Based on accepted breed standards, Finnish Spitz must have a square build, meaning it is slightly shorter in length than it is in height. It stands 38 to 51 centimetres at the withers and weighs 20 to 35 pounds. With its fox-like appearance, the breed has pointed muzzles, red coats and pricked ears. Nose, lips and rims of the eyes are coloured black.
Sporting a double coat, the Finnish Spitz has a soft, dense undercoat, and a long, harsh guard hair as a topcoat. Its head wear short tight hair, whereas the hair in the body and back of their legs is slightly longer. Stiff, harsh coat can be found on its neck up to its back. There are only two accepted breed colours that contribute to its foxy appearance, and those are red and gold. Grooming a Finnish Spitz can be a bit challenging especially in keeping its coat clean and pristine-looking. It does not help that it sheds quite heavily throughout the year, which requires daily brushing to remove any loose and dead hair.
Aside from making sure the coat is tidy and skin looking good, it is also necessary to pay attention to other parts of its physical well-being. When too much wax build up in the ears, this makes the dog breed susceptible to infections. Cleaning the ears on a regular basis using a vet-approved solution will prevent bacteria from growing in its ear canals. Brushing of teeth at least twice a week is also essential to keep gum disease and bad breath at bay. We must not forget to trim the nails. Untrimmed nails can lead to overgrowth, cracking and splitting, which will be painful for any dog breed.