The Finnish Spitz is a friendly pet. Here is your informative A-list of Finnish Spitz. They are also known as Suomenpystykorva (the Finnish Cock-Eared Dog) or the Finnish Barking Birddogs. In two thousands of years ago, this dog breed was originated from the Volga River Area of central Russia and brought to Finland. In 1979, the Finnish Spitz has become national dog of Finland. It was bred for hunting purpose and this dog breed is known as “bark pointer”. Hunters will bring them for hunting, when the Finnish Spitz found their pray, the Finnish Spitz will start barking at the direction where the animal was located. They also hunt elk and moose. This dog resembles fox. Today, Finnish Spitz is used as hunting dog and family pet.

Facts about Finnish Spitz

  • Temperament – The Finnish Spitz is lively, independent, alert, intelligent, friendly, active and affectionate with family. They were used to be hunting dog in past so they will be reserved with strangers most of the time. They are loyal and devoted to family, they can get along with children and other pets. They are protective of their family. The Finnish Spitz is more aggressive towards same sex dog. The Finnish Spitz puppies have a fox-like, owner should give them early training and socialization during puppyhood, do not allow them to bark at you and try to limit their barking. They are easy to train and they love to chase small animals as birds or rodents. This dog breed is suitable for inexperienced dog owner. The Finnish Spitz is a good watchdog. Do not leave them alone for long period as they do enjoy spending time with family, they are a good jogging companion.
  • Appearance – The Finnish Spitz has a medium-sized and muscular body and the appearance look like a fox. Their expression always looks like lively, sweet and alert. They have a narrow pointed muzzle and come with a pair of dark almond shaped eyes. The ears are erected and the deep chest is reaching to the elbow. The neck is muscular and the topline is level. They have rounded feet and the front legs are straight. The plumped tail is curled and set on just below level of topline. The Finnish spitz has a double coat. The outer coat is is longer on the neck and back and the undercoat is soft and dense.









Finnish Spitz Breed Information

Size Medium
Height 38 – 51cm (male and female)
Weight 14 – 16kg (male and female)
Colour Various shape of red-gold from pale honey to deep auburn
Group Non-sporting Breed Dog
Life Span 12– 15 years
Exercise Ability Daily long walks or jogging is needed, let them run and roam around at fenced large yard
Grooming Requirements BruBrush twice a week with bristle, they are a clean dog. This breed is seasonally heavy shedder. Use mild shampoo when necessary
Environment Indoor or Large fenced yard, they prefer cold climate
Barking Average
Recognition CKC, FCI, NKC, ACR, APRI, DRA, NZKC, ANKC, KCGB, AKC


The Finnish Spitz is one of the healthy dogs; it has no common health problems as Karelian Bear dog or Rat Terrier.

Finnish Spitz
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