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Finnish Spitz

With his pointed muzzle and prick ears, the Finnish Spitz resembles a fox. Once used to hunt small birds and game, the breed today primarily is a playful, friendly house dog. Known for his barking, the Finnish Spitz long ago summoned hunters by barking. A seasonal heavy shedder with a fluffy, dense double coat, this breed needs weekly brushing as well as moderate exercise.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment if adequately exercised
Did you know?
In barking contests, the Finnish Spitz has been known to bark up to 160 times a minute. The national dog of Finland, he sometimes is called the barking bird dog. The Finnish Spitz is slow to mature, reaching adulthood at 3 ½ to 4 years of age.
Also Known As:
Finnish Hunting Dog
Finnish Spets
Finsk Spets
Loulou Finois
Suomalainen pystykorva
Finnish Spitz
  • Size Small
  • Height Males – 44.5 to 51 centimetres, Females – 39 to 46 centimetres
  • Weight Males – 13 kilograms, Females – 10 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Golden-red, ranging from pale honey to deep auburn
  • Activities Tracking, Conformation, Herding, Guarding
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both