This small, sturdy Spitz breed was developed to hunt—not simply small herbivores, but fur-bearing weasels like marten, sable, and mink. Because the price of fur deflated after WWII, the breed was thought to be extinct. However, two decades later they were found thriving as farm and family dogs. This adaptable, friendly, loyal pup makes a great family pet, but early training and socialization are recommended.
1. Norrbottenspets 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Norrbottenspets Temperament and Training
3. Norrbottenspets Diet and Feeding
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Norrbottenspetss generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Norrbottenspetss. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Norrbottenspets with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.