The Norrbottenspets (also known as Nordic Spitz, Norrbottenspitz, Pohjanpystykorva) is an ancient breed of spitz type dogs that originated in Sweden. This dog was primarily used as hunting and farm dog but is now gaining popularity as family companion pet. Announced the National dog of Sweden, the Norrbottenspets originated in 1600s from Dingo dogs. It became almost extinct during WWII but was revived in 1960s when some dogs were found in remote Swedish villages.

The Norrbottenspets is a small, squarely built compact dog that stands between 16-18 inches and weighs about 18-33 lbs. There should be lightness and power reflected in the dog. It comes with a wedge-shaped broad skull and moderately long muzzle that tapers to a black nose. Large almond shaped eyes can be of any colour, from light amber to deep brown. High set ears are erect. The back is rather short but strong and muscular. The dog has a well developed fore-chest, a deep chest and a rib cage that reached below the elbows. The double coat of this breed has fine, soft and thick undercoat and rough, straight and close-fitting topcoat. White is common colour with red, tan or brown markings. Rather high set tail is carried in a high curve, loosely curled with the tip of tail touching side of thigh.

This breed is NOT recognized by AKC but is registered with Foundation Stock Services, awaiting full recognition. It is recognized by other major kennel clubs like FCI, UKC and CKC.

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