Show Dogs and Standard

Over the past two decades, Norrbottenspets bred and trained by Valhallasun Kennels have won numerous titles and awards, including seven World Champions. See our Gallery for more of these outstanding Valhallasun award winners.

The Norrbottenspets or Nordic Spitz is recognized by and registered with the United Kennel Club (UKC), the World Canine Federation (FCI), and Canadian Kennel Club (CKC). Inger Colins and her Valhallasun Kennels were the driving force behind recognition of the breed by the CKC. The American Kennel Club (AKC) recently added the Norrbottenspets to its Foundation Stock Service® which allows purebred breeds to continue to develop with the security of reliable and reputable AKC records.

The Norrbottenspetz is small and light spitzdog. It is tightly built, with dry, powerful muscles. The dog should be of very good structure, the head carried high and fearless and at the same time the dog should be very agile. The dog should be attentive and daring, giving the impression of alertness, activity, kindness and self confidence.

Ideal standards for show dogs are described in detail at the web sites of the: