Recognized: ANKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: Small: 9-11 in (23-28cm) Standard: 11½-13 in (29-35.5cm)
Weight: Small: 7 lb (3kg) Standard: 25 lb (11.5kg)
Coat: Soft, woolly undercoat and long, dense, straight outer coat
Color: All solid color varieties
|The only difference between the Small German Spitz
and Standard German Spitz is size. Both are smaller
versions of the Great German Spitz or Wolfspitz.
Although it is difficult to pinpoint the origin of spitz
dogs, they probably come from Scandinavia and were
taken to other countries by the Vikings. Spitz dogs
were known as early as 1700 when white specimens
were said to be kept in Pomerania and black ones In
Wurttemberg. Some of the smaller varieties of the
white spitz bred in Pomerania became known and
established under the name Pomeranian.
This active, intelligent dog is independent, yet
devotion to its human family is a breed characteristic.
The German Spitz can adapt to life in the town or
country, and needs vigorous daily brushing and an
average amount of exercise. If r-unchecked, the breed
does have a tendency to yap.