It is believed that the little spitz from the North Bothnia area originates from small laikas that in prehistoric time lived with hunting tribes at the Nordkalotten. It has survived through selective laws of nature where survival of the fittest is the code, hence only the really good hunting dogs had a chance. The breed is foremost known as an excellent hunting dog for forest birds. The Swedish Kennel Club registers ca 100 Norrbottenspets yearly.
SSF Specialklubben för Skällande Fågelhundar (Special Club for Barking Bird Dogs): http://ssf-riks.se/
Health and Well-Being:
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. Two of the major international standards are:
" Today, DNA information can be widely utilized in breeding and in efforts to preserve a breed's health. With the help of DNA testing, it is possible to get information about hereditary diseases and characteristics as well as about genetic diversity and genetic differences, both on an individual and on a breed level. Comprehensive DNA information can thus be harnessed to be a powerful and efficient supportive tool foor sustainable breeding. "
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Sweden: SSF Specialklubben för Skällande Fågelhundar (Special Club for Barking Bird Dogs): http://ssf-riks.se/
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