About Finnish Spitz
The Finnish Spitz is a breed of dog originated in Finland, they were bred to hunt all types of game from squirrels and other rodents to bears, and then they will bark when they found something. In modern days, they were known as one of the “talkative” dog companions in the house, they are very friendly, sweet, and loyal dog good as a pet friend to children.
Finnish Spitz Appearance
Finnish Spitz has a double coat, their undercoat is short, soft, and dense, topped by harsh guard hairs that are one to two inches long. The hair on the head and legs is short. The tail and back of the hind legs have the longest and most dense hair. It comes in golden-red color, ranging from pale honey to deep auburn. Puppies often have a lot of black hair, which decreases as they mature. The nose, lips, and rims of the eyes are always black. Males typically have more coats than females, especially at their shoulders. Like other breeds of dog, it is advisable to bathe and groom them as necessary, used the right shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft, silky, and smell good.
Dog Ear Infections is a common condition in dogs that can affect one or both ears, check their ears at least once to twice a week for redness or a bad odor it is the indication of Ear Infections. To prevent ear infections in dogs always make sure that it is clean, use a dog ear cleaner and gently wipe it using a cotton ball dampened with an ear cleaner to your dog’s ears.
It is best to keep their dental hygiene and nail care properly too, periodontal disease is very common to dog whatever their size, brush their teeth several times a week to help remove tartar and bacteria and maintain the good condition of their teeth. Trim their nails once or twice a month to prevent injury in your dogs, long nails can also cause arthritis or other health concern in dogs. Short, neatly trimmed nails keep the feet in good condition and prevent our dog’s legs and our legs too from getting scratched when they excitedly jump up to greet us.
The Finnish Spitz weighs around 7-10 kg for females and 12-13 kg for males, their height range from 39-45 cm for females and 44-50 cm for males.
Finnish Spitz Personality
Most of the fur parents of Finnish Spitz describe them as independent, loyal, playful, active, happy, and vocal dogs. They love their owner a lot and they enjoy cuddling on the couch for a long period of time, they also enjoy playing outside the house.
They are also intelligent and easy to train and discipline, with early socialization they can be a good companion with other animals in the house. They can be a good playmate with children too as long as you teach the children how to handle properly the dogs for the safety of the dogs and the children themselves.
Finnish Spitz Health
Finnish Spitz has an average life span of 12 to 14 years, They are generally healthy, but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. Not all of them will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases they can have.
|Hip Dysplasia||It is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.|
|Skin Fold Dermatitis||This condition occurs when skin folds are deep, causing abnormal rubbing and retaining moisture in an area that’s both warm and not well-aerated.|
|Ear Infections||It is a common canine health problem, and it can be caused by allergies, yeast, ear mites, bacteria, hair growth deep in the ear canal, and more.|
|Obesity||Finnish Spitz loves to eat and will overeat if given the chance. If they put on too much weight, they can begin to have joint and back problems. Portion out food relative to your Finnish Spitz’s condition, not by the recommendation on the bag or can.|
How much is Finnish Spitz?
In buying to a legit Breeder you can expect to pay $500– $700 to Finnish Spitz puppies.
The legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs. The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.
Nowadays hundreds of thousands of dogs are being abandoned that’s why instead of buying I suggest you adopt! Support those in need give them love and a home to stay for the rest of their life.
Note: The expenses of taking care of dogs do not end in buying one after you bought or adopt your dog you must provide their necessary needs, like visit vet once a year for their health check-up, complete and follow up vaccinations, foods and provide vitamins as their maintenance and the most important is time to play and cuddle with them, I think that’s the most affordable one, giving attention to them, proper care and lots of love from you…