All Dog Breeds >>Finnish Spitz
The national dog of Finland, the Finnish Spitz was originally known as the Suomenpystrykorva (the Finnish Cock-Eared Dog ) and the Finnish Barking Birddog. A hunter of small game and birds, the Finnish Spitz directs his hunter to treed game with a distinctive ringing bark or yodel and points to the prey with head and muzzle. Although breeders crossing them with other breeds nearly led to their extinction in the late 1800s, two Helsinki sportsmen recognized their native dog’s excellent qualities and salvaged the breed.
Finnish Spitz Breed for you ?
A lively, friendly dog, the Finnish Spitz enjoys being active and spending time with his family. He is good-natured and enjoys children, although may be initially cautious with strangers. The breed requires moderate exercise and his thick double coat sheds and will need regular brushing and bathing.