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The Finnish Canine Museum’s online exhibitions combine items and stories related to same topic. First exhibition is about Finnish Spitz, our national breed.

Gitta Ringwall - A life with dogs

Birgit ”Gitta” Ringwall (1924–2015) got her start with dogs in her childhood home, when Ringwall’s mother bought a car and the deal included four wire fox terrier puppies and their mother. This marked the beginning of a lifelong career with dogs.

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Tracing the Lappish breeds

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The Finnish Spitz - National Treasure of Finland

The national dog of Finland, the Finnish Spitz, is by far the oldest of all the Finnish breeds. It was bred directly from the native landrace dog population without crossbreeding, and it has followed the Finnish people since ancient times.

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