Finnish Spitz

The Finnish Spitz breed has a foxy face which makes them unique. This breed has a dense coat which isn’t oily and requires minimal care. However, they have undocumented origins which adds to their uniqueness. The Finnish Spitz breed belongs to the non-sporting dog breed group and costs around $1000 – $2000 depending on the breeder. 

Breed Information

Dog SizeSmall to Medium
ColourRed, Gold
Dog Breed GroupNon Sporting
Height15-20 inches
Weight31-35 pounds
Coat LengthMedium
Life Span12-15 years
CharacteristicsThe Finnish Spitz breed holds characteristics like being friendly, active, good-natured, lively, etc.
HistoryThe Finnish Spitz breed has an unknown origin. But this breed is considered the national dog of Finland where they are famous as Suomenpystykorva. In the 1920s, this breed initially came to England.
PersonalityThe personality of the Finnish Spitz breed is known to be lively, intelligent, active, friendly, etc. They are considered amazing companions as dogs but are also used for hunting. However, they can be great watchdogs as they are protective.
HealthThis breed remains healthy most of its life. It’s lifespan is between 13 and 15 years. But can face some health issues down the line like canine hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, epilepsy, etc. Taking the Finnish Spitz breed to a vet from time to time can be beneficial for their overall health.
CareThis breed has great energy which is why they need high-energy exercises every day. However, they are not meant for apartments of families who have minimal time to look after them. Also, they are best suitable for cooler climates.
FeedingThe Finnish Spitz breed requires around 1.75 - 2.5 cups of high-nutritional dog food. The feed should be divided into two meals. Also, their feed should be suggested by a vet according to their weight, height, age, build, metabolism, etc.
Coat Color And GroomingThis breed has a double coat which is available in colours like golden-red, pale honey, deep auburn, etc. Also, the Finnish Spitz breed requires brushing every week and bath according to the needs. Looking after their dental hygiene as well as nail care is essential.
Relationship with Children And Other PetsThe Finnish Spitz breed loves to be around children and can tolerate them. Also, they can be great around other dogs as well as cats. But sometimes they can be aggressive if they are not aware of other pets.
Temperament and TrainingThe Finnish Spitz breed is an active, outgoing, willful, friendly, and quick learner. They are known to be intelligent which is why it can be slightly challenging to train them. However, training should be short and reward-based.
PriceAround $1000 - $2000

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