Finland’s charming redhead has lots to say.

Vital Stats

Height: 15 to 20 inches at shoulder tall
Weight: 20 to 35 pounds
Coat: shades of golden-red with white tips
Life span: 12 to 15 years or older

Finnish Spitz were originally were bred to hunt a variety of small and large game, and then bark when they found something.

Today they’re considered “talkative” companions who will keep you apprised of just about everything going on in your surroundings. Full Finnish Spitz profile on

[usrlist “Need for exercise:5” “Playfulness:5” “Tendency to bark or howl:5” “Watchdog ability:4” “Compatible with kids:4” “Intelligence:4” “Mouthiness:3” “Amount of shedding:3” “Vigor:3” “Good for new owners:2” “Ease at being home alone:2” “Ease of training:2” “Easy to groom:1”]