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German Spitz (Klein)

General Description

This small breed has an abundant long coat, particularly around the neck where it forms a frill of profuse hair. Hair on the face is short and smooth, pricked ears are covered with soft short hair and the limbs are well feathered. Tail should be profusely covered in long, spreading hair.

General Health

Health. The German Spitz is a generally healthy dog breed but can be predisposed to the same general health concerns of any pup. While most are generally healthy, some may be prone to a few health issues, which is why it is important to maintain good care and regular veterinary checkups.

Character and Temperament

Active and alert, the German Spitz Klein is a happy, confident little dog with an even temper and should show no signs of aggression or nervousness. They adore human company and love to be included in any family activity.

Exercise

30 minutes per day

Origin

The German Spitz breeds are thought to be descendants of larger spitz dogs brought from Scandinavia by the Vikings. The Germans divide the breed into several sizes: two of these are recognised by The Kennel Club; the larger size the Mittel and smaller Klein. They share the same Breed Standard, divided only by size.

Stats

Average Dog Weight

22-28

Average Life Expectancy

13-15


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