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      Profile Updates   08/22/2017

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    Brief Description: 

    Many hunters consider the Finnish Hound to be the world's best game-pursuing breed at the moment.

    The Finnish Hound is a native breed and one of the most popular dog breeds in Finland. It is used almost solely to hunt hares or foxes. It works independently, tracking either earth or airborne scent and will pursue game and bark passionately. The long hunting season for hares and foxes contribute to the breed's popularity. The Finnish Kennel Club registered 1,475 Finnish Hounds in 2012. In total, 20,030 Finnish Hounds were registered in 2003-2012.

    From: Kennelliito (The Finnish Kennel Club, IPFD Founding Partner) Native Breeds: Finnish Hound

     


    Links to Breed Descriptions: 

    From:  Kennelliito (The Finnish Kennel Club, IPFD Founding Partner)

        Native Breeds: Finnish Hound

     

    Native Breeds Finland Finnish Hound.jpgMany hunters consider the Finnish Hound to be the world's best game-pursuing breed at the moment.

    The Finnish Hound is a native breed and one of the most popular dog breeds in Finland. It is used almost solely to hunt hares or foxes. It works independently, tracking either earth or airborne scent and will pursue game and bark passionately. The long hunting season for hares and foxes contribute to the breed's popularity. The Finnish Kennel Club registered 1,475 Finnish Hounds in 2012. In total, 20,030 Finnish Hounds were registered in 2003-2012.

    The systematic development of the Finnish Hound breed can be said to have begun when hunting enthusiasts established Suomen Kennelklubi, a precursor of the Finnish Kennel Club, in 1889. One of their first objectives was the development of a hound-type breed for Finnish conditions.
    As the breeds introduced to our country from abroad, primarily Russia, Sweden and England, did not meet the requirements of the Finnish hunting community, a group of active hunters began to search the existing Finnish dog population for individuals with the best hunting traits. The aim was to breed a native hound-type dog from them.

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    Other Names for Breed: 
    • Finsk stövare
    • Suomenajokoira
    • Chien courant finnois
    • Sabueso finlandés
    • Finnischer Laufhund - Finnenbracke
    • Finsk Støver

    Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club: 

    Country of origin: Finland

     

    Finnish Kennel Club - An IPFD Founding Partner !

     

    WOW!  Awesome new link;  The Finnish Canine Museum.  Fabulous online resource with information on the history of Finnish breeds.

     

    history of Finnish dog breeds.png

     

     


    Health and Well-Being: 

    Some sources of health information include:

    1. National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
    2. Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
    3. Research articles
    4. Breed club surveys


    Breed Standards: 

    There are numerous breed standards.

    The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.

    One of the major international standards is:

    FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)


    Breed-Specific Statistics: 

    1. Swedish Insurance Data

    • Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
      This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.
      Click here to view downloads

       

    2. Finnish Kennel Club:

    Registration and breeding statistics available online.

     


    Breeding/Health Strategy Documents: 

    Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:

    1. The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch
    2. Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
    3. Finland 


    Breed-Specific DNA Tests: 

    The Kennel Club list of DNA tests available for each breed along with an indication as to whether the test is part of the Assured Breeder Scheme (recommended or required) and whether it is recorded on the Kennel Club registration database: http://www.dogwellnet.com/content/_/health-and-breeding/screening-tests/dna/dna-tests-for-use-in-breeding-decisions/the-kennel-club-breed-specific-dna-tests-upd-r234 


    Breed Clubs: 

    We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.




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