The Finnish article
Original Name : Suomenajokoira
Type : Braccoid
Male size : 21½-24 inches
Female size : 20½-23 inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Finland
Calm, energetic and friendly, never aggressive, Finnish Hounds are medium-sized dogs with a tricolor coat. These rectangular canines – the body is much longer than the height at the withers – are powerful but never heavily built. There is a clear distinction between the sexes.
Viewed from the front, skull of regular breadth, domed; viewed from the side, slightly convex forehead.
Straight, muscular, medium-length back, rather short, powerful loins, long, strong, well developed croup.
Hanging, with the front edge close to the head.
Set low, lightly curved, reaching to the hock.
Short, dense, soft undercoat; medium-length, close, straight, dense, rather harsh topcoat.
At the beginning of the 19th century Finland was home to many different dogs resembling European hounds. The Finnish Hound began after the establishment of the national kennel club in 1889. The first standard was published in 1932, and clubs throughout the country worked to develop the breed. Crossbreeding at the start of last century helped produce the present-day breed.