German Spitz Breeders, Breed Clubs and Rescue
There have been German Spitz breeds for many years, varying from tiny, weighing about 2.3kg to quite chunky medium sized dogs of 20kg. The Kennel Club Standard now recognises the breed as two varieties, the German Spitz (Klein) measuring 9-11½” and the German Spitz (Mittel) at 12-15″. Apart from size both breeds have identical Standards.
They are happy, confident dogs who are devoted to their family though with some independence which makes them rather reluctant candidates for obedience. They are quite amenable to living in a busy household with children or a quieter one where there is less activity.
The coat is typically spitz – a double coat with a soft woolly undercoat and a harsh straight topcoat. The mane and breechings are particularly abundant and the tail is covered with long spreading hair. The German Spitz is not trimmed and is moderately easy to keep looking smart as long as grooming is undertaken regularly. All colours are markings are acceptable.
When you look at him you should see a compact, short-coupled dog with substance; he is not a toy and should not suggest one.
Rescue and Rehoming
If you need to rehome your own dog, first contact the breeder to see what support she can offer. If that doesn’t resolve your problem then contact a designated Rescue organisation (if one exists) or a Breed Club.