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Nordic Spitz, Norrbottenspitz, Pohjanpystykorva


The Norrbottenspets should be a light spitz dog, yet powerful in appearance. There should be lightness and power reflected in the dog. Males are noticeably more masculine than females, who are smaller and of lighter build. It should give the impression of being alert, spritely, and intelligent. In proportions the Norrbottenspets is slightly taller than long - fit for the original use as a hunter. The tail should curl over the back and rest on the hips.

The Norrbottenspets is a physical mixture of endurance, speed, and strength. The ribcage has elements of both speed and strength. Viewed from the front the ribcage is oval and relatively deep, half from height. The ribcage is also relatively long with well-developed last ribs. The arched neck, distinguishable withers and slightly slanting croup makes the lines of the body very speedy. The underline has only a slight tuck up, which with the long ribcage reflects endurance.

Size Medium
Height Male: 17.72 inches (45 cm)Female: 16.54 inches (42 cm)
Weight Male: 24-33 pounds (11-15 kg)Female: 18-27 pounds (8-12 kg)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Colors Brown & White White & Tan White & Blonde Yellow
Origin Sweden
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

It needs regular exercise for apartment living and is best with a small to average-size yard. This breed is able to handle most types of hot and cold weather.

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


Moderately Easy Training: The Mudi is average when it comes to training. Results will come gradually.



Grooming Requirements

Low Maintenance: The Norrbottenspets coat should be brushed regularly but only bathed when necessary. This breed is generally easy to care for.


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



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