German Spitz - Mittel
Group: Non Sporting
Colour: Any Color
Lifespan: 13 to 14 years
German Spitz - Mittels are active, alert and independent.
German Spitz come in the Klein (Toy) and Mittel (Standard) varieties (there is also a giant variety too). All are feisty, and reactive. Their profuse coat requires daily care and they may be intolerant of this unless handled carefully. Potentially problematic with strangers and other dogs, they make good watchdogs.
Originally bred: to work on farms, then as a companion.
The German Spitz is alert, reactive and lively.
Owners: affectionate, loyal
Children: puppies and adults may be injured by boisterous children
Other pets: may be problematic
Strangers: reserved, territorial unless well socialized
Unfamiliar dogs: can be problematic unless well socialized
Experienced, active owner who has plenty of time for grooming, play and exercise.
May bark excessively.
The long coat will bring in mud and dirt from outside and needs daily grooming to prevent mats from forming.
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