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German Spitz

With five different sizes ranging from 7 – 22 inches and an array of coat colors, the German Spitz is an incredibly diverse breed.

About the German Spitz

The German Spitz is the ancestor of most of the spitz-type breeds recognized today. Their beautiful coat with abundant undercoat is one of their most captivating features, especially the mane-like collar and bushy tail.

The five varieties of German Spitz are known separately as the Toy Spitz, Miniature Spitz, Medium Spitz, Giant Spitz, and Wolfspitz. In non-German-speaking countries Wolfspitz are known as Keeshonds and Toy Spitz as Pomeranians.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Germany
Group
FCI Group 5, AKC Foundation Stock Service
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
13–16 years

Loving / Lively / Loyal / Alert / Confident / Resilient

Key facts

  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • Needs little training
  • Makes a great guard dog

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