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Karelian-Finnish Eskimo Dog
The breed was formed in wood-zone of Karelia by crossing local Karelian Eskimo dog with Finnish Bird's Eskimo dog and has the smallest size among the all breeds of hound Eskimo dog. It's height to withers 38-48 cm (15-19 inches).
A behaviour is agile, a temperament is lively, very developed position-finding reaction.
Its colouring is red with various of nuances. To be allowed light stars on a belly, a breast and a tail-end. Its paws in the stockings. The hollow is on a head, the colouring of a snout is lightly-black.
A hair is wiry with a bushy underfur. Head, ears and paws are covered with a short, wiry and thick hair.
A muscular system is very developed. A skeleton is dry and strong.
A head is dry, moderately wedge-shaped and approaches to equilateral triangle.
Ears are small, standing, mobile, in triangle form with sharp tops.
Eyes are small, oval. The colour of eyes is a dark- brown in every dog- colouring.
A breast is deep and is lowered to elbows. A croup is wide, short. A belly is neat.
Extremities are muscular, dry, straight, parallel. Paws are rounded, toes fit to each other tightly.
A tail coils up to back or clasps to a hip.
It's used to be in hunt practically for all animals (including a lynx, a bear and big ungulate animals) as well a wood-grouse, a black grouse and ducks. Eskimo dog looks for a beast, bays it to show its location and holds it until a hunter will come there. When a beast runs away along ground or trees' tops as well when bird flies up, Eskimo dog is after its sacrifice until animal stops or flies again and bays it. In hunt for ducks Eskimo dog scares a bird off, gives it to hunter's shot and fetches it.
Eskimo dog is hardy, undemanding to food and keeping.
Until the present this breed hasn't exported to other countries and so it is really unknown Russia outside.