They have 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. The tail should be profusely covered in long, spreading hair.
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, so it is important to maintain good care and regular veterinary checkups.
Active and alert, the German Spitz Mittel is a happy, confident 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.
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 recognized by The Kennel Club; the larger size the Mittel, and smaller Klein. They share the same Breed Standard, divided only by size.
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