The Ainu's (or
character is full of desirable qualities. The breed has
proven a fearless and determined hunter, watchdog, guard and
defender, as well as a loyal and well-behaved dog.
Bred solely to be companions, the American Eskimo Dog thrives on
being part of the family. They are considered to be one of the most
intelligent of all dog breeds.
Intelligent, dignified and a wonderful companion to the
experienced owner, the Chinese Shar-pei is not for everyone.
He can do well with children, but should be supervised around
an excellent pet for children, especially when the dog is raised
with them. Chinooks are incredibly loyal and work reliably
This highly active breed needs a consistent means to let loose its
energy and hunting instinct, or else the East Siberian Laika will
find a less constructive way to do so.
curious and very intelligent, The Eskimo Dog is easy to train, and
once commands have been mastered, he never forgets them.
Eurasier dogs are calm, even-tempered dogs. They are watchful and
alert, yet reserved towards strangers without being timid or
One of the ten most popular
breeds in Finland. Since it was employed as a herding dog that needed to work
closely with man, the Finnish Lapphund remains popular as a family pet.
Brave, friendly, lively and alert and a playful rascal, the Finnish Spitz enjoys and demands affection and attention.
alert, watchful and buoyant, German Spitz make good watchdogs. And
as with other Nordic breeds, consistent and focused training is
needed to bring out the best in the German Spitz breed.
Of the five
known sizes of German Spitz, the Wolfspitz is among the largest.
With a single grey color coat, German Wolfspitz are most adaptable,
happily going with owners on a 30-mile walk or cuddling
in front of the fire.
Like so many of
the other northern breeds, the German Spitzes are happy and buoyant,
displaying charming smiles and seeming to laugh with you—or at you.
heavy-built and principally remains a working dog. The Greenland Dog
is not a good first-time dog, since it requires a master who really
understands canine behavior.
Cheerful, friendly, highly active,
inquisitive, playful and unafraid. Most Icelandic Sheepdogs adore children and get along
well with other dogs and pets
Bred for hunting large game, such as wolf, bear and moose. The
daily exercise, lest it become frustrated or even destructive.
Nordic Dogs Continued >