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Seskar Seal Dog Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Seskar Seal Dog so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginFinland
Other Names
What other names does the Seskar Seal Dog have? The dog breed also known as...
Seiskarinhyljekoira, Seskar Dog, Seiskari
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Seskar Seal Dog recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Seskar Seal Dog recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Seskar Seal Dog puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Seskar Seal Dog price:
Unavailable
Unfortunately the Seskar Seal Dog is an extinct dog breed, so there isn’t any available price range or breeder in the world for purchasing this breed.

History

Unfortunately the Seskar Seal Dog is now an extinct breed, belonging to the Spitz-type dogs that lived in Finland until the 19th century. There is not much information on the origin of this breed but by many people it is believed to originate in the stone age. According to experts, it is said that the appearance of a very first Seskar Seal Dog was recorded in the Baltic Sea at the time of the stone age.

Moreover in Finland, these dogs flourished in places such as Ahvenanmaa, Saaristomeri, Gulf of Bothnia and Soumenlahti. They were medium sized dogs and were used to search the nest caves and breathing holes of seals to be able to hunt them. The Seskar Seal Dog had triangular prick ears and a wedge-shaped head and they also had a dense, double coat that was waterproof which protected them while hunting seals. Additionally, all we know is that the breed became extinct in the 1950s because of the lack of purpose. As we were getting close to the 20th century, people stopped hunting seals because of its rarity and preservation efforts. So, as hunting seals were no longer done, breeders found no use of these dogs. They stopped breeding these dogs and even what remained out of them died as well around 1955. However, even though that the Seskar Seal Dog vanished from existence in the 1950s, some breeders who liked this type of dog have created a new recreation of the breed. The new breed is referred to as ‘Seskar Dog’ and exists in Finland, but only in small numbers. These modern dogs are not direct descendants of the original breed so they are not recognized internationally. Moreover they are not used for the same purpose as the original breed, but despite the fact that this new line of Seskar Seal dog is different from it, it shares close physical and personality resemblance. Unlike its predecessor, it doesn’t hunt seals and it used only as a pet at home.

Overall the Seskar Seal Dog were used to getting attached to their people that they would roam around them all day long. As they were bred for hunting, they were trained to sniff and locate the seals’ nest caves excellently. The breed is also knew how to behave with their people and with strangers. Their kind and gentle personality made them excellent companion for both hunting and long journeys.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Seskar Seal Dog size:
LargeMedium
Weight
How much does the Seskar Seal Dog weigh? Seskar Seal Dog weight:
Male: 30-45 pounds (13.6-20.4 kg), Female: 26.9-41.9 pounds (12.2-19 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Seskar Seal Dog? Seskar Seal Dog average weight:
Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Female: 34.5 pounds (15.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Seskar Seal Dog? Seskar Seal Dog height:
Male: 19-21 inches (48-53 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Seskar Seal Dog average height:
Male: 20 inch (51 cm), Female: 19 inch (48.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Seskar Seal Dog have? What does this canine coat look like?
SmoothWaterproof
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Seskar Seal Dog's coat?
BlackBrown
Grooming
How to groom the Seskar Seal Dog and how often?
Average: The Seskar Seal Dog requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Seskar Seal Dog, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Seskar Seal Dog dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Seiskarinhyljekoira? Seskar Seal Dog shedding level:
Seskar Seal Dogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Seskar Seal Dog have? What characteristics does the breed have?
SocialFriendly
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Seskar Seal Dog? Are they intelligent?
Average: Seskar Seal Dog's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Seskar Seal Dog dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Seskar Seal Dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Seskar Seal Dog is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Seskar Seal Dog sensitivity:
Seskar Seal Dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Seskar Seal Dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Seiskarinhyljekoira need? Seskar Seal Dog social needs:
Seskar Seal Dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Seskar Seal Dog dogs bark a lot? Why does my Seskar Dog bark?
High: The Seskar Seal Dog is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Seskar Seal Dog good as a watchdog?
Seskar Seal Dogs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Seskar Seal Dog dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Seskar Seal Dogs are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Seskar Seal Dog bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Seiskarinhyljekoira? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Seskar Seal Dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Seskar Seal Dog has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Seskar Seal Dog do?
Seskar Seal Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Seskar Seal Dogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Seskar Seal Dog to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Seskar Seal Dog roam?
Seskar Seal Dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Seskar Seal Dog have high prey drive?
Seskar Seal Dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Seskar Seal Dog good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Seskar Seal Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Seskar Seal Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Seskar Seal Dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Seskar Seal Dog dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Seskar Seal Dogs are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Seskar Seal Dog dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Seskar Seal Dog and children:
Seskar Seal Dogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Seskar Seal Dog dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Seskar Seal Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Seskar Seal Dog good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Seskar Seal Dog dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Seskar Seal Dogs are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Seskar Seal Dog can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Seskar Seal Dogs good office dogs? Do Seskar Seal Dogs make good office friendly dogs? Can Seskar Seal Dogs be office dogs?
Yes
Seskar Seal Dog is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Seskar Seal Dog dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Seiskarinhyljekoira temperament with senior people? Are Seskar Seal Dog dogs good for elderly owners?
Seskar Seal Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Seskar Seal Dog dogs get along with other pets? Are Seskar Seal Dog dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Seskar Seal Dogs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Seskar Seal Dog breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Seskar Seal Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Seskar Seal Dog be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Seskar Seal Dog is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Seskar Seal Dog be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Seskar Seal Dog is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Seskar Seal Dog be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Seskar Seal Dog is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Seskar Seal Dog be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Seskar Seal Dog is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Seskar Seal Dog be a boat dog?
Not really
Seskar Seal Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Seskar Seal Dog be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Seskar Seal Dog is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Seskar Seal Dog dogs have health problems?
The Seskar Seal Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Life Expectancy
How long do Seskar Seal Dog dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Seskar Seal Dog be?
12-16 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Seskar Seal Dog breed hypoallergenic?
No
Seskar Seal Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Seskar Seal Dog have?
Seskar Seal Dogs are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Seskar Seal Dog dogs require per day?
Seskar Seal Dogs need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Seskar Seal Dogs don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Seskar Seal Dog need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Seskar Seal Dog risk for obesity:
Low to Average. The Seskar Seal Dog has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Seskar Seal Dog's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers cold weather
The Seskar Seal Dog can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Seskar Seal Dog has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Seskar Seal Dog drool?
The Seskar Seal Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Seskar Seal Dog could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Seskar Seal Dog. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Seskar Seal Dog: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Seskar Seal Dog have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Seskar Seal Dog have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-8 puppies

Pros & Cons of Seskar Seal Dog

Pros
  • Trainability: Seskar Seal Dogs are easy to train.
  • Drooling tendency: The Seskar Seal Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Low to Average.
  • Child Friendly: Seskar Seal Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Seskar Seal Dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Seskar Seal Dog is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Seskar Seal Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Seskar Seal Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Seskar Seal Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Seskar Seal Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Seskar Seal Dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Seskar Seal Dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

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