Those dogs were originally bred to hunt a variety of small and large game, as well as bark when they find something. Today, they are considered “talkative” companions, which will keep you apprised of everything that surrounds them.
Finnish Spitz is the national dog of Finland, where it has been mainly used for hunting. His nickname is Frankie, which became popular after this breed’s arrival to England in the 1920s. Interestingly enough, it is also called the Finnish Barking Bird Dog, because of its unique hunting habits.
Finnish Spitz is lively and is as intelligent as it is animated. Such dogs are just great companions for active families. What is also important, they get along well with children and are also good watchdogs protecting their families.
They rarely show aggression unless it is warranted. In America, the representatives of this bred are used as companion dogs, whereas in Finland they are still used for hunting. They are specific and can run ahead of the hunter until they find a bird. They follow the bird until it settles on the tree and attracts dogs’ attention.