At A Glance

Size: Large

Weight: Giant: 38-1/2 - 40 lbs., Standard: 23 - 41 lbs., -y: 18 - 22 lbs.

Height: Giant (16" - 17"), Standard (11.5" - 14"), Toy (9" - 11")

Life Span: Giant (12 - 13 years), Standard (13 - 15 years), Toy (14 - 15 years)

German Spitz

Also know as: Deutscher Spitz, German Wolfspitz

Group: Non-sporting

Origin: Germany

Today's Role: Companion Dog

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

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

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Special Needs
Exercise: The German Spitz requires moderate exercise.

Grooming: 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.


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