The Norrbottenspets is a breed of dog of the spitz type. It is a breed whose original purpose was a farm and hunting dog but has recently become more popular as a companion dog. The Norrbottenspets is used to hunt wood grouse, black grouse, capercaillie and hazel grouse, but also fox, marten and raccoon. Some individuals are also effective with mammals as large as moose and grizzly bear. Norrbottenspets was formerly used in hunting squirrels, when squirrel fur was valuable in the beginning of the 20th century and earlier.
Also known as
This breed is also called Norbottenspets, Norbottenspetz, Nordic Spitz, Norrbottenspitz as well as Pohjanpystykorva.
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