| Virtually every element of the breed has been developed to make it an effective hunting, pointing and retrieving dog for forest game birds. It is essential to keep the way in which they work in the forefront of your mind if you are to judge them properly |
The Finnish forest is undulating, and uneven. A Finnish Spitz need to be able to lower its head right to the ground easily, lift it to point the birds and have a not too long but very strong neck to be able to carry the weight of the shot bird. The shape of the dog allows it to work through thick undergrowth, jump lightly over obstacles and its coat protects it from damage as well as from the elements.