Finnish Spitz Breed Maintenance
Although the Finnish Spitz takes pains to clean itself, similar to a cat, weekly coat brushing will help keep shedding down and your Finkie’s coat healthy. The Finnish Spitz does not require frequent bathing or shampooing either and should only be bathed when required. The moderate shedding of this dog means it is not a hypoallergenic breed but its regular self-cleaning habits also mean the Finnish Spitz does not have a bad “doggy” odor either. The Finnish Spitz can be an apartment, and urban friendly dog provided it gets enough exercise and attention, but living in an apartment may not suit your neighbors well due to this breed’s excessive vocalization. The Finnish Spitz does not tolerate being left alone and will develop chewing or barking habits outside of its usual loud-voiced barking tendency. The Finnish Spitz developed in a particularly cold climate and tolerates the cold very well. Temperate climates and a far better environment to keep a Finkie over hotter ones. When it comes to diet, the Finnish Spitz is a medium-sized dog that requires 1.75 to 2.5 cups of dry food, fed twice a day. However, the amount of food you feed your Finkie depends on his age, size, and activity level. Overfeeding without proper exercise may lead to obesity, which can then lead to developing health problems including diabetes.