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 descended from much larger, sledge-pulling spitz breeds.
Since 1985, this breed has undergone a revival outside Germany.
Other names of German Spitz (Klein): Deutsche Spitz.
Identification keys of German Spitz (Klein)
tail curls over back
small, triangular-shaped ears
short, sturdy legs
no colour restriction
German Spitz (Mittel) 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 […]
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 […]
Inca Hairless Dog This group of dogs is found in three distinct categories, based on size. It is not clear if all the New World hairless breeds are related, but these particular dogs occur predominantly in solid colours only.
History of Inca Hairless Dog
Although rare in their homeland today, they were […]
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 […]