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Giant German Spitz

Size: Large / Giant

Weight: 38-1/2 - 40 lbs.

Height: (16" - 17")"

Life Span: 12 - 13 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Germany

Also Known As: Deutscher Spitz, �German Wolfspitz, Great Spitz

Group: Non-Sporting

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The German Spitz requires moderate exercise.

Grooming Needs

Regular brushing is required to control matting of your German Spitz's coat. This breed generally dislikes grooming, so training is necessary to make dog "stay" while getting brushed."


The German Spitz is happy, watchful, active and sometimes willful.

Compatibility with Kids

Best with older, well-behaved children.


Descendant of Nordic herding dogs, the Spitz is referred to in literature as far back as 1450.