Nordic dog

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The Icelandic dog belongs to the Nordic dog breeds

A number of dog breeds from the northern regions of Europe, Asia and North America are summarized as Nordic dogs in the FCI system . Nordic dogs are medium-sized to large dogs with a pointed shape with a tail carried over the back or a curled tail . Their coat consists of top hair and double undercoat , which protects against the arctic climate.

Original function

The people of the polar regions have been breeding dogs as herding dogs , hunting dogs and sled dogs since ancient times . Originally, these characteristics were desired combined in a dog and the people of the north were existentially dependent on the cooperation of their dogs.


The Nordic sled, herding and hunting dog breeds are classified by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) in group 5: Spitz and primitive dogs . You are in sections 1 to 3.

Section 1: Nordic sled dogs

Section 2: Nordic hunting dogs

Section 3: Nordic guard and herding dogs

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