Finnish Spitz

A.K.A. : Finnish Hunting Dog, Finnish Spets, Finsk Spets, Loulou Finois, Suomalainen pystykorva, Suomenpystykorva
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Overview: The Finnish Spitz, or Finsk Spets, is the national dog of Finland. They are an independent, reserved, cautious and sometimes aloof breed. As they were bred to be hunters, they need to be kept in a secure fenced yard or else they may go off on a hunting expedition.
Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Weight (lbs): Male: 31-36 lb Female: 23-29 lb
Height (in): 15 - 20 inches
Colors: Reddish-brown, red gold on back, preferably bright; lighter shades permissible on the underside
Coat: Harsh and straight, about 1 to 2" long with a short and soft undercoat. Short and close on head and front of legs, longer on body and back of legs, semi-erect and stiff on neck and back
Character: Finnish Spitzes are sensitive and strong minded, but also loyal to their human family. They especially love being with children.
Temperament: Finnish Spitz are lively and vocal.
Care: The Finnish Spitz double coat should be brush once or twice a week, more when shedding. They do not have a doggy odor and should only be bathed when necessary.
Training: Requires patience and understanding when training as they have a tendency to be stubborn. Need to be trained not to bark incessantly
Activity: Enjoys short daily walks, but loves the outdoors and the ability to run free.
Country of Origin: Finland
Health Issue: Hip dysplasia, luxating patellas
Life Expectancy: 12 - 14 Years
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