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German Spitz Breed Information

This breed was originally developed in Germany, and is believed to have existed here for more 60,000 years. They were bred as herd dogs, hunting dogs and also watch dogs. This breed is medium in size. They have a wedge shaped head and their muzzle is straight and also long. They have pointy ears, and resembles to a fox in its appearance. The coat covering the skin of this breed is very rough. They are available orange, black and also grey colour. They are smart and intelligent dogs. They are friendly affectionate and also loving. This breed is highly energetic, active and also alert. They become easily attached to the family and also love the care and attention given to them. They love to stay close to the family. They are always watchful and alert, and make a great watch dog. They are great with children, and love to play around with them. They are friendly towards strangers and also other animals. They should be properly socialized and also trained from an early stage. They are quick learners and very smart, hence they are easy train, provided that the trainer is calm and also firm. They are barkers, and tend to alert their master with squeaky barks. This breed is very easy to groom. They should be brushed and also combed daily, in order to avoid matting of their hair. They should be bathed once in every week. Clipping of their coat is not recommended. They are perfect for apartments. They can make themselves comfortable in a small space if they are given sufficient exercise. They should be taken out for walks and also off the leash plays in your yard. The average height of a healthy German Spitz is 44 cm to 47 cm, and the average height of this breed is 14 kg to 19 kg. This breed is generally very healthy, but in some cases epilepsy or patella luxation can be seen. They are frequently affected by dental problems; hence care should be taken regarding that. The average life expectancy of this breed is 14 years.

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