German Spitz

About

Many Spitz breeds are thought to be descended from Stone Age Peat dogs, which makes them one of the oldest domestic breeds known to man.
It’s widely thought that German Spitz probably originated from the Spitz-type dogs found in the Northern German plain. Today, these delightful dogs come in three sizes: Gross (giant), Mittel (standard) and Klein (toy).
All three varieties have been declining in popularity in Germany in recent years. Some say that this is possibly because of the constant amount of brushing needed to prevent their glorious coats from matting. With the devotion and loyalty you get in return, however, we think it’s a very small price to pay.

Breed Insights

Stubbornness may be reduced by using motivational tools such as treats and favorite toys in reward-based training.
May not get along with other dogs, occasionally leading to aggression or fighting.
Usually wary of strangers and have a tendency to bark a lot making them good watch dogs.
Agile, lively and affectionate dogs. Independent by nature.
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Height: 9 – 16 in

Show Weight: 20 – 40 lb

Pet Weight: 21 – 43 lb