Country/Date of Origin: Finland/1800s
Typical of Scandinavia's Stovare type of hunting hound, the Finnish version, called Suomenajokoira in its native land, is about a hundred years old. It was created by crossing English Foxhounds, French and German hounds and some of the older Stovare types in Sweden.
By 1870 the type was fixed but appearance in this breed has never been as important as hunting ability. Its quarry is the hare and the fox, which it flushes and pursues.
FCI Group: 6 (Working)