Breed Organization United Kennel Club Website:
http://www.ukcdogs.com Native Country Finland Other Names Suomenajokoira, Finnish Hound Life Expectancy Approximately 10-12 Years Litter Size No Information Available Breed Group FCI Hound
Breed Appearance The coat of the Finnish Hound is short, dense
and coarse to the touch. The coat pattern is tricolor with tan, a
black saddle and small white markings on head, feet, chest and tail
Breed Description Head: Dignified, fairly cleanly cut.
Slightly domed skull. Pronounced occipital peak. Stop not very
pronounced. Long muzzle. Well-developed nose. Strong jaws.EYES:
Dark. Ears: Moderately long, pendulous. Eyes: Dark Body: Longer than it is tall. Neck well-knit, medium in length.
Deep chest. Fairly arched ribs. Slight tuck-up. Moderately long,
straight, muscular back. Well-developed, powerful croup. Tail: Long and tapering toward the tip. Usually carried level
with the back or slightly lower. Hair: Moderately long, straight, and fairly stiff. Coat: Black mantle. Tan markings on the head, abdomen,
shoulders, thighs, and elsewhere on the legs. Usually white markings
on the head, neck, chest, lower legs, and tip of the tail. Size: Dog: 55 to 61 cm. (22.5-24 in).Bitch: 52 to 58 cm.
(20.5-23 in). Weight: Approx. 25 kk (55 lb).
History This breed similar to the Harrier was created
by Tammelin, a Finnish metalsmith, by crossing German, Swiss,
English, and Scandinavian hounds. The Finnish Hound is believed to
have existed since 1700 and is known for hunting fox, hare, elk, and
Behavior Fast, energetic, calm, and even-tempered, the
Finnish Hound is independent and has a great deal of stamina. He is
a pleasant companion in winter when he is not hunting. He needs a
Health Finnish Hounds suffer from an inherited
disease, cerebellar ataxia, forcing people to euthanize many
Advice He needs space and lots of exercise and
requires regular brushing.