SPITS Small: Dog breed characteristics, photo, character, maintenance and content rules


  • Country of origin: Germany
  • The size:
  • Growth:
    26-30 cm
  • The weight:
    5-6 kg
  • Age:
    12–16 years
  • MKF breed group:
    Spitz and breed of primitive type
  • Brief information

  • Small Spitz is one of the varieties of a German spitz;
  • Another name is Kleinshpitz;
  • These are energetic, tireless and funny animals.
  • Character

    German Small Spitz the closest relative of the Pomeranian Spitz. More precisely, this is one breed, just dogs differ in size. Pomeranian the most miniature representative of the group of German spitz, small Spitz is a little larger.

    German Spitz is an ancient breed of dogs, it is considered one of the oldest in Europe. Images of similar animals were found on clay signs and dishes, which are approximately 2500 years old.

    German spitz was originally a working breed. It was convenient to keep small dogs as guards: they are sonorous, sensitive and eat a little, unlike larger relatives. But everything changed in the 18th century, when aristocrats paid attention to the breed. So Spitz quickly spread throughout Europe, came to Russia and even to America.

    The breed standard was adopted at the end of the 19th century almost simultaneously in Germany and the USA. The German Small Spitz is a proud, courageous and very wayward dog. This is an energetic pet that often imagines himself to be a big and scary dog. With poor upbringing, this character trait will be pronounced. Therefore, work with representatives of the breed, in particular socialization, should begin early enough.

    The German Spitz is an adorable companion dog. He can’t leave anyone indifferent. At one glance at this fluffy clockwork “battery”, the mood rises. Add to this a cheerful disposition and excellent mental abilities, and it immediately becomes clear: this dog will find a common language with everyone. The German Small Spitz is suitable for both the elderly and families with children.

    Pets of this breed are very quickly attached to their master. They do not tolerate long separation, so such a dog can hardly find happiness with a person who spends most of his time at work.

    German small spitz are patience. Bencing favorite is ready to play with the child all day. The main thing is not to offend the dog and do not hurt it.

    Small Spitz will not against the neighborhood with other animals if the owner shows that the dog has no competitors.


    Small Spitz requires daily care. Its soft fluffy wool is recommended to comb with a massage brush, and once a month cut. The wool is aligned a little on the sides, they also cut their hair on the paws and ears. The puppy is accustomed to such procedures from an early age, and they become familiar to him.

    Interestingly, representatives of the breed have practically no special “dog” smell. Bathe the dog as it gets dirty, not too often. Many breeders prefer dry shampoos.

    Conditions of detention

    Restless Small Spitz needs daily walks. Of course, with such a pet, you won’t need to run cross-country every day, but it is simply necessary to keep the dog active, otherwise the lack of movement will affect its character.

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