Like the Spitz breeds, the German Spitz is captivating because of its beautiful coat, which is located in an abundance. Particularly impressive is the strong, mane-like collar around his neck, called a ruff, and the wild tail boldly carried on his back. His fox head, watchful eyes, and small, pointed, closely set ears give the German Spitz his peculiar snout. Their coat comes in various colors including white, black, cream, gold, black and tan, sable and chocolate brown. Although easily trained, this lively and intelligent breed can also have an independent streak. If trained properly (so as not to be too noisy) and well socialized, German Spitz will be happy with other people and dogs.
The German Spitz is the oldest of the breeds of dogs and the oldest origin from Central Europe.
It should be noted for the first time that FCI sees the German Spitz in the same family as the Pomeranian / Toy Spitz (the smallest) and the Keshond / Wolfspitz (the largest), in the middle three sizes of the German Spitz (giant) medium, And miniature.) Therefore, the history of the German Spitz is associated with these two other races.
The first references to Spitz can be found in 1450 when Count Eberhard Ju Sion of Germany remarked that the dog was a brave defender of homes and farms. The province of Pomerania, a historic area located on the south shore of the Baltic between modern-day Germany and Poland, was home to many of the earliest members of this breed, hence the early name of the Pomeranian.
The bulk lacks small sprites, they make for vigilance and voice. Traders and fishermen took these dogs on their boats as watchful watchdogs for their cargo. On the farm, Spitz’s acute hearing was used to warn early intruders. They used to sit on anything high and used their high alarm bark at the first sign of anything strange. In Germany, they are sometimes called misteller, which means the bark of dung-hill.
Originally a farmer’s dog, Spitz gained popularity with the royal and upper classes of England. When George I assumed the throne in the 18th century, he and his German wife, naturally, many German visitors were in court and brought their Spitz dogs with them. Queen Charlotte, wife of George III and Queen Victoria were also fans of the breed in their time.
The breed saw a rapid decline at the beginning of World War I, and it was not until 1975, until many of the casinos were imported from Holland and bred for large Pomeranians, that the breed returned.
The compact German Spitz has the appearance of a classic Nordic dog: a wedge-shaped head with small prickly ears, a thick, double coat, and a bushy tail on the back. Generally smart, alert and self-confident, this dog comes in a wide range of colors and markings, including solid white.
The gestation period in lasts for 60-64 days The primary period of the reproductive cycle of the female is called Proestrus and goes on for around 9 days. During this time the females begin to draw in males. The subsequent part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive to the male. It goes on for around 3 to 11 days. The third part is the Diestrus. Usually, it happens around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for distinctive red and reaching its end. The vulva gets back to average, and she will no longer allow mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time span between heat periods ordinarily keeps going around a half year. The litter size ranges between 6 to 8 puppies at a time
The German Spitz has a large double coat, which weaves twice per year. During those times, the entire undercoat is shed in intervals of about 2 to 3 weeks. Removing her old coat will require daily brushing and her hair will inevitably be on your clothes, furniture and floor. The good news is that their layoffs in the rest of the year are quite low. A quick brush every two days and once a week would be enough to make mats and knots to get them fully ready. Her hair should never be completely closed, as you will remove the insulating properties of her coat. She also does not need to bathe often. If allowed to dry first, the soil can be taken out of its coat.
Highly intelligent, German Spitz learns quickly and is eager to please in inspiring ways. However he does not respond well to doing things. One behavioral trait that you want to stop with training is its natural reaction to bark when something new or unusual happens. To be a vigilant watchdog, he is naturally very vocal, but this should not be allowed to become a problem. Your neighbors will not thank you for this. With good training, this breed can operate on mini agility for music and obedience.
A moderate amount of regular exercise will suffice for German Spitz. Although prolonged activity is unnecessary, he will happily keep on an extended walk. Providing a safe area for exercise is highly recommended as he is a very inquisitive dog and can go through the smallest intervals looking for other adventures. Ponds are also a threat to this breed and should be closed. Exercise can also come in the form of indoor activities, such as sneaking, chasing a rolled ball on the floor, or teaching it new tricks. If you live in an apartment, even a short walk in the hallway can give your dog some exercise, especially during inclement weather. Equally important is to not let your German Spitz get bored either. She is a lively and intelligent breed and, if left to do nothing all day, can become destructive or overbearing.
You want to feed your German Spitz a formula that will meet his unique digestive needs at various stages of his life. Many dog food companies have breed-specific formulas for small, medium, large, and extra-large breeds. The German Spitz is a small breed. What you feed your dog is a personal choice, but working with your vet and / or breeder will be the best way to determine the frequency of feeding as a puppy and the best adult diet to increase longevity. . Clean, fresh water must be available at all times.
German Spitz has seen some cases of PRA (progressive retinal atrophy), RD (retinal dysplasia), and patella luxation, but most people in this breed are generally healthy. Puppies should only be purchased from responsible breeders, who test their breeding stock. Working with a respected breeder, prospective owners can get the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed.