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.