So I was convinced that the Finnish Spitz is the right dog for my family and then someone went and shook my confidence. Someone who is more familiar with dogs than I, asked around to see if someone she knows might know more about a couple breeders I'm looking at. Apparently the response she got from them all was "is she SURE she wants THAT breed?" Part of it had to do with the energy level. Now, I'm not sure if that's because she's into certain large breeds that have lower energy levels and this one is therefore much higher, or if it's because the dog really is more than I had thought it was. My understanding was that it's high energy, but nothing like a husky and can be happy with long walks (about 45 minutes to an hour), training, play, time outside, and minimal crate time. The way she described it, they're high strung and need a minimum of an hour walk and probably more. My understanding is that if you really have a high energy dog, walks alone aren't going to cut it anyway. Is the idea that this dog is just nuts with energy from people who try to just walk it? Is it from people who want a lower energy dog? Or do I have a misconception of this breeds requirements? Pleas let me know your take. It seems that regardless of the requirements, the breeds I like, tend to have energy to burn. So, it's better to figure out how to meet the needs than to just dismiss the breed altogether.