Get to know the Finnish Hound
All you need to know about the breed
Muscular and athletic Finnish Hounds look as if they were bred for the outdoors – probably because they were. The breed’s origins date back to the late 19th century, when hunters set out to create the perfect helper dog for Finnish conditions. The result is this hardy and athletic breed in shades of white, tan and black, with a distinctive mantle marking on their dense, smooth coats.
The dogs are renowned for their tracking and chasing skills, but also for being friendly, calm and affectionate around their humans. Training should be straightforward, with plenty of patience and a consistent approach, not to mention some snacks (taken out of their daily food rations of course).
Finnish Hounds do get on well with children – although of course, as with any large dog, they should not be left unattended with them. However, because of their strong prey instinct they are not recommended for households that include small pets such as guinea pigs or rabbits – not good news for the latter.
Finnish Hounds’ high energy levels and exercise needs also mean they are not suitable for novice owners – but with the right (read energetic) human, they will make a great team.
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Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Finnish Hound
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