Klein German Spitz

The Klein German Spitz come in three kinds and are all feisty dogs that are 100% reactive. Their coats require daily care and they may be intolerant to this.

These small dogs are potentially problematic with strangers and other pets in the home including other dogs, however they do make rather good little watchdogs.

Klein German Spitz Facts

Klein German Spitz

Exercise Requirements:      3 star rating

Good with Children:             4 star rating

Easy to Train:                        3 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    4 star rating

Low Shedding:                       zero star rating

Good with Other Pets:         1 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 23-29 cm (9-11.5 in)

Weight: 8-10 kg (18-22 lb)

Coat: They have a long harsh topcoat with a soft woolly undercoat. Very abundant around the neck

Colour: Any

Lifespan: 14-15 years

Special Characteristics

These little dogs are super alert and are very lively and reactive. You can also describe these dogs as being independent, confident, curious and at times bold.

Exercise Requirements

They have medium exercise requirements and therefore require and least 2 good walks each day combined with lots of play at home.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: They are know for being loyal and affectionate towards their owners.

Children: Good around children, but may be injured during boisterous play.

Other Pets: Are known for being problematic around small pets including cats.

Strangers: This is a territorial dog and will be reserved around strangers unless well socialised.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: The German Spitz will be a problem around other dogs. They have been know to be okay, but you have to keep them well socialised from a young age.

What to Watch Out For

These dogs are know to bark excessively and their long coat will need grooming on a daily basis to prevent mats from forming. Their long fur is also known for bringing in mud and dirt from outside into the house.

Health Risks

Four things to take note of here; patellar luxation, progressive retinal atrophy, epilepsy, dental problems.

Ideal Owner

The perfect match for the Klein German Spitz needs to be an experienced dog owner that is active and has plenty of spare time to take care of the dogs daily grooming needs. You are going to need to have the time to satisfy the dogs play and exercise requirements.

More Photos

Klein German Spitz with white fur Klein German Spitz with brown and black fur coat

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