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Breed Information

The national dog of Finland, the Finnish Spitz is one of the best kept secrets of the dog world here in the UK, with very few puppies registered with the Kennel Club each year. Originally bred, and still used as a barking bird dog in its native land, the breed is very popular in Finland and other Scandinavian countries, where it is appreciated for its beauty, intelligence and integrity.

In appearance these dogs have the typical 'Spitz' look, characterised by sharply pricked ears and a tail which curls over the back. The eyes should be dark and almond shaped, with a pitch black nose. The coat consists of an outer coat which can vary in colour from a deep chestnut through to a pale red-gold with a soft cream coloured under coat, producing a clear contrast which makes the coat appear to glow. 

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