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In the photo Poldo di Michele

FCI-Standard N° 237/ 09. 08. 1999 / GB


TRANSLATION : Norsk Kennel Club.

ORIGIN : Norway.


UTILIZATION : Watchdog, farmdog and herder of polyvalent use.

CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. :   Group 5            Spitz and primitive                    types.
                                               Section 3          Nordic Watchdogs                   and Herders.
                                               Without working trial.

GENERAL APPEARANCE : A typical Spitz, a little under middle size, squarely built with an alert and frank expression.  Erect, pointed ears.  Tail carried firmly curled over the back.

BEHAVIOUR /CHARACTER : Courageous, energetic and friendly.

HEAD : Size in proportion to the body,  not too heavy.  Wedge-shaped, clean.  The male and the female sex characteristics must be clearly defined.


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Skull : Almost flat, parallel with nasal bridge.  Well filled out under the eyes.
Stop : Well defined, but not too pronounced.

Nose : Black.
Muzzle : About the same length as skull.  Neither too narrow nor too heavy.  Nasal bridge straight.
Lips : Tightly closed, black.
Jaws : Scissor bite.  Complete dentition.
Eyes : Oval, colour as dark as possible.   Black eyerims.
Ears : Medium size, pointed, carried strongly erect.

NECK : Medium long, clean, strong with good rise of neck.

Back & loin : Short, strong and straight.
Croup : As little sloping as possible.
Chest : Deep with good spring of ribs.

TAIL : Set high, firmly curled, carried over the center of the back, not too much to the side.


General appearance : Firm with strong bone.
Shoulder : Moderately sloping.
Elbow : Well set, turned neither in nor out.
Forearm : Straight.
Pastern : Moderately sloping.
Forefeet : Oval in shape, compact.

General appearance : Moderate angulation .
Upper thigh : Powerful ; well muscled.
Lower thigh : Well muscled.
Hind feet :  Oval in shape, compact.

GAIT/MOVEMENT : Effortless, parallel with good drive.  Firm topline.


HAIR : Outer coat : Thick, rich and hard, but rather smooth-lying.  On head and front of legs comparatively short, on neck, chest, back of thighs and tail longer.  Soft and dense undercoat.


  • Wheaten (biscuit) : Ranging from rather light to yellowish red. With or without dark tipped hairs, but must not influence the main colour.  Mask permitted.  Clean and bright colour preferred.  As little white as possible.
  • Black : Preferably self coloured (without too much bronzing).  As little white as possible.

Height at the withers :     Males            : 43-47 cm.
                                      Bitches          : 41-45 cm.

WEIGHT :   Dogs      : approximately  14-18 kg.
                   Bitches   : approximately  12-16 kg.

FAULTS : Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.

  • General appearance too fine or too coarse, lack of elegance.
  • Liver or pink coloured nose.
  • Pincer bite.
  • Light eyes; protruding eyes.
  • Poorly curled tail.  Hanging tail.  Feathering unwanted..
  • Overbuilt hindquarters.
  • Paddling in front.  Short, ineffective step.
  • Wavy or too long coat.
  • Nervous dog.


  • Aggressiveness.
  • Over-or undershot mouth.
  • Not erect ears.
  • Any colour but the ones mentioned above.
  • Dogs more than 1 cm under or 2 cm above the height at withers mentioned above.

Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.

N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

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ORIGIN: Norway

Its name means Dog of the north simply, it is believed that gi present and it was very distributed in the first Evo Mean and that from he the greater part of the Icelandic dogs comes down.

It has a short and compact structure (a lot adapted not to disperse the heat in rigid climates of Norway) Of medium ransom with a height comprised between 42 and i 45 cm, its weight around to the 25 chili. the wide head with a strong narrowing after the stop.
It has dark eyes and much lively, erected orecchie to shape of V appuntite and many furnitures, has back and deep thorax, short tail and capacity rolled up on the back
small feet and ovals.
The short folto and rough hair above all on the head has an abundant sottopelo above all in winter.
The colors are: sand, lupo, grain, red, black but always unicolore.

In the photo still the beautiful Poldo di Michele

And a dog much ductile one that adapted to the devout ones varies you jobs that go from the pastorizia of the sheep, the bovines and the reindeers, to the hunting, the guard and the towing.


And careful, alert a dog brave and working.

Dog much resistant one to the diseases and that it does not introduce some genetic tare.

it goes fed in complete way and without to exaggerate except in the winter period when it must increase the fat person in the alive diet above all if the dog to the open.
Pu living calmly to the open also during the winter.
It goes at least once brushed to the week.






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