Finnish Spitz – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Sporting Dogs
Height:
15 to 20 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
20 to 35 pounds
Life Span:
12 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

?

Good For First-Time Owners

?

Overall Sensitivity

?

Tolerates Being Alone

?

Affectionate With Family

?

Kid-Friendly

?

Friendly Toward Other Dogs

?

Friendly Toward Strangers

?

Drooling Level

?

Easy To Groom

?

Overall Health

?

Prone To Obesity

?

Trainabilty Level

?

Intelligence Level

?

Prey Drive

?

Barking Level

?

Energy Level

?

Exercise Needs

?

Playfulness Level

?

The Finnish Spitz is a friendly dog who is great with children and with other pets.

This foxy-faced breed is known as the ‘Barking Bird Dog,’ among dog fanciers.

Thanks to their foxy-faced appearance this breed is easy to recognize, next to their curvy plumed tail. Their coat is also one of a kind, being dense of glorious golden-red shade, which gives them unique shade.

If you are city-based in a crowded neighborhood and you want this breed, know that they are barkers, and not shy with strangers. These are points that you might want to adress when constructing training.

Finkis are in fact big yodlers, more than barkers. All in, they are real athletes and dogs who are smart, sensitive, and charming.

Originally bred to hunt birds and small mammals they would still have strong hunting instincts so make sure that they behave well around other animals, especially small pets.

The Finnish spitz is the national dog of Finland and outside the country, they are well known throughout Scandinavia.

They will shed, but heavily only twice a year when daily brushing is mandatory.

If you are thinking about getting the Finnish spitz make sure that you get familiar with all of the breed’s needs and obligations.