finnish spitz

cut Ideal size for males: 47 cm, for females: 42 cm
weight For males: 12-13 kg, for females: 7-10 kg.
hair  Fairly long on the body, erect or semi-erect, stiffer on the neck and back
dress red-brown or golden-brown
head ovoid
eyes Of medium size, almond-shaped, they are in a slightly oblique position and preferably dark. Their expression is lively and awake
ear Set rather high, always upright. They are rather small, pointed, very mobile and covered with fine hair.
tail From the attachment it is firmly curved forward and carried along and close to the back, the end falling downwards and slightly backwards to rest on the middle region of the thigh
behaviour Lively, vigorous, courageous and determined. He can be a little reserved around strangers, but he is never vicious.
federation FCI nomenclature group 5 section 4
Miscellaneous Very independent by nature, he must always be kept on a leash during walks in town. In the countryside, it is essential to have a strictly enclosed space. Very athletic, he needs long free walks outside with his master. His coat requires no grooming other than regular brushing. In addition, he is a very clean dog, which proceeds to a meticulous grooming himself. Average lifespan: 13 years.
Its origins are not clearly defined but it very probably entered Finland at the beginning of the Christian era, in the company of the nomadic tribes who came from the Asian borders. It was then used to hunt polar bears. It was in 1675 that a French explorer described it for the first time, in his travel notes, as it still appears to us today. The first "standard" was written in Finland in 1892 and its breeding in France began in 1968.
Despite his somewhat shy look, he is rather sociable by nature. However, he has an instinct for danger and proves to be a watchdog who is always alert and brave. When hunting, he shows a predilection for game birds, in particular the capercaillie, and his remarkable flair, his keen eyesight, his tenacity and his cunning make him the precious auxiliary of the hunter whom he guides with his barking. . Its extremely sensitive temperament requires a balanced education, both firm and gentle. In a harmonious environment, he shows himself to be an intelligent, affectionate and faithful companion. He shares the children's games without brutality. For an apartment life, a good education can temper its natural ability to bark.