Life span: 12-14 Years
Height: 17 – 20 inches (male), 15 – 18 inches (female)
Weight: 26 – 29 lbs. (male), 16 – 22 lbs. (female)
As the name suggests, the Finnish Spitz is a dog breed that was developed in Finland for hunting game, such as squirrels, rodents, and even bears. With its thick double coat of golden-red fur, the Finnish Spitz has a fox-like appearance, with black eyes and a curved tail. Even though the Spitz is efficient as a hunter, it is also very affectionate with a steady temperament, which makes it great around children. In fact, the Finnish Spitz is so well loved that since 1979 it has been the national dog of Finland.