Finnish Spitz

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Due to the color of its coat, the shape of its tail and its great cunning, the Finnish Spitz looks more like a fox than a dog, even though he is not related to foxes.


O Finnish Spitz descends from the dog of the wetlands, the first dog that lived with the man in the lake villages of Prehistoric Europe. It is believed that this breed arrived in Finland with the first Finns, who came from the plateaus of Asia. Due to its popularity and the large number of crossings made to meet this demand, in the 19th century the breed had lost much of its original characteristics. Some breed aficionados wanted to redo the old pattern of the breed and dedicated themselves to the search for the purest specimens throughout their country and thus carry out their task of bringing the breed back to its characteristic appearance.

An excellent partridge hunter in his native country, Finland, the Finnish Spitz is also a magnificent guard dog and excellent companion dog.

Spitz-type dogs have been living, working and playing in Europe for over six thousand years. As these dogs spread across the continent, different breeds of Spitz dogs were developed for the specific needs of each region. O Finnish Spitz, which is Finland's national dog, was bred to be a trusted hunter, a dedicated watchdog and most of all, a friend to the whole family.


The Finnish Spitz is a very lively, friendly, clean, tricky and intelligent dog, characteristics that together with their physical appearance make them even more similar to foxes. Despite being independent and sometimes a little reserved, he doesn't like his owners to leave him alone. This breed is very observant, attentive and can be quite noisy if it is bored. His playful character fits perfectly with the children, with whom he is very affable and affectionate. Finnish Spitz can be very difficult to educate, as it resists orders by nature. It is advisable that the training of these dogs becomes a game for them, so that they will resist less to direct commands.

Some Spitz dogs can be reserved and independent. But this is not the case with Finnish Spitz. Outgoing, playful and affectionate, the Finnish Spitz likes to be together and spend time with his family. In fact, he can even be a little dizzy around people. Despite this, the Finnish Spitz can also be a little reserved around strangers.

The Finnish Spitz was a breed created to bark. After centuries of existence, they still know how to make a good noise. This is usually no problem unless they are left alone for a long time. They are superb watchdogs.


You Finnish Spitz dogs have a square and symmetrical body. Its head is refined, with a pointed snout and a pronounced stop. Its eyes have an almond shape and the ears, of high insertion, are small, raised and triangular. This breed has its tail curled over its back, well covered with hair. Its coat is double, with a bright reddish color; the outer hair is long and rough and the undercoat is smooth and thick.

This is a medium-sized breed, robust and hairy, a set that gives it an appearance very similar to that of a fox. His eyes are dark with an alert and vivid expression. Overall, the Finnish Spitz has a bold appearance, but it is quite pleasant.

Specific care

O Finnish Spitz he is a very active dog, who loves to run. Ideally, he should have at least one yard in which he can exercise freely and in which his owner offers him the most varied sessions of games and games.

To keep your hair clean and healthy, it is enough that it is well brushed from time to time to eliminate dead hair and that too large knots form. The exception to this is the moulting period, which occurs in spring and autumn, when the owner needs to brush it more often during the week.

Finnish Spitz dogs they need daily exercise. If you are a dedicated runner you can take your Finnish Spitz with you and it will happily follow your pace.


Dogs of this breed can live up to 15 years with relatively few health problems, due to their limited breeding after problems with uncontrolled crossbreeding. Despite their very good health, they may still have some rare cases of health problems typical of small and medium-sized breeds, such as hip dysplasia, epilepsy and dislocations in the patella.

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