Size: Medium / Large
Weight: 45 - 55 lbs.
Height: 22" - 25"
Life Span: 12 years
Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.
Also Known As: Suomenajokoira, Finske Stovare
Category: Companion Dog
The Finnish Hound requires moderate exercise. This dog is not recommended for apartment life.
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.
It is the most popular working dog in Finland.