German Spitz

Evidence suggests that the German Spitz has served as a companion to humans in Central Europe for thousands of years and remains virtually unchanged; countless modern breeds can trace their lineage back to this breed. Depending on where you are in the world the “German Spitz” may refer a variety of solid and fluffy dog breeds with bushy tails. These dogs have strong personalities – they are energetic, confident with their family members but may be apprehensive towards unknown people; hence it’s essential that these pups receive adequate socialization when young so as to avoid nervousness or aggression in later life.

The German Spitz is a version of the classic Nordic breed, characterized by its tapering head and pointed ears, thick double-coated fur, and plumed tail that coils over its back. This highly spirited pup has an array of colors to choose from – even solid white! But beware: no matter the hue or coat pattern you select for your own beloved companion, he will shed throughout his life. The German Spitz may appear to be a larger version of the Pomeranian but is actually its own breed. Here in the United States, two sizes are available: klein (small) and mittel (medium). Others classify their relatives such as toy Spitzes (Pomeranian), wolfspitzes (Keeshond) and Giant Spitz into this breed too.

The German Spitz is a lovable and loyal pet that forms an indelible bond with its owners; however, it can occasionally be assertive if the owner lacks confidence or authority. To keep their thick double coat looking splendid requires daily brushing, but fortunately for you, this breed doesn’t require strenuous exercise sessions or difficult grooming routines – making them surprisingly easy to care for! All in all, these agile dogs live 13-15 years and boast great health during those active years.

His dark eyes usually gleam with joy while he is frolicking around or going on an intense sprint throughout the house. Even though he loves to have fun, his energy level is quite balanced and so only a short but brisk walk or playtime daily should suffice as exercise requirements. The German Spitz can run for extended periods (as long as their health allows) without tiring you out too quickly in comparison to other breeds. They’re both athletic and agile; this breed excels in dog sports such as flyball, agility racing, nose work trials obedience tests and rally competitions alike!

The German Spitz is a spitz breed that can be vocal if not properly trained, however training will help them understand when it’s appropriate to bark and when it isn’t. This breed tends to have good relationships with children, cats, and other dogs; yet their strong prey drive may pose risks for small animals or birds in the home. As such, this type of dog should probably not be considered by novice owners. Plus, although generally even-tempered creatures – the smaller Kleinspitzes are more delicate than other breeds and will snap back at boisterous kids if hurt unintentionally. Older, more considerate children will find the dog to be good company, but families with toddlers should steer clear.

If you’re drawn to a vivacious pup with an independent streak and don’t mind the shedding season that comes twice annually, plus hair around your clothing and furniture all year round, then you may love having a German Spitz as part of your family. If, however, obedience is absolutely essential for your perfect pooch – it’s best to look elsewhere.

  • Furlyfe Rank
  • Group AKC Foundation Stock
  • Origin Germany
  • Size Small, Medium
  • Weight 21 to 29 pounds
  • Coat Length Long
  • Colors White, Black, Brown
  • Other Names Medium Spitz, German
  • Temperament Active, Devoted, Smart

Breed Characteristics

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