The German Spitz does not have its progeny very well defined.
However, as Germany is the most likely place for its emergence, the country was recorded in the name of the breed. There are five types of Spitz, the dwarf, the small, the medium, the large and the giant.
Despite this, the dwarf is the one that became best known and what we see most out there; It is a very docile and playful companion dog breed, which in addition to getting along very well with its human parents.
It is very affectionate and is not considered an aggressive dog, but can be afraid of strangers at first. In our country, it can also be called a pomeranian lulu.
The height varies from
20 to 30 cm
The weight varies from
12 to 25 kg
The coat of the German Spitz is long and can contain several shades, such as black, brown, white, orange, gold, wolf gray, in addition to other colors.
On the face, however, the hair is short and narrow. The density of the hair is quite high. It is common for their tutors to have difficulty keeping their fur long, so it is quite common for their pets to be groomed.
The shearing with scissors is the most suitable for the breed, giving a rounded appearance, of teddy, in this dog that is already so cute by nature.
The health of the German Spitz is considered to be very good. He is an animal that has a strong immune system and rarely gets sick – which is one of the reasons for his long life expectancy.
Despite being a breed of small dogs, they are very resistant dogs and can take long walks. However, all dogs of this breed, but especially small and dwarf dogs, need extra care related precisely to their size.
Due to its bone structure, the Spitz can present some weaknesses, in addition to being more susceptible to accidents even at home. Patellar dislocation is very common in this breed.
It happens when your knee is forced inappropriately and usually has genetic influence.
Open skull (when the “soft spot” does not close properly), low blood sugar, cryptorchidism (absence of one or both testicles) and shoulder dislocations are also problems that can occur in this breed due to its size and crosses carried out over time to arrive at the copies they desired.
The German Spitz is a very docile and companion dog, who gets along well with his tutors and likes to play. However, he may be suspicious about visits and outsiders.
He does not usually interact with them and barks a lot in the presence of strangers. Despite being extroverted, they can also be skittish and need time to adapt to people, especially if they are not used to this type of routine even when they are young.
It is necessary to work on the socialization of the spitz so that it shows itself more balanced with those it does not know.
The German Spitz is a very smart, curious and very attentive dog. Furthermore, he is a pet that shows suspicion.
This means that he will stay away from unknown people until he understands what they are like and makes sure they are not a threat to himself or his humans.
Despite this, they are very docile with their whole family. When they believe something is wrong, they become suspicious and often bark when they feel threatened.
He doesn’t like to be commanded and can be quite stubborn, resisting any order. Because of this, raising this dog is particularly difficult and requires a lot of time and patience.
Despite this, teaching tricks and commands is possible precisely because he is a curious and, above all, playful dog, willing to play and play.
As a dog with health problems that appear very rarely, the expectation of the German Spitz is high.
Usually they live between 12 and 15 years, but if they are well cared for and live in a stress-free environment, they can reach 17 or 18 years old.
Because they have long hair, it is necessary to dry the German Spitz well after bathing, to ensure that fungi do not grow there and that the dog does not have dermatitis.
Also, as they are small dogs, be careful with jumping and running to make sure they don’t get hurt.
As it is an active dog, it is necessary to take him for a walk and play so that he can spend his energy every day.
The dwarf German Spitz is the most common among the breed variations.
Because of this, they received their own nickname: Pomeranian Lulu. Pomerania is a region between Germany and Poland.
It is very common in this breed for dogs to change color when they become adults. Another curiosity is that two dogs were rescued from the Titanic. And one of them was a German Spitz.
The other was a Pekingese.