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Finnish Hound

Suomenajokoira, Finnish Bracke


The Finnish Hound is a tri colored, medium sized, short coated hound that is strongly built but not heavy. Males and females should have distinctly marked sex characteristics.

Friendly, calm and never aggressive, yet energetic in the hunt, the Finnish Hound is used as a hunting dog for hare and fox by following the scent. Eager to hunt in difficult circumstances. He works independently, is a versatile tracker and pursues the quarry with passionate barking. Make sure you are this dog’s calm, but firm, confident pack leader to prevent behavior issues. Proper human to canine communication is essential.

Size Medium
Height 20-24 inches (52-61 cm)
Weight 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg)
Lifespan 10-12 years
Colors Tricolor
Origin Finland
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

The Finnish Hound is not recommended for apartment life. It is moderately active indoors and does best with at least an average-sized yard.

Good With Children

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs

This is an energetic working dog with enormous stamina. It needs to be taken on daily, brisk, long walks, where the dog is made to heel beside or behind the human holding the lead. Never in front, as instinct tells a dog the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human. It should also have plenty of opportunity to run, preferably off the leash in a safe area.




Grooming Requirements

The smooth, short haired coat is easy to maintain. The brushing can be done with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo may be used occasionally if needed. The coat does not need bathing unless extremely dirty. Finnish hounds are average shedders.


Moderate Shedding: Routine brushing will help. Be prepared to vacuum often!



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