Finnish Spitz

Non-sporting Breed

Redgie, born July 4, 2002 in Ham Lake, MN (Courtesy of Gene Ringold)

The Finnish Spitz is a friendly and great family companion; very protective.  Training will require dedication, consistency and patience.  They can be noisy (known in Finland as the “barking bird dog”).  Not for a family that has a lot of tension or with confrontational tendencies.  Some males can be dog aggressive.  They are a super clean dog and need little attention other than some brushing.  Only trim under their pads, not their coat.   They love to eat and obesity can be a problem.

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Notes for owners
Short, self-cleaning.  Seasonal shedding Minimal No doggie odor.  Good for children and older adults.  Can be vocal!

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile


We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.

If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA (, and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.