Close and outwardly similar to Finnish hound breeds are the Hamilton Hound and the Schiller Hound, as well as the Scottish Hound.
The Finnish hound is very popular in Scandinavia. It is kept not only as a hunting dog, but also as a companion dog, as well as a show dog, because it has a spectacular appearance and excellent character.
Finnish hound, Suomenajokoira, Finsk Stovare, Finnish Hound.
Large, robust hound with loose but snug skin and medium-sized proportional ears. The color is usually three-colored - red - black-backed (with a black back) and white marks on the muzzle, chest, stomach, as well as the limbs and end of the tail. Height at the withers 56 - 64 cm, weight 25 kg. This hound is taller than its counterparts from Scandinavia, and is approaching in size and type to the American foxhound.
It was first shown in Finland in 1870, but by origin it is an older breed dating back much more than a hundred years. Like other breeds of huskies, it was obtained by crossing different breeds. The basis of the Finnish hound lay crosses of the English Foxhound with French, German and Swedish hounds. This is a born hunter, passionate and skillful.
The Finnish hound will appreciate such an owner who will not spare the time to wander with her on the hunting grounds. She is not very inclined, however, to similar sorties on winter cold days and will prefer to lie down at home in the warmth. This dog can easily be kept at home, but it is characterized by a certain independence of character, although it does not mind if someone from the family sits next to her on the couch.
FINNISH HUND, a breed of hunting hounds.
It was bred in Finland at the beginning of the 19th century by the jeweler Tammelin by crossing English, German, Swiss and Scandinavian hounds for hunting fox, hare, moose and lynx. Widely distributed in many Scandinavian countries, individual copies are available in Russia and the Baltic countries. Slender, beautiful, high-legged dog. The height at the withers is 51-61 cm, the weight is not regulated by the standard. Head elongated, muzzle long, square sawn-off shotgun. The nose is black, wide, with well-developed nostrils. Ears are long, hanging, set high. Smart look. The tail is long, set rather high, not thrown back. The coat is short, adjacent. The color is dark red with black cheprak and white marks on the throat, chest, on the lower third of the limbs and on the end of the tail. Calm, affectionate, but a little obedient dog. Physical exercise is required.
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