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 Spitz
The ancestors of these dogs were probably brought to Holland and Germany by the Vikings.
Certain colours became associated with particular regions, such as the black with Wurttemberg.
Other Names of Giant German Spitz: Deutscher Gross Spitz.
Identification keys of Giant German Spitz
tail curls up and lies over back
erect triangular-shaped ears
rounded cat-like feet
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History of German Spitz (Mittel)
The watchful demeanour of these dogs initially […]
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History of German Spitz (Klein)
The German Spitz is […]
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History of Japanese Spitz
The Japanese Spitz is thought to […]
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