Finnish Hound
Suomenajokoira, Finsk Stovare

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Finnish Hound
Finsk Stovare
Finnish Bracke

Descended from French, German and Swedish hounds, the Finnish hound was bred to be able to handle hilly and snowy terrain. They are common in Finland and Sweden but rare in other countries.

Hare & Fox Hunting

Life Expectancy
Can live roughly 12 years

Weight & Height
Up to 45-55 pounds & 20 to 24 inches tall at the shoulders

Known Health Problems
Cerebellar Ataxia

Physical Description
The medium size hound type dog is solid and robustly built. The is well proportioned and the muzzle is long. The nose and eyes are black in color. The ears are long and hang down. The tail is long and never docked.

This dog is friendly, calm and energetic though they should never be aggressive. They are usually do well with children other people in the home. They are an eager hunting dog used for hunting hare and fox.

The Finnish Hound is highly intelligent and training should not be too difficult.

Living Conditions
Not suitable for apartment living. They should be kept in a home that has a decent yard for him to run in.

Brush occasionally and use a dry shampoo.. Bathe only when necessary.

They need to be taken for regular walks and be given space to run.

Coat Texture
The outer coat is medium in length, close-lying, straight, dense and harsh. The outer coat is short, dense and soft.

Coat Colors


4-8 Puppies are usually born per litter.

Finnish Kennel Club
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
American Pet Registry
American Canine Registry


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Finnish Hound Breeders

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