Other name: Norrbottenspets

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Life expectancy

The Norrbottenspitz has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 16 and 17 in
Male Between 17 and 19 in

Adult weight

Female Between 20 and 22 lb
Male Between 20 and 22 lb
Coat colour
White Red Sand
Type of coat
Eye colour
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More details about the Norrbottenspitz

Norrbottenspitz: Origins and history

The Norrbottenspitz originates from Sweden or Finland (who knows?), with written documentation of the breed found from the 1600s. While some believe the breed descends from Dingos, it’s true origins are unknown. However, it has classically been used as a working dog, a guard dog and even in search and rescue jobs. The breed came shockingly close to extinction after WWI, but thanks to a dedicated breeding programme, the population now manages to flourish.

FCI classification of the Norrbottenspitz

  • Group 5 - Spitz and primitive types

  • Section 2 : Nordic Hunting Dogs

Training a Norrbottenspitz

Although the Norbottenspitz has the intelligence to pick up tricks and commands with ease, the breed can be a little free-thinking during training sessions. Plenty of rewards and positive reinforcement works best, with lots of patience and dedication thrown in for good measure. Truthfully, the Norbottenspitz can make a very obedient pooch - it just may take some time to get there!

Norrbottenspitz: Purchase price

We do not have enough data to set an average price. However, looking after a dog of this size typically costs between £70 to £100 a month, including food, medical/insurance, and incidental expenses.

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