Also known as: Nordic Spitz

Breed origin: Sweden
Original purpose: Hunting of black grouse and small fur-bearing animals.

AKC recognized: No
AKC group: Foundation Stock Service

Size: Weight: 20 to 30 lbs
Size: Height: males 17 to 18½ inches; females 15¾ to 17¼ inches
Color: White, with yellowish red or reddish brown markings. Markings of other colors are permitted but are less common.

Life span: 15 to 18 years.

General characteristics/temperament: The Norrbottenspets is active, jolly, vivid, agile, and adaptable. They are active and need some exercise daily, but are not hyper and are generally quiet in the house. They do well in agility and many other competitive dog sports.

Good with children? Yes

Intelligent? Yes

Easy to train? Yes

Energy/Activity Level: Moderate

Suitable canine sports/activities: agility, obedience, rally, flyball, disc, search and rescue

Known health problems: Cataracts.

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Wikipedia breed information page
Breeder website

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