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Finnish Spitz


Finnish Spitz profile

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Lifespan: 12-14 Years

Avg height: 39-50cm

Avg weight: 7-13kg

Coat type: Double coated with a short, soft undercoat and a harsh, straight outer coat, insulating from the snow.

Coat colours: Shades of golden-red.

Originally bred for: Hunting birds and small mammals.

Breed traits: Independent, curious, playful, vocal.

A little about the Finnish Spitz


The Finnish Spitz is a lively breed with a 'fox-like' appearance and a ready bark. They commonly bond to one individual and will be devoted to this person, but can be stubborn and domineering with others. They love daily exercise, but their hunting instincts mean they can be distracted by a scent and wander off. 



The Finnish Spitz may be predisposed to the following health conditions: Canine Hip Dysplasia, Diabetes, Patellar Luxation and Epilepsy. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.