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Finnish Hound

Size: Medium / Large

Weight: 45 - 55 lbs.

Height: 22" - 25"

Life Span: 12 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Finland

Also Known As: Suomenajokoira, Finske Stovare

Group: Hound

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Finnish Hound requires moderate exercise. This dog is not recommended for apartment life.

Grooming Needs

The Finnish Hound needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.


The Finnish Hound will follow a scent, but not retrieve. It's a gentle, but active breed that gets along well with children. The breed tends to make a mediocre watch dog due to its calm, amiable nature.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


Today's Finnish Hounds originated from a breeding program during the 1800s. German, French and Swedish Hounds were used as the foundation for the new breed.

Pet Facts

It is the most popular working dog in Finland.

Dog Food for Your Finnish Hound

Puppy select formula dog food

Puppy Select Formula

Features our exclusive balance of nutrients for growing puppies.

Bag of Adult Select Formula

Adult Select Formula

Formulated for dogs of all ages, an excellent choice for multi-dog families.

Senior select formula food for older dogs

Senior Select Formula

Formulated for dogs 7 years and older.

Reduced fat formula dog food

Reduced Fat Formula

30% less fat than Bil-Jac Adult Select.

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