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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.