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Finnish Spitz vs Chinook vs Cirneco dell’Etna – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Finnish Spitz vs Chinook vs Cirneco dell’Etna" Compare Finnish Spitz and Chinook. Which is better: Finnish Spitz or Chinook or Cirneco dell’Etna?
Name Finnish Spitz Chinook Cirneco dell’Etna
OriginsFinland United States Italy
Group Companion Dogs Sled Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank177179184
Reviews020
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Other Names Barking Bird Dog, Finnish Hunting Dog, Finnish Spets, Finsk Spets, Loulou Finois, Suomalainen Pystykorva, Suomenpystykorva Shinook Cirneco
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1991 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2013 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Hunting Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Kennel Club Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. United Kennel Club American Rare Breed Association No set
Price $500-$700 $800-$1000 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Finnish Spitz vs Chinook vs Cirneco dell’Etna

Size Medium Large Medium
Weight 31-35 pounds (14-16 kg) Male: 70 pounds (32 kg), Female: 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 22–26 pounds (10–12 kg), Female: 18–22 pounds (8–10 kg)
Avg. Weight 33 pounds (15 kg) Male: 70 pounds (32 kg), Female: 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 24 pounds (11 kg), Female: 20 pounds (9 kg)
Height 15-20 inches (38-51 cm) Male: 23-27 inches (58-69 cm), Female: 21-25 inches (53-64 cm) Male: 18–20 inch (46–52 cm), Female: 17–20 inch (42–50 cm)
Avg. Height 17.5 inches (44.5 cm) Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) Male: 19 inch (49 cm), Female: 18.5 inch (46 cm)

Hair & Care - Finnish Spitz vs Chinook vs Cirneco dell’Etna

Coat Dense Thick Double Dense Soft Thick Fine
Colors Red Gold Fawn Palomino Silver Gray Red Gold Chestnut Tan
Grooming
Average: The Finnish Spitz requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Chinook requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Cirneco dell’Etna doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Finnish Spitzs shed moderately.
Chinooks shed moderately.
Cirneco dell’Etnas shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Finnish Spitz vs Chinook vs Cirneco dell’Etna

Temperament Happy Intelligent Playful Independent Loyal Vocal Alert Dignified Responsive Calm Friendly Affectionate Lively Gentle
Intelligent Rank
Average: Finnish Spitz's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Finnish Spitzs are easy to train.
Chinooks are quite easy to train.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Finnish Spitz is a playful breed.
The Chinook is a playful breed.
Cirneco dell’Etnas, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Finnish Spitzs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Chinooks don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Cirneco dell’Etnas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Finnish Spitzs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Chinooks are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Finnish Spitzs are a social breed.
Chinooks are a social breed.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Finnish Spitz is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Chinook barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Cirneco dell’Etna rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Finnish Spitzs are average watchdogs.
Chinooks are good watchdogs.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Finnish Spitzs are average defenders.
Chinooks can't provide protection for their territory.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Finnish Spitz has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Chinook has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cirneco dell’Etna has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Finnish Spitzs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Chinooks have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cirneco dell’Etnas have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Finnish Spitz is strong enough to escape from home.
Chinooks tend to escape less than other breeds.
Cirneco dell’Etnas tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Finnish Spitzs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Chinooks have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Cirneco dell’Etnas have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Finnish Spitzs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Chinooks are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Finnish Spitzs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Chinooks adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cirneco dell’Etnas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Finnish Spitzs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Chinooks do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Cirneco dell’Etnas do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Finnish Spitz vs Chinook vs Cirneco dell’Etna

Stranger Friendly
Finnish Spitzs are average friendly towards strangers.
Chinooks are average friendly towards strangers.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Finnish Spitzs are kid-friendly dogs.
Chinooks are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Finnish Spitzs are cat-friendly dogs.
Chinooks are average friendly towards cats.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Finnish Spitzs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Chinooks are average friendly towards other dogs.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly Yes
Finnish Spitz is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Chinook is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cirneco dell’Etna is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Finnish Spitzs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Chinooks are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Finnish Spitzs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Chinooks are generally with other pets.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Finnish Spitzs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Chinooks are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cirneco dell’Etnas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Finnish Spitz breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Chinook breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cirneco dell’Etna breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Finnish Spitz vs Chinook vs Cirneco dell’Etna

Health Issues
Finnish Spitzs are commonly healthy dogs.
The Chinook is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Cirneco dell’Etnas tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
Health Problems Epilepsy Eye Problems Joint Problems Bloat Cataracts Hip Dysplasia Seizures Skin Irritation No set
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Finnish Spitzs are high energy dogs.
Chinooks have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Cirneco dell’Etnas have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Finnish Spitzs need a lot of exercises.
Chinooks need a lot of exercises.
Cirneco dell’Etnas need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Finnish Spitzs don't need too much sleep.
Chinooks sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Cirneco dell’Etnas are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 2.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Finnish Spitz can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Chinook can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Finnish Spitz has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Chinook has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cirneco dell’Etna has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Finnish Spitz is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Chinook is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cirneco dell’Etna is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Finnish Spitz vs Chinook vs Cirneco dell’Etna

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 3-6 puppies 3-6 puppies 3-5 puppies

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