Finnish Spitz Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Finnish Spitz is that they are brave, friendly, lively, alert, playful, affectionate, protective and loyal.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog gets along great with family and is excellent with children.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan for this breed of dog is around 12 to 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is aound 31 to 35 lbs.

Common Diseases

The mose common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to hip dysplasia and PRA.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience. This breed is an average shedder, brush every other day.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment and condo dwellings. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of dog is around $650+. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected. Males however, may be prone to dog aggression.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog can bark up to 160 times per minute. This is a good reason that they are not suitable for the apartment and condo environment!

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