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Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Finnish Spitz

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Finnish Spitz puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

8/22/2013 11:40:21 PM

8/22/2013 11:40:21 PM

finnish spitz how much does it bark 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.
7/11/2014 10:30:14 AM

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11/19/2012 5:55:38 PM

11/19/2012 5:55:38 PM

Does it shed Does a Finnish Spitz shed?

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Anonymous

Yes, the Finnish Spitz does shed.
7/11/2014 10:30:30 AM

Anonymous asked:

10/30/2012 8:29:29 PM

10/30/2012 8:29:29 PM

So I've been looking for the right dog breed for me, but I have things I need to go to and would... So 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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Anonymous

Doggie daycare might be a good option for you, if there is a provider I 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.
11/17/2012 1:37:31 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/27/2012 11:07:18 AM

6/27/2012 11:07:18 AM

Do Finnish Spitz dogs do well with being left at home for extended periods of time that will... 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
8/18/2012 11:11:17 AM

Anonymous asked:

5/17/2012 6:12:39 AM

5/17/2012 6:12:39 AM

What is the 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
7/11/2014 10:32:16 AM

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4/11/2012 12:23:41 AM

4/11/2012 12:23:41 AM

will finnish spitz shed all over your house and leave hair everywhere?

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Finnish Spitz shed their under coats approximately twice per year, less if spayed or nuetered. During this shedding period, a nice warm bath and blowing out will help remove the loose hair and hasten the process. Other than these times, the Finnish Spitz will not shed significantly if maintained on a good quality diet and brushed occasionally. Michelle Badger BadgerDen Finnish Spitz
11/17/2012 1:44:31 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/15/2011 7:54:07 PM

10/15/2011 7:54:07 PM

Would the Finnish Spitz do well alone in daytime for about 4-6 hours? Thanks

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Anonymous

I had a finnish spitz and he stayed outside most of the time. He loved being outdoors and loved playing in the snow. I had to encourage him several times just to get him to come indoors for awhile.Great dog, very gentle and could fall asleep in a second
6/29/2012 12:41:53 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/2/2011 4:23:15 PM

9/2/2011 4:23:15 PM

Do Finnish Spitz shed, would like a dog who sheds very little.

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Anonymous

Yes, Finnish Spitz shed. They need to be brushed, they have a under coat.
10/2/2011 8:07:20 PM

Anonymous

Finnish Spitz only shed twice a year. They do not shed daily as many breeds do
12/20/2014 3:48:31 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/2/2011 4:21:00 PM

9/2/2011 4:21:00 PM

Are Finnish Spitz good with kids?

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Anonymous

Yes, Finnish Spitz are good with kids
9/11/2011 5:08:02 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/10/2011 12:02:47 AM

7/10/2011 12:02:47 AM

i'm thinking about getting a finnish spitz but not sure yet? are they good for australian... i'm thinking about getting a finnish spitz but not sure yet? are they good for australian countries and cats?

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Anonymous

That's a perfect idea, get one. Finnish Spitz do not do well in other places besides their own home, they tend to get too attached to one place.
8/23/2012 3:21:32 PM

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