Finnish Spitz were originally were bred to hunt a variety of small and large game, and then bark when they found something. Today they’re considered “talkative” companions who will keep you apprised of just about everything going on in your surroundings.

Watch and learn about Finnish Spitz dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Finnish Spitz Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Finnish Spitz Dog Sporting Dogs 1 foot, 3 inches to 1 foot, 8 inches tall at the shoulder 20 to 35 pounds 12 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Finnish Spitz is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 3 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 3 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone. This means Finnish Spitz has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 5 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Finnish Spitz is rated 5 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 5 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 5 out of 5 in Friendly Dog. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 3 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers parameter.

Health Grooming:

Finnish Spitz is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 4 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential. This means Finnish Spitz has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 2 out of 5 in Easy To Groom. This means Finnish Spitz has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Groom parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 4 out of 5 in General Health. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in General Health parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 3 out of 5 in Size. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Size parameter.

Trainability:

Finnish Spitz is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Trainability parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 3 out of 5 in Easy To Train. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 3 out of 5 in Prey Drive. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 5 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 4 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Finnish Spitz is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 5 out of 5 in Energy Level. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 4 out of 5 in Intensity. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Intensity parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Finnish Spitz is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness. This means Finnish Spitz has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Sporting Dogs

Height

1 foot, 3 inches to 1 foot, 8 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

20 to 35 pounds

Life Span

12 to 15 years

Highlights

Finnish Spitz are lively, high-energy dogs and require lots of daily exercise.These dogs are called Bark Pointers for a good reason. They love to bark! Train them at an early age to stop barking on command, or hope that you have tolerant neighbors!Because Finnish Spitz are hunting dogs, they should never be turned out in unsecured areas. A fenced yard is a necessity.If left outside alone for too long, Finnish Spitz will bark at everything they see unless trained at an early age not to do so.Finnish Spitz take a long time to mature mentally, and can be rather silly and puppyish until they are three to four years old.Hunting dogs in general can be independent thinkers, which makes them appear to be stubborn at times. Finnish Spitz are no different. Learn the proper training methods and motivations, however, and you’ll be pleased with your dog’s intelligence and willingness to learn.Finnish Spitz generally are good with other pets in the household, but can be aggressive with dogs they don’t know.This is a breed that tends to be aloof and suspicious of strangers. They aren’t good guard dogs, but they will alert you by barking if someone approaches your home.Finnish Spitz love to eat, especially treats. Since they can be somewhat manipulative, they will try to get as many treats from you as possible and can become overweight. Try giving them a carrot or a low-fat treat instead.Never buy a Finnish Spitz from a puppy mill, a pet store, or a breeder who doesn’t provide health clearances or guarantees. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies and who breeds for sound temperaments.