Finnish Spitz

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Breed Group: Non-Sporting
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Finnish Spitz double coat consists of a short, soft, dense undercoat covered by long, straight, harshly textured guard hairs.
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.
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.
25 lbs
18 inches
Shades of red-gold from pale honey to dark auburn; may have a white patch on chest.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2018

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How much do Finnish Spitz puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Finnish Spitz varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Finnish Spitz puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Finnish Spitzs sold is $787.50. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Finnish Spitz with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,600 upwards to $4,800 or even more for a Finnish Spitz with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Finnish Spitzs sold is $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $787.50
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $1,600.00 to $4,800.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 100 Finnish Spitz puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Finnish Spitz puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Finnish Spitzs true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Finnish Spitz Names for 2018

We've compiled the top 13 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 100 Finnish Spitz dogs.
  • 1. Snowball
  • 2. Ruby's Pups
  • 3. Boz's Pups
  • 4. Winnie
  • 5. Betsey
  • 6. Baby Finkie
  • 7. Angie
  • 8. Neima
  • 9. Lois
  • 10. Jesse
  • 11. Jake
  • 12. Curtis
  • 13. Curley-Sue

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Anonymous asked:
What health problems are Finnish Spitz more susceptible to? Hip displasia? Arthritis? Etc.



The Finnish Spitz is a hearty breed of dog, that has an average life span of 11 years. However, the breed can be susceptible to hip and elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation, and epilepsy. It is best to contact the breeder you are interested in getting a puppy from; and ask to see health tests from both dam and sire to ensure that your puppy has the best start in life to avoid not only the health problems listed above, but any major health problems. Please note that nutrition, exercise, weight, and daily life of a puppy can also attribute to preventing or ensuring a heath problem such as hip or elbow dysplasia or patellar luxation. Keeping a puppy/dog at a proper weight, feeding a healthy diet, and getting the right kind of exercise (not too stressful on puppy joints) and no racing up and down stairs can help prevent major health problems for the entirety of a dogs life.


I had a Shepherd/Finnish Spitz mix. Lived until 17 years. Great dog.


Had an Eskie/Finish Spitz mix. Lived to 13 before we had to help her sleep due to a brain tumor. Otherwise, she had no physical problems.

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?



Yes, the Finnish Spitz does shed.


They shed twice a year. Some breeds shed all the time

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?



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.


Crate training should be started when a pup. It is a great too! And when done correctly the dogs grow up living their crate. It is like their bedroom. I've had this breed since 2004 and highly recommend using a crate to all our puppy buyers

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?



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.


With proper training of both dog and child the Finnish Spitz are great with kids. Children need to be taught how to be with pets.

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Updated: 4/23/2018