Finnish Spitz is the national dog of Finland since 1979. So, it can be understood easily that it is mainly found in Finland. The other names of these types’ dogs are Finnish Hunting Dog, Finnish Spets, Finsk Spets, Loulou Fionis, Suomalainen pystykorva, Suomenpystykorva, etc.
It is usually being used for professional game or hunting
Their barking also helps the other to focus on them but not on the hunter.
Finnish Spitz was mainly used for hunting bears.
For its excellent hunting ability, Finland has declared it as their national dog. It also suitable for domestic works under proper supervision.
Finnish Spitz is a very active, alert and lovely breed. It needs to take too long walk in once or twice in a day. As it is not a lazy breed, it should have some suitable exercises daily to make their joints and bones strong. They can also bark very strongly when they found anything messy. It found very attractive when they are taken to hunt. It’s such kind of intelligent and independent dog. They try to give their best when they get well trained. But won’t response if they don’t find any interest in their training.
Generally, it is a healthy breed. It should be taken medicines if their animal’s doctors prescript for good health or for any diseases. Though diseases are very rare but sometimes it can be affected by Patellar luxation and Hip dysplasia. If you notice that your dog is disturbed by anything, then just find out the problems and solutions.
Males: 17½ to 20 inches (44.5 to 50.8 cm)
Females: 15½ to 18 inches (39.4 to 45.7 cm)
Males: 26–30 lb (12–14 kg)
Females: 16–22 lb (7.3–10.0 kg)
Coat, Color & Grooming:
The puppies of a Finis Spetz are similar to red fox cub. They had born with the color of dark grey, fawn with vast amount of black or black brown. But with their growing ages, their coat color also may changes into light or deep. The adult dogs may have deep and lighter shades around their chests, belly, and joints or on tails. But their nose, lips, and the eye balls remains always black.
Finnish Spitz has double coat, which is a mixing of soft densely undercoating and long harsh guard hair which are about 2.5-5 cm long. When they ran, their coatings found in a very lovely way.
As Finnish Spitz is a hunting dog, it needs healthier food. Dry meats could be given once or twice a week on the measurement of 1 pound dividing into two meals. High qualities of dry dog foods are also available for this breed for other meals. Feed it 2-3 times a day.
You should take good care of your Finis Spitz. It should take bath once a week. Without doing this bad smells May comes from its body or may gets being effected with any bacteria’s.
With family and children:
Finnish Spitz can be very good and trustworthy member of your house if the family members and the children behave well with it.