The Mittel, or standard, form of the German Spitz is the third largest of the five varieties. Like the Giant, it is usually bred in solid colours, but in Britain all varieties and markings are acceptable.
History of German Spitz (Mittel)
The watchful demeanour of these dogs initially led to their being highly valued on farms, but they also make rewarding companions.
Like the other German Spitz, the Mittel has a harsh, long outercoat and a soft, woolly undercoat.
Other Names of German Spitz (Mittel): Deutscher Mittel Spitz.
Identification keys of German Spitz (Mittel)
compact, firm condition
German Spitz (Klein) The German Spitz breeds are compact and squarely built, and can be distinguished essentially on the basis of size. The Spitz is protected from harsh weather by its thick coat, which varies greatly in colour and has a dense undercoat.
History of German Spitz (Klein)
The German Spitz is […]
Giant German Spitz The face of this breed is a little fox-like. The outercoat is long and harsh, while the undercoat is dense and soft. The Giant German Spitz, as its name suggests, is the second largest of this German group of spitz dogs, and is bred in solid colours only.
History of Giant German […]
Japanese Spitz This delightful spitz breed has a striking, long coat, which must always be pure white in colour. This feature can serve to distinguish it from the miniature form of the American Eskimo, which is otherwise extremely similar.
History of Japanese Spitz
The Japanese Spitz is thought to […]
Miniature Poodle Well-proportioned and squarely built, the Miniature Poodle lies between the larger Standard and the tiny Toy in size. This intelligent breed has a sporty disposition, and is easy to train.
History of Miniature Poodle
Poodles probably derive from the Pudel, an old German […]
Chihuahua There are two varieties of this tiny, plucky dog, which can be separated on the basis of coat length. The smooth-coated form has a glossy, short coat, while the long-haired form has a significantly longer, slightly wavy coat. The long-haired form is the result of crossings of […]