Finnish Spitz

  • Size

  • Height

    Males – 17.5 to 20 inches, Females – 15.5 to 18 inches
  • Weight

    Males – 29 pounds, Females – 23 pounds
  • Coat

  • Color

    Golden-red, ranging from pale honey to deep auburn
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Tracking, Conformation, Herding, Guarding
  • Indoor/Outdoor


With his pointed muzzle and prick ears, the Finnish Spitz resembles a fox. Once used to hunt small birds and game, the breed today primarily is a playful, friendly house dog. Known for his barking, the Finnish Spitz long ago summoned hunters by barking. A seasonal heavy shedder with a fluffy, dense double coat, this breed needs weekly brushing as well as moderate exercise.

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