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Norrbottenspets puppy

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Norrbottenspets adult
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Hailing from Sweden, the Norrbottenspets is a member of the Spitz family of dogs. Originally used to hunt small game and as an all-purpose farm dog, today this dog is mostly bred to be an affectionate companion. 

The Norrbottenspets excels at a type of hunting called tree barking and is therefore a very vocal animal! 

Similar in appearance to the Finnish Spitz and the Norwegian Lundehund, the Norrbottenspets is sometimes referred to as the Nordic Spitz. 

The Norrbottenspets stands up to 18 inches tall at the shoulder. He has a thick, straight, hard double coat that provides good all-weather protection. Unlike most other Nordic breeds, the Norrbottenspets' coat is short. Ideally, his coat is white with yellow or red/brown markings, but all colours are permitted. Even with regular combing, he will shed! Like other members of the Spitz family, the Norrbottenspets has naturally erect ears, a pointed muzzle, and carries his tail curled up over his back.

Although small, the Norrbottenspets is a strong, compact, and alert dog. A member of the Hounds Group of dogs, the Norrbottenspets is happiest when his high-spirited nature can be channeled into having a job to do. He does best when involved in hunting, high obedience, search and rescue, or tracking. He is swift, agile, persistent, and has a high level of endurance. The Norrbottenspets is very social and needs to be a member of the family. He is very good with children.

Considered a rare breed, the Norrbottenspets is virtually unknown in North America. However, his lovable and self-confident nature makes him a wonderful companion. His excellent hunting instincts make him an ideal partner for the sports hunter. The Norrbottenspets is a fast learner and respects firm leadership. As an active dog, the Norrbottenspets requires regular outdoor exercise.


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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Rebecca Boyle, RNB Reg'd

British Columbia 


Pamela Cleary
1301 Mt Gardner Road
Bowen Island, BC  V0N 1G2

Afloat Kennel Reg'd 

Neda Joss
168 Saliken Drive
Penticton, BC    V2A 8V6
(250) 490-1085

Savo Kennel



Colins, Inger and Zale 
Box 1535
Okotoks, AB  T1S 1B5
(403) 995-0789

Valhallasun Reg'd Kennel

Laura McKenna Lange
Box 1, Site 15, RR#2
Cochrane, AB   T4C 1A2
(403) 932-6376

Koyote Kennels



Rebecca Boyle
Box 1262 
Kindersley, SK  S0L 1S0
(306) 463-6224

RNB Reg'd 





Did you know?

The Norrbottenspets
is the 
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