HomeCultureA Dog is Welcome to Stockmann But Not to the Flea Market, And Other Dog Dilemmas in Finland Richard Bedhall 11/16/2017 Culture, Human Interest A Samoyed dog has joined the Christmas parade in Helsinki. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today Statistics of Finland estimate that there are about 800,000 dogs in the country. In 2011 there were over 7,000 dogs in Espoo, a figure compiled when our furry friends last had to be registered with the city council. That’s about seven dogs per 250 people or one dog for every 35 people. Six years later it is difficult to walk anywhere locally without seeing a dog, so numbers have probably increased over the period. In our small area of 24 semi-detached houses, there are six dogs, two of which are ours. However, more dogs can lead to increased conflict between dog lovers and those that are not. This content is for members only. Worse than not picking up poop is picking it up in a poly bag and leaving that hanging on a tree or bush. In Finland, we have the additional problem of the cold and snowy winter. Snow is great for hiding dog poop and so the responsible dog owner should be on constant look-out.This content is for members only. Username or Email Password Remember Me Forgot Password? Join Us Become a Finland Today supporter. – WE HELP YOU INTEGRATE. Join us : €7.95 EUR - monthly For more information about the benefits of a Premium Membership and other payment options, visit here. Contribute to the discussion Be the First to Comment! Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments You must be logged in to post a comment. You must be logged in to post a comment.