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Breed: Finnish Spitz
Country of Origin: Finland
AKC Group: Non-Sporting
Function: Hunting birds
Life Span: 12-15 years
Appearance: Curled tail
Color: Red-brown, or a yellowish-red
Coat Type: Thick
Grooming: The Finnish Spitz has a self-cleaning coat - as do most other Arctic dogs. Regular grooming with brush and comb is still necessary to remove dead hair. The coat does not have a doggie odor. This breed is a seasonally heavy shedder.
Height: 15-20 inches
Weight: 31-35 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: Ok
Intelligence: High
Trainability: High
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Ok
Good With Strangers: Ok
Character: Lively
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: active
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Barking! Can bark 160 times a minute!
Physical: Has one of the lowest frequencies of any breed of hip dysplasia and PRA.
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