Welcome to the Kinsol Kennels website. We are so glad you stopped by.
Here at Kinsol, we are dedicated to breeding and preserving this primitive breed.
Our breeding program is not about making money or whelping as many puppies as we can. Our belief is to breed small numbers of high quality dogs. First concern for Kinsol Kennels is health. All our litters are bred from parents that have their heart, eyes, and elbows fully tested and approved through OFA. The Finnish Spitz is a generally healthy breed that we believe should remain pure and with very few genetic health issues. Our second concern is temperament. Finnish Spitz are a feisty dog that should be free of aggressiveness or shyness but should remain true to their spitz-like personalities. Kinsol Kennels is passionate about this breed and have made a commitment to sharing the Finnish Spitz to families worthy of them.
For more on that, please read about the breed on this site.
Are you looking for a dog that will sleep on the couch all day? Please stop reading this page now and find a different breed. Are you looking for a dog that will keep up with you every step of the way, make you laugh, and give you sass and attitude? Welcome, I hope we have a puppy available for you.
Kinsol Kennels is named after the local landmark the Kinsol Trestle.
Kinsol Trestle got it’s name from a nearby, now defunct, copper ore mine that was called (very tongue-in-cheek) King Solomon’s Mine.
King Solomon Mines was a rather insignificant mine located near Shawnigan Lake that left a rather large name-sake legacy. From 1904 to 1907, this tiny mine near the Koksilah River produced enough copper ore to barely fill three rail cars – resulting in a total of 18,000kg of copper. Although pretty well insignificant in the region’s mining history, it was around long enough to have a local rail stop named after it – the Kinsol Station. When the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway undertook a massive project to provide a rail-route to bring timber from the west coast to markets in Victoria, they built the largest wooden trestle in the commonwealth and named it after the station – the Kinsol Trestle.