Are Norrbottenspets rare?

Norrbottenspets are rare outside of Finland and Sweden. Prospective owners outside of these countries will likely need to do a good deal of searching in order to find a breeder. But it will be well worth it—Norrbottenspets make excellent family companions.

How much is a Norrbottenspets?


The Norrbottenspets at a Glance
Average annual expenses $820 a year as a starting figure
Cost to purchase $1,200
Rescue organizations National Icelandic Sheepdog Rescue Alliance, Norrbottenspets Dog Rescues, also check local shelters and rescues
Biting Statistics None reported

How much does a Finnish Spitz puppy cost?

If you are in the market for a Finnish Spitz puppy, you can expect to pay between $1,000 and $2,000. These dogs are famous for their fox-like red coats, but the puppies are often born with black fur.

Are Finnish Spitz good family dogs?

The Finnish spitz is home-loving and friendly. The dog is loyal to his family, playful, and yet patient with children, and is generally good with other pets. The Finnish spitz is leery of people he does not know and will guard by barking if a stranger comes around, but he is not considered an aggressive dog.

Are Norrbottenspets hypoallergenic?


Are Finnish Spitz hard to train?

The Finnish Spitz learns quickly but is clever and independent and thus challenging to train. These vocal dogs will greet you with throaty sounds of crooning, purring, and yodeling. They love to bark, and their barking pattern is high-pitched, piercing, and rapid (more than 150 barks per minute).

How much does a Samoyed cost?

Samoyeds aren’t exactly cheap, although they are relatively reasonably priced by purebred standards. Most Samoyeds cost between $600 and $1500. However, some – especially those from award-winning bloodlines – may cost $3,000 or more. Samoyeds are generally considered one of the more expensive dog breeds you can buy.

Can Finnish Spitz be left alone?

Finnish Spitz are lively, high-energy dogs and require lots of daily exercise. If left outside alone for too long, Finnish Spitz will bark at everything they see unless trained at an early age not to do so.

What breed of dog did Vikings have?

Norwegian Buhund
The Norwegian Buhund (Buhund) is a member of the Herding Group and a typical northern breed of the spitz type, with prick ears and a tightly curled tail. Although their exact origin hasn’t been identified, they were known in Scandinavia even before the days of the Vikings.

Did the Vikings own dogs?

Pets were as important to the Norse of the Viking Age (c. 790-1100 CE) as they were to any other culture, past or present. The Vikings kept dogs and cats as pets and both feature in Norse religious iconography and literature. The Norse also kept pet bears and birds, such as the falcon, hawk, and the peacock.

Can a norrbottenspet be kept as a pet?

Generally even tempered, the breed is said to have a low tolerance for children bothering them. Today the majority of Norrbottenspets are kept as pets, but traditionally the breed has been maintained as a hunting dog and general farm dog.

What kind of activity does a norrbottenspet do?

Activity Requirements – Norrbottenspets are basically hunting dogs and therefore they have an ingrained gene which makes them extremely active and high energy dog. To maintain their health, they need a lot of exercise on a daily basis including walks/ jogs as well as dog games.

Where did the norrbottenspet breed come from?

The breed originated in Norrbotten, Sweden and Lappland/Kainuuland, Finland, and have been documented as early as the 17th century. Sweden and Finland argue about the true home of the Norrbottenspets, but clearly the dog has spent much time in both countries. The dogs were mainly used as hunting companions.

What kind of markings does a Norrbotten dog have?

The breed can be seen in all colours, although white with red, yellow, cream, tan or black markings is most common; the breed standard states they should be white with either yellow or red patches.