The breed needs a fenced in yard when not indoors or on a leash due to the breed’s tendency to wander off. A lively, friendly dog, the Finnish Spitz enjoys being active and spending time with his family. He is good-natured and enjoys children, although may be initially cautious with strangers. The breed requires moderate exercise. Finnish Spitz are excellent about alerting you to intruders - whether it be wildlife, other pets,or people.
Did You Know?
Suomenpystrykorva, the Finnish Cock-Eared Dog, was known in earlier times as the Finnish Barking Birddog and is now called the Finnish Spitz.
The Finnish Spitz is, not surprisingly, the national dog of Finland.
The history of spitz-type dogs that make up the Finnish Spitz's ancestry traces back several thousand years.
By 1880, Finnish Spitzes had been so interbred that the original Finnish Spitz became nearly extinct.
The first English Spitzes arrived in England in 1927.
The Finnish Spitz Club of America was founded in 1975.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
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