Finnish Hound

Other names : Suomenajokoira, Finnish Bracke

Photo: adult dog of Finnish Hound breed
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Life expectancy

The Finnish Hound has a life expectancy of between 11 and 13 years




Adult size

Female Between 20 and 23 in
Male Between 22 and 24 in

Adult weight

Female Between 55 and 62 lb
Male Between 55 and 62 lb
Coat colour
Black White Red
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Finnish Hound costs between £400 and £600

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More details about the Finnish Hound

Finnish Hound: Origins and history

During the 1800’s a breeding programme was scheduled which involved Swedish, German and French hounds. The idea was to produce a hound dog that could work in both deep snow and over hilly terrain. The resulting dog, the Finnish Hound, has certainly become one of the most popular dog breeds in Finland. Although it’s quite common in Sweden and Finland, it is very rare to find one of these dogs elsewhere. 

FCI classification of the Finnish Hound

  • Group 6 - Scent hounds and related breeds

  • Section 1 : Scent hounds

Training a Finnish Hound

When it comes to scenting and hunting routines, this dog needs little or no training. However, the same cannot be said for other circumstances. The Finnish Hound can find obedience to be quite challenging and will often tire of his training and become quite stubborn.

Finnish Hound: Purchase price

The initial cost to purchase a Finnish Hound puppy is between £400 to £600. In addition, a monthly budget of between £80 to £100 will cover costs for feed, vet bills, and pet insurance

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