< Nordic Dogs Part 1
Kai Inu Dog
The Kai Inu
originated from medium-sized dogs that existed in Japan in the
ancient times. It became established as a breed where it served as a
tireless, all-weather hunting breed.
This is not a breed for inexperienced dog owners. A robust,
persistent, and powerful dog, the Karelian Bear dog is very loyal to
its owner's family and makes a good household companion when it is
Karelo-Finnish Laika dog is an affectionate and friendly with the
family dog. However, he is often aloof and mistrustful with
strangers. Some dogs guard their masters and their property.
used as a boar hunter, the Kishu Inu is a very intelligent,
loyal family dog that has become one of the most popular breeds in
The Nenet Herding Laika is a working, yet warm dog that fulfills
the role of a guard and herding dog. This dog loves to work, he is
intelligent and free thinking, needing little guidance. He is very
devoted and people-oriented.
(aka Nordic Spitz)
Kept mostly as a
companion pet in Sweden, the
Norbottenspets dog is smaller than most Spitz breeds. It
is a quiet, well behaved, and affectionate breed.
brave and vocal but not aggressive.
The Buhund is friendly and fun loving and gets along with both
people and other animals.
(aka Norwegian Puffin Dog)
A small dog breed originating from Norway and originally bred for
hunting puffins. Curious and friendly, the Norwegian Lundehund
loves people and will snuggle with you for hours.
hunting dog, The Russo-European Laika is a very affectionate and
strongly attached to the master. Also a very
good family dog, a great watchdog and he is exceptionally tolerant
Fearless, loyal, and willing to please, the Sanshu is a very
dedicated family and companion dog.
Generally independent and intelligent dogs. They have a
reputation for struggling with obedience training and must always be
on a leash. Shiba Inus are natural runners and will try anything to
ideal companion for active outdoor people, Shikoku dogs are very
energetic and active outside but they are calm and quiet indoors.
The Shikoku is a very intelligent dog and a quick learner.
counterpart to the Finnish Lapphund, the Swedish Lapphund is used
commonly for deer herding and is kept primarily as a companion dog.
Siberian Laikas are versatile hunting dogs capable of hunting both
small and large prey. They are very loyal and extremely protective
of their owner in the wild.