6 Scandinavian Dog Breeds for Cool Climate Living

Norwegian Elkhound

The Norwegian Elkhound is a robust and versatile breed that thrives in cold climates. 

Swedish Vallhund

Also known as the "Viking Dog," the Swedish Vallhund is a small herding breed that originates from Sweden.

Finnish Lapphund

Originally used by the indigenous Sami people for herding reindeer, the Finnish Lapphund is a medium-sized spitz-type breed. 

Icelandic Sheepdog

As the only native dog breed of Iceland, the Icelandic Sheepdog is well-adapted to the country's harsh climate. 

Norwegian Buhund

The Norwegian Buhund is a versatile working breed that excels in herding, guarding, and agility. 


Originally bred by the Samoyede people of Siberia, the Samoyed is known for its beautiful white coat and friendly nature.  


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