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Finnish Spitz

General Description

Generally a golden red colour, darker along the back, becoming lighter under the body. Thick, almost bear-like coat. Their tail curls up over their back.

General Health

Luxating Patellas and Epilepsy, but both are quite rare.

Hereditary Illnesses

Hip Dysplasia and Cataracts.

Character and Temperament

Finnish Spitz have a lively character. They can be very vocal, which makes them good watch dogs, but they can bark incessantly if not trained otherwise. They are good with children and other pets. Finnish Spitz are a very affectionate and playful breed, which makes them suitable as a family pet. They can be stubborn, so patience during training is required. Even when trained the Finnish Spitz will remain relatively independant.

Food

Not a fussy or big eater, one meal a day is adequate.

Exercise

1 to 1.5 hours a day. This is a very active breed and love to be able to run freely.

Grooming

These dogs have a very thick coat, so brushing twice or three times a week is recommended. They do not smell like other dogs so do not need bathing unless absolutley necessary.

Origin

Finland

Other_info

Originally used to hunt bear.

Stats

Average Dog Size

15-20

Average Dog Weight

30-35

Average Bitch Size

15-20

Average Bitch Weight

30-35

Average Litter Size

4

Average Life Expectancy

12


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