderful hunting dog and has used as a hunting dog for foxes and hares by following the scent. The versatile tracker, eager to hunt dogs, the Finnish Hounds like to work independently and course the quarry with a wonderful passionate barking. Overall, Finnish hound is a friendly, calm, tender, sociable as well as a sprightly hunter. If socialized and trained properly, the most dogs of this breed can tend good with children and tolerate them with gentleness. In order to keep them healthy and fit, the daily exercises must be provided when not applied on any hunting task. It needs early socialization and obedience training. It would like to have an outstanding firm, solid and determined handler for training. The height of the Finnish Hound is 20 to 24 inches at shoulder and weight is 45 to 55 pounds. The Life expectancy of Finnish Hound is about 12 years.

Finnish Hound Other Names

Other Names of Finnish Hound are:

Suomenajokoira

Finsk Stovare

Finnish Bracke

Finnish Scenthound

Finnish Hound History

The history of the Finnish Hounds started from 1800s, when a specific breeding program has started. The abovementioned breed has bred and developed by crossing Swedish, German and French hounds. The purpose of its origination was to have a dog that could work over high terrains of lofty hills even during snowy seasons. Now, the Finnish Hounds have become the most famous and well known working breed of Finland. Not in Finland but it is also Well-known and appreciated in Sweden, but uncommon and hard to fine rest of the world. The favorite season of hunting for Finnish Hound is September to February.

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Finnish Hound Life Expectancy

The Life expectancy of Finnish Hound is about 12 years.

Finnish Hound Appearance

In appearance, the Finnish Hound is somewhat similar to the other Western Europes Scenthounds, however; it is the most distinctive and good-looking dog among its group. It is characterized as a medium or medium to large breed. It is muscular and giving an athletic look. The slightly doomed head of the breed is proportionate to the body. The tapering muzzle is somewhat deep, while nose is wide large coloring black. Moderately long ears of the dog are hanging down close to either side of head. The medium sized eyes are coloring dark brown. The tail of the breed is long, tapering and carried low rather than above the line of rear side. The short coat is also dense and rough to touch. The colors of the coat are tan with black saddle, small white markings on feet, chest, head and tip of the tail.

Finnish Hound Weight and Height

The height of the Finnish Hound is 20 to 24 inches at shoulder and weight is 45 to 55 pounds.

Finnish Hound Temperament

The Finnish hounds are extremely friendly, calm, quite and without no aggression dogs, however; they are much enthusiastic hunter when working in fields. It retains its vigorous hunting instinct with a friendly and gentle nature. Typically, the breed is a wonderful hunting dog and has used as a hunting dog for foxes and hares by following the scent. The versatile tracker, eager to hunt dogs, the Finnish Hounds like to work independently and course the quarry with a wonderful passionate barking. It is mild and calm but need an assertive and firm pack leader for training. It also requires early socialization and obedience training. Overall, Finnish hound is a friendly, calm, tender companion as well as a sprightly hunter.

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Finnish Hound with children and other pets

If socialized and trained properly, the most dogs of this breed can tend good with children and tolerate them with gentleness. It should introduce and socialized well with strangers and teach the humans not show them aggression because these dogs not like human aggression. Once you socialized, it can get well along the strangers and become frank. It can be a good watchdog but due to non-aggressive instinct it is not an effective guard dog.

Finnish Hound Care and Grooming

The short coat of the breed is rather easy to groom. It needs time to time brushing in order to maintain its appealing appearance. They are average shedding dog. The nail should be clipped properly and bath is when needed.

Finnish Hound Health Issues

The issue are unknown.

Finnish Hound Training

Calm and non aggressive, the Finnish Hounds are also sprightly dogs. They need socialization and obedience training. Lessons keep short and bring a diversity in training for best training. Training should be firm, moderate and consistent. It is very active and vigorous dog that will need an active and potent owner.

Finnish Hound Exercise

The Finnish Hounds cannot fit in an apartment living, moderately active indoors and can do well with an average –sized backyard. It is highly spirited and energetic dog. The energetic Finnish Hounds wants to go on daily long brisk walks. In order to keep them healthy and fit, the daily exercises must be provided when not applied on any hunting task.

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Finnish Hound Recognition

The FKC, FCI, APRI, ACR, DRA, ACA recognized these dogs as a breed.

Finnish Hound Group

Finnish Hound falls in following group

Hound

Finnish Hound Talents

The talents of the Finnish Hound are:

Tracking & Hunting

Family Companion

Finnish Hound Litter Size

Normal litter size of Finnish Hound is 4 to 8 puppies.

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