Mittel German Spitz

The Mittel German Spitz is a feisty and reactive breed with a profuse coat that requires daily care, which most do not like unless handled carefully.

These small dogs are potentially problematic with strangers and other unknown dogs making them to be known as really good little watchdogs.

Mittel German Spitz Facts

Mittel German Spitz

Exercise Requirements:      3 star rating

Good with Children:             4 star rating

Easy to Train:                        4 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    4 star rating

Low Shedding:                       zero star rating

Good with Other Pets:         1 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 30-38 cm (12-15 in)

Weight: 10.5-11.5 kg (23-25 lb)

Coat: Long, harsh topcoat with a soft woolly undercoat. Very abundant around the neck and forequarters

Colour: Any

Lifespan: 13-14 years

Special Characteristics

The Mittel German Spitz is a lively little dog that is known to be reactive and always alert. These small dogs are described as being independent, confident, curious and bold.

Exercise Requirements

These dogs have medium exercise requirements. They will be happy and content with at least 2 good walks each day and a good play at home.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: They are loyal towards their owners and show them lots of love and affection.

Children: Good around children. Puppies and adults may be injured by boisterous children.

Other Pets: There is a good chance that they will be problematic around small pets.

Strangers: Are reserved around strangers and are known to be territorial unless well socialised.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Are known to be problematic around unknown dogs unless well socialised. Try to get your dog around other dogs from a young age.

What to Watch Out For

These little dogs are known for barking excessively and their long coat may bring in mud and dirt from outside after walks. Their fur needs daily grooming to prevent mats from forming.

Health Risks

Just a few health risks to mention with this breed including; patellar luxation, epilepsy, progressive retinal atrophy and dental problems.

Ideal Owner

The Mittel German Spitz is best suited to an experienced owner that is active and has plenty of time available for grooming, playing and training.

More Photos

Mittel German Spitz with gold fur coat Mittel German Spitz with long white fur coat

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