Lively, energetic and spirited, a Finnish Spitz is a happy, loving and active family pet. They are highly intelligent, gentle with children and even love cats.124. Finnish Spitz

Boasting impeccable eyesight and hearing, nothing will escape your Finnish Spitz. So good luck sneaking in at 2am! Lively and energetic, your dog is always ready to play a game or enjoy a back rub. They are intelligent and eager to learn but can get bored quickly. With short repeated training sessions you’ll soon have the best-behaved dog in the neighbourhood. This dog knows no limits, they have bundles of energy and will keep going until stopped. Morning jogs and long afternoons at the park make for one happy pet. Their sweet, friendly and loyal disposition makes them ideal for children and families. They even love other pets, but can be predatory with rodents and birds. They are lively and curious dogs that have a spark for life.

Fun fact:They have a distinctive, ringing bark or yodel that

is very high-pitched and rapid.

Don’t leave your Finnish Spitz alone for too long as they suffer from separation anxiety and want to be involved in all aspects of family life. They also tend to bark frequently when bored. Socialise your pet well or they can be reserved and aloof as adults. They have no doggy odour as they are self-cleaning. Finnish Spitz shed heavily and need to be brushed regularly.

Scheduled six monthly health checks and visits to the vet are important to ensure that your dog is healthy and happy throughout all life-stages. It’s important that together with your vet a preventative healthcare program is determined and maintained based on the individual needs of your canine companion.


A medium-sized breed weighing an average 15kgs with an average height of 38-51cms.


A large dwelling is ideal for these dogs.

Energy Levels

They have high energy levels. A daily run and romp in the park is ideal.

Difficulty Of Training

They are intelligent dogs and eager to please making training a breeze.

Family suitability

Great family pets and loyal companions.

Suitability to other pets

Their friendly nature means they will befriend other pets.

Need for company

They have a high need for company and enjoy being by their human’s side at all times. 

Hypoallergenic dog breed?


Coat and grooming needs

This breed requires moderate to high maintenance. Brush their coat twice a week and don’t let it matt. They have a long coat in various shades of golden-red, red-brown, yellowish-red to honey-coloured with or without white markings.


They shed heavily.

Tendency to bark

They have a high tendency to bark.

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