The Finnish Spitz is a medium sized dog between 40 and 50 cm, well proportioned and elegant in build between 7 and 13 kg.
It has a wedge-shaped head with medium-sized, almond-shaped eyes.
Its ears are triangular, erect and slightly tilted forward.
Its tail is well furnished, carried high and curved over the back.
The Finnish Spitz is particularly appreciated for its flamboyant coat. Its coat is double, with an abundant, straight and rigid outer coat, and a soft and dense undercoat. The characteristic coat color is red, often with shades ranging from golden to coppery red.
In terms of personality, the Finnish Spitz is known to be a lively, energetic and alert dog. He is intelligent and has a strong personality, which can make him independent. He can be reserved around strangers, but he is generally devoted and affectionate towards his family. The Finnish Spitz is also a vocal dog, it is known to bark to communicate with its owners.
He is an active dog that requires a good amount of exercise and mental stimulation to be happy and balanced. Regular walks, interactive games and challenging workouts are recommended to meet his energy needs.
The Finnish Spitz has an average life expectancy of 12 to 15 years. As with any breed of dog, they can be predisposed to certain health conditions, including eye problems and skin problems. Regular visits to the veterinarian, a balanced diet and good coat maintenance are essential to maintain its health and well-being.