Category: Non Sporting Dogs
Facts about Finnish Spitz Dogs, "Scientific name for Finnish Spitz Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". Also known as Loulou Finnoi, Finsk Spets or Suomenpystykorva, Finnish Spitz is a dog breed with its origin in Finland. It was initially bred to be used for hunting game animals such as bears, rodents, squirrels and many others. Finnish Spitz Dog is very friends and has great love for children. Since 1979, Finnish Spitz Dog has been a national dog in Finland.
In appearance, the Finnish Spitz Dog resembles a fox. The body of this dog breed is square and muscular. The Finnish Spitz Dog head is slightly round at the forehead and flat between the ears. The narrow muzzle is wider at the base and has pronounced stop. The Finnish Spitz Dog eyes are dark and almond-shaped with black rims. Finnish Spitz Dog lips and nose are black in color. Its ears are erect and set high. Finnish Spitz Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
Facts a Finnish Spitz Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Finnish Spitz Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Finnish Spitz Dogs eye protected and moist. Finnish Spitz Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
The Finnish Spitz Dog has a double coat that is soft and short. In addition, it has a dense undercoat with a straight, long and harsh outer coat. The coat comes in a myriad of colors including red-brown, golden-red, honey-colored and yellowish-red. The Finnish Spitz Dog colors can at times have small white markings. However, it is worth noting that puppies are born when they are dark but lighted to reddish as they grow older. The female Finnish Spitz dogs have a more refined coat than their male counterparts. The Finnish Spitz Dog is important to take care of the coat of this dog properly.
Finnish Spitz Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. Facts a Finnish Spitz Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Finnish Spitz Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.<
Height and Weight
A standard Finnish Spitz Dog average male weighs between 26 to 30 pounds (12 to 14 kilograms) and the female average weight ranges from 16 to 22 pounds (7.3 to 10 kilograms). In terms of height at shoulders, a standard male measures 17 1/2 to 20 inches (44.5 to 50.8 cm) and the average female is 15 1/2 to 18 inches (39.4 to 45.7 cm).
Finnish Spitz dog breed is lively, friendly, alert, playful, courageous and active. If the owner has an air of calm and gentle authority to Finnish Spitz Dog, it can be obedience trained. The Finnish Spitz Dog is renowned as a hunting dog and thus does not adapt well to strictly kenneled living conditions. The Finnish Spitz Dog also makes an amazing companion to family members of all ages but it is very fond of children.
Finnish Spitz Dog has a life span of between 12 and 15 years.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Finnish Spitz Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. Facts a Finnish Spitz Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Finnish Spitz Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Finnish Spitz Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Finnish Spitz Dogs they have 42 teeth.
Female Finnish Spitz Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Finnish Spitz Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Finnish Spitz Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
If purchasing a Finnish Spitz Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The Finnish Spitz Dog belongs to the Non-Sporting Group and in 1991 it was recognized by the (AKC) American Kennel Club.
The number one heath problems amongst Finnish Spitz Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Finnish Spitz Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
Finnish Spitz Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
A Finnish Spitz Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Average body temperature for a Finnish Spitz Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Finnish Spitz Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.