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Finnish Spitz Information

Breed Group: Non-Sporting
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Overview
The Finnish Spitz is a medium-sized, squarely built, lively dog. The beautiful red-gold color and fox-like expression are the most important features of the breed. Small erect ears and a curled tail complete the picture. In appearance the male is decidedly masculine, usually larger and carries more coat than the female who is noticeably feminine. Finnish Spitz are a good natured and fun-loving breed. They have an excellent reputation with children, but as with all dogs, small children should always be supervised during play. They are active and alert, indoors and out.
Character
The Finnish Spitz has been bred for centuries as a "barking hunting dog", bringing the hunter to him with his voice. It should be noted by prospective Finnish Spitz owners that while an asset in hunting, barking could cause an unpleasant situation if one has neighbors in close proximity unless the dog is taught that unprovoked barking is not acceptable. He is more a warning dog than a guard dog and rarely bites. He has acute hearing and makes an excellent watchdog, as he is protective of his family and will advise you of any unusual happenings. The Finnish Spitz is a wonderful family dog, as well as a hunting dog. He has a special love for children and will spend countless hours romping and playing. If the kids get too rough, he will simply walk away.

Does your Finnish Spitz bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
Active and friendly, lively and eager, faithful, brave but cautious. This breed is patient with children and tolerant of other household animals. They have a strong hunting instinct so they may chase smaller animals. This is an extremely intelligent breed which becomes very much a part of the family and is a dog which should be allowed to share with the family. However, this is not the breed for every family. Households where there is tension, harshness or loud bickering should not have a Finnish Spitz.
Care
The Finnish Spitz is a meticulously clean dog, sometimes giving the impression that they groom themselves. They should be brushed weekly, especially during coat change and should only be bathed when needed. The Finnish Spitz is a natural (wash and wear) dog on whom no trimming should be done, except under the pads of the feet. Trimming the whiskers or sculpturing for the show ring is to be heavily penalized. Nails should be kept trimmed, ears and teeth cleaned. With an annual trip to the Veterinarian and proper shots, the Finnish Spitz can live a lively long life. A Finnish Spitz 13 - 15 years is not unusual. This dog loves to eat and will do his best to get extra goodies. He is a dog that can easily get overweight, which will cause health problems in the long run.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
The Finnish Spitz double coat consists of a short, soft, dense undercoat covered by long, straight, harshly textured guard hairs.
Training
Because of his intelligence, he is an independent and strong-willed dog and cannot be bullied. He can be trained with a firm but gentle voice and touch, and responds better to praise than correction. He is easily bored, so training sessions should be kept short and interesting. Patience is a key word when training a Finnish Spitz. You may feel as if you are making no headway and all of a sudden he will surprise you. Many Finnish Spitz do well in obedience classes if trained with a praise and reward method, as opposed to a heavy hand. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Finnish Spitz puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
Once matured they are great athletes and running companions. They are a slow maturing breed, however, and do not reach full emotional and physical maturity until they are four years old. We do not recommend hard exercise with your puppy until he is a year old when most of his structural growth has been completed. Three walks a day plus playing in the yard is enough to keep a Finnish Spitz happy. Playing with other dogs and catching balls are among its favorite activities. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
25 lbs
Height
18 inches
Color(s)
Shades of red-gold from pale honey to dark auburn; may have a white patch on chest.
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Anonymous asked:
How much does a Finnish Spitz bark?

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The Finish Spitz is a barky breed, but like any dog, if they are trained properly on when they are allowed to bark and then they are not, then they are normally fine.

Anonymous asked:
Does a Finnish Spitz shed?

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Yes, the Finnish Spitz does shed.

Anonymous asked:
I've been looking for the right dog breed for me, but I have things I need to go to and would have to leave the dog home for a while most days and was wondering. Is there a solution for that?

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Doggie daycare might be a good option for you if there is a provider in your area. Or leaving the dog with a family member while you tend to your business also might be a possibility. I do not recommend crating a puppy for more than 4-6 hours, but once grown, you could use crate training to teach your dog to be dependable when left alone during the day.

Anonymous asked:
Do Finnish Spitz dogs do well with being left at home for extended periods of time that will also serve as loving, loyal, playful and good with children type of dog? Is it possible?

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Surely no dog should be left on its own for any length of time on a regular basis and certainly no dog should be left on its own with children. A parent should be there to supervise both for the ske of the children and the puppy/dog.

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What is the average selling price for the Finish Spitz?

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The average price of the Finnish Spitz from a reputable and qualified breeder is $1200.00 - $1500.00

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Updated: 9/4/2015