Finnish Spitz Temperament and Lifespan

Finnish Spitz is a medium-sized dog of square format. A distinctive feature of the breed is bright red color, small erect ears, tail ringlet complements "fox" look. Even without sexual characteristics it can be determined from a distance, if you see a male or a female. Male has more muscular coat. Finnish Spitz is balanced, cheerful dog. It gets along with children of all ages very well, and if they are highly bother the dog, then it just goes away from the noisy pack. These dogs are also very friendly with pets. For serious protection the Finnish Spitz is not suitable, but will raise the alarm if it is something to guard. It has excellent hearing and eyesight, they are wary of strangers, but rarely bite.

Finnish Spitz can be described as friendly and active, devoted and faithful, courageous but cautious dog. Despite the fact that they get along very well with pets, it is better not to leave small alone with the Finnish Spitz due to their hunting instinct. These dogs are extremely loyal to their family, they are the first days of becoming full-fledged members. This dog does not tolerate swearing, dispute, noise, voice and can show aggression in this case, even to the host.

The lifespan of these dogs is about 11-15 years.

How Much Does a Finnish Spitz Cost and Price Range

The price for Finnish Spitz varies from $ 500 to $800. The price depends on the quality of the dog mostly as the breed and the show quality dogs cost more in comparison with the pet quality puppies. One more factor that must be taken into account is the location of the breeder.

Finnish Spitz Colors, Shedding, Full Size and Average Weight

Height Males: 44-50 cm Females: 39-45 cm

Weight Dogs: 12-13 kg Bitches: 7-10 kg

Color Red, Gold, Red Gold

Finnish Spitz Breed Characteristics, Information and Facts

Unfortunately, the origin of these wonderful dogs is unknown. However, it is believed that they have hundreds of years of living on the territory of Karelia and Finland. Such dogs of small stature, with hair of the red color were described by French explorer Pierre de Martinyar in 1675. He was fascinated by the beauty of these "dark red" dogs. The first breed standard was adopted at the end of the 19th century. In 1892, the Finnish kennel club officially recognized the breed. At the same time there was an exhibition, which was dedicated only to these dogs. Today, Finnish Spitz - pride and national symbol of the country. In Russia, the number of these dogs was strongly reduced in the period of the Great Patriotic War. Fortunately, breeders have been saved from extinction these incredible dogs. Today Karelian Bear Dog is especially popular in the northern part of Russia.

March, 2016 by Joelle