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March 01 , 2011

Finnish Spitz

Specia Rare-Breed Edtion : A Comprehensive Owner's Guide


The national dog of Finland, the Finnish Spitz is a devoted family companion whose claims to fame are his plush solid-red coat, fox-like appearnce, and his expressive voice. Called the “Barking Bird Dog,” Finkies use their voices while hunting forest game and are known to howl and yodel to express their moods, desires, and woes. This Comprehensive Owner’s Guide dedicated to the Finnish Spitz opens with a chapter on the breed’s history in Finland, discussing the dog’s unique hunting ability and how the efforts of two foresters rescued the breed from near extinction. The chapter also covers the breed’s introduction to Britain and the United States. Author Juliette Cunliffe describes the breed as having “the temperament and character of a much larger dog,” adding that it is adaptable, lively, friendly, and affectionate, all most desirable traits in a Nordic dog. Of great utility to potential owners of the breed, the characteristics chapter details the Finnish Spitz’s physical attributes, personality, and health concerns.
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