Dog Breed profiles

Finnish Spitz Breed Profile

Finnish Spitz fact file

KC Group: Hound
Size: Medium
Good with children?: Yes
Exercise requirement: Moderate
Good guard dogs?: Would bark
Moulting level: High
Grooming: Moderate
Jogging partner: Short runs

The national breed of Finland and conforming to traditional Spitz-type characteristics such as an keenness for hunting and a lively nature.

Finnish Spitz Character

Intelligent but independent and seeking fun at all times, the Finnish Spitz is an active breed renowned for their barking, so maybe not suitable for areas of dense population. The Breed Standard describes them as having "courage tempered with caution."

Finnish Spitz Size

The Breed Standard specifies a height of 43-50cms for dogs and 39-45cm for bitches and a weight of between 13-16kg.

Finnish Spitz Health

There are no known common conditions that afflict the Finnish Spitz.

Finnish Spitz Special Care

The Finnish Spitz thrives on being included in the family and will not respond well to inconsistent training patterns.

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