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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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Anonymous

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

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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

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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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Anonymous

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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Anonymous

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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Anonymous

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

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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

Anonymous asked:

6/25/2011 11:18:55 AM

6/25/2011 11:18:55 AM

i am thinking of getting a spitz and i was wondering what climate is best for them?

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Anonymous

I live in Ohio and we get snow and it gets below freezing several times in the winter but my Finish spitz loved the snow and layed down on it with his belly directly on the snow.He would put his nose down and push his way throught the snow if it was soft enough.Cold didn't seem to bother him at all
6/29/2012 12:44:39 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/22/2011 2:41:46 PM

6/22/2011 2:41:46 PM

is the spitz a good out side dog?

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Anonymous

Yes, i used to have a spitz, but she got attacked. She was an outside dog. Wonderful dog.
7/3/2011 8:41:40 PM

Anonymous

The Finnish Spitz like to be outside, yes, but unless you have a fenced in yard they may wonder away because of a squirrel or something.
9/11/2011 5:13:46 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/16/2011 10:44:42 AM

5/16/2011 10:44:42 AM

do the spitz shed??

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Anonymous

Spitz do shed, very much so. mainly during the spring and fall for winter and summer coats.
5/17/2011 5:07:19 AM

Anonymous asked:

5/8/2011 6:59:23 PM

5/8/2011 6:59:23 PM

I am a 10 year old girl and am trying to convince my parents that ,since we have two dogs and... I am a 10 year old girl and am trying to convince my parents that ,since we have two dogs and one of them is 63 in dog years and already has gray fur, a Finnish Spitz would be a good dog to get next. Would a Finnish Spitz get along well with a very friendly and very hiper lab?? The lab doesn't jump and thinks that every one is his friend, so I think that the Finnish Spitz would be a good choice. Am I correct?? If so let me know, and if not, let me know of another breed like the Spitz, but make sure it is large and very friendly with other dogs

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Anonymous

The Finnish Spitz will get along farely well with other dogs but make sure to get a puppy so he can get used to the lab.
9/11/2011 5:15:40 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/13/2011 5:11:32 PM

4/13/2011 5:11:32 PM

Is the Finnish Spitz good with a cockapoo and a lizard in the house? How much does a finnish... Is the Finnish Spitz good with a cockapoo and a lizard in the house? How much does a finnish spitz shed? Is it good with a kid that is 10 and 4 grown ups but one at collage that comes home every once in a while??

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Anonymous

Finnish Spitz are pretty good with other dogs and the lizard is no problem.They are great with kids, grown ups are no problem. Just dont force him to get used to the college person, let him take his time and warm up.
9/11/2011 5:18:44 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/31/2011 7:12:58 PM

3/31/2011 7:12:58 PM

Can a Finnish Spitz live with a Shiba Inu ?

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Anonymous

Only if the dogs are introduced young, both must be young though. If your shiba inu is over a year old then I would not recommend it, because both breeds of dogs are very protective of their owner.
4/25/2011 10:57:58 AM

Anonymous

My Finnish Spitz and Shiba Inu have since the 1980s.
5/15/2011 9:26:43 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/7/2011 9:57:24 AM

1/7/2011 9:57:24 AM

I am trying to find a Finnish Spitz. I have a 10 year old Australian Shepard and 1 and half year... I am trying to find a Finnish Spitz. I have a 10 year old Australian Shepard and 1 and half year American Eskimo. I am wanting a friend for my Eskie and I cant find one anywhere except across the USA. I am in Tennessee.

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Anonymous

I am delighted you have chosen a Finnish Spitz. They are great family dogs. You may be able to find one that you could ship across from the U.K. From Kunnikas Breeders. We have recently purchased one from them and they are brilliant. Their puppies are home raised and kept with a loving, well cared for mother. They charge £600 or $1200 aprox.
2/27/2011 7:25:51 AM

Anonymous

If the dog doesnt need to come from a breeder you may want to try www.nextdaypets.com This website will show you available dogs. Some may even come from a breeder that just isnt registered.
9/11/2011 5:37:15 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/4/2011 1:41:30 AM

1/4/2011 1:41:30 AM

How much does a trained finnish spitz dog cost and does its price ranges up to 10,000 PHP or... How much does a trained finnish spitz dog cost and does its price ranges up to 10,000 PHP or Not??

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Anonymous asked:

1/2/2011 11:09:29 AM

1/2/2011 11:09:29 AM

My family and i already have a bloodhound. Would our bloodhound and a Finnish Spitz get along?... My family and i already have a bloodhound. Would our bloodhound and a Finnish Spitz get along? and is shedding a problem? also We arent always home would that be a problem with this dog?

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Anonymous

I have a 11 month Finnish Spitz, and she seems to get along with just about any other breed she has encountered. They are an active breed that really like to play, especially with other dogs, but can be antagonistic (lots of barking) towards them if they don't want to play. If your Bloodhound likes to play, they'll get along fine. As for shedding, they shed a lot.... And finally about the being left home alone, my Finnsih Spitz has no problems being home, in her cage, for a typical work day. Haven't tried leaving her out with run of the house when we are gone yet though. Overall, she has been a joy and a pleasure to own and I wouldn't trade her for any other breed.
1/7/2011 12:49:33 PM

Anonymous

Question 1. Yes Finnish Spitz do not judge by breed, they judge by character. They should be fine. Question 2. Shedding is no problem at all, Our 6 month old Finnish Spitz only sheds if you scratch him after he had a shower. Question 3. I would suggest you crate traing first... If you have any difficulties with this just let me know! He/She should be fine for 4-5 hours max when they are just a puppy and 7-9 hours when they are in adolesence and 10 hrs max when they are in adulthood...
2/28/2011 2:22:31 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/11/2010 4:48:45 PM

12/11/2010 4:48:45 PM

How much do Finnish Spitz shed?

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Anonymous asked:

12/8/2010 2:12:34 PM

12/8/2010 2:12:34 PM

How much shedding should be expected from the Finnish Spitz? What are some of the health... How much shedding should be expected from the Finnish Spitz? What are some of the health problem known to this breed?

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Anonymous asked:

11/26/2010 3:52:52 PM

11/26/2010 3:52:52 PM

Are Finnish Spitz's good with parrots?

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Anonymous

It may not be the best choice to keep a Finnish Spitz and a parrot in the same place because of the spitz bird hunting instinct, but with supervision it should be fine.
9/11/2011 5:11:20 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/16/2010 10:06:26 AM

11/16/2010 10:06:26 AM

Are Finnish Spitz breeds good with cats along with other dogs?

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Anonymous

Finnish Spitz's are very good with kids, with parent help and cats. They are very weary of new dogs and people but if they see them enough then they are very good
4/2/2011 3:42:13 PM

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11/5/2010 11:07:37 PM

11/5/2010 11:07:37 PM

Do finnish spitz hair on their tails get ratted up and knotted and easy?

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Anonymous asked:

10/5/2010 2:54:14 PM

10/5/2010 2:54:14 PM

Do Finnish Spitz dogs bark a lot?

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Anonymous

yes, Finnish Spitz dogs are very alert and bark at almost anything. HOWEVER, due to their incredible intelligence it is easy to train them not to bark for anything or just other people (if you want them to bark for intruders) but be patient they can be quite stubborn!
10/9/2010 1:13:00 AM

Anonymous

Yes, but only if the Finnish Spitz is left ouside too long
4/2/2011 3:40:02 PM

Anonymous

Yes Finnish Spitz do bark a lot, but only if bored or hunting
9/11/2011 5:38:52 PM

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