German Spitz – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Companion Dogs
Height:
12 to 15 inches
Weight:
21 to 29 pounds
Life Span:
13 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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The German Spitz is a lively dog of 15 inches and 26 pounds. They are known for their puff appearance and high devotion and loyalty toward their owners.

They are extremely playful, gentle when they want to be and true fun to have around.

Thanks to their small size and moderate exercise needs they are an excellent choice for city life and apartment living.

However, don’t let the small size fool you, because they know how to make an appearance. In fact, they will usually speak through it. They will bark to inform you when someone is in front of the door, and a doorbell may be their biggest enemy.

Ask visitors to rather knock gently on the door, instead of buzzing. Their coat is dense and double and sheds twice per year. During this period, the entire undercoat is shed in the span of about 2 to 3 weeks.

This is why daily brushing is mandatory. Expect dog hair all over your apartment during this period. Having the right grooming tools on hand during the shedding season will make things much easier and pain-free for you.

This breed comes in many colors, including white, black, cream, gold, sable, tan, and chocolate brown. They are easy to train, but they will try their best to outsmart you.

As an intelligent breed, they have an independent trait as well.

If properly trained and socialized, the German Spitz will be a great addition to your family.