Description of the breed Spitz: the pros and cons, varieties and reviews
What breeds of Spitz are now known? At once I would like to say that there are several of them. In this article we will consider them. The first species that we will describe is the Pomeranian Spitz, the pros and cons of the breed will also be listed below.
This charming dog resembles a teddy bear, although it can not be called a toy. After all, the dog has such qualities as attentiveness, ingenuity and devotion. Of course, we can not forget about a cheerful disposition. All these qualities make the dog truly a true friend. Despite its small growth, this dog has a bright personality. He can charm even those who are completely indifferent to decorative dogs. The first Spitz appeared in the former province of Pomerania.
According to the standard, Spitz Pomeranian is a small dog (no more than 23 cm tall) of strong constitution, with a short muzzle, a bulky chest and small ears. Dogs look denser, more massive than bitches.
Despite the small size and decorative appearance, dogs of this breed have all the features of a real dog. "Pomeranets" is always ready to follow the owner, can even stand up for him, if it is required. The dog breed of the Pomeranian dog possesses such qualities as excessive suspicion and alertness.
In general, such a dog - it's a great companion, which easily adapts to the temperament, as well as the mood of the owner. He plays with children with great pleasure. With older people, the dog also likes to have fun, but then he will be more reserved and tactful.
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German Spitz is an ancient breed. All representatives have a cheerful disposition. They are active, sociable and cheerful. Dogs of this breed are clever. Therefore, they can be trained in various tricks, as well as teams. With proper upbringing, they demonstrate excellent obedience. These dogs should not be allowed to be constantly on their hands, as well as jealousy. Otherwise, in the future, there may be problems with education. Life expectancy averages 13 years.
German Spitz: species of the breed
There are several "growth" varieties. The first is Wolfspitz (the largest representative). The height at the withers is 50 cm on average. There is only one kind of color - a wolf.
The second species is the big spitz (Grossshpits). The height at the withers is on average 46 cm. Colors can be monophonic (white, brown and black). Such a dog can be used as a watchman.
The third species is the Middle Spitz (Mittelspitz). The height is an average of 34 cm. According to the standard, there can be both two-color representatives, and monochrome ones.
The fourth is a small spitz (height at the withers is 25 cm). The color is the same as that of the averages.
American Eskimo Spitz
German Spitz is the progenitor of the breed. They recognized the American Eskimo Spitz only in 1995. Such a dog is very clever, he can easily perform various tricks. Since the dog is easily trained, it can participate in various competitions, for example, in agility. The dog needs regular, active walks. Otherwise it will become lazy and the American spitz will grow fat.
The minuses of the breed are the following: its representatives are quite noisy and "talkative". Therefore, these dogs need to be well educated, not allowing them to often brag about their loud voice, especially in the presence of strangers.
What are American Eskimo Spitz? Species of the breed:
• tom (weight on average 3.8 kg, growth at the withers - 26 cm);
• Miniature (weight varies from 4.5 to 9 kg, and height - from 30 to 38 cm);
• Standard (the growth at the withers is on average 43 cm, and the weight is 13 kg).
Despite the differences, all these representatives have a playful, kind disposition, as well as complaisant character.
We begin the description of the breed with external data. The dog is funny and smiling. He is very mobile, smart, with a bold character. There are very few Japanese Spitz in the country. The first representative of the breed was brought by the trainer Nikolai Pavlenko. The only standard of the breed was compiled in 1948, after 39 years it was reworked.
The Japanese Spitz is a decorative dog, its wool is white. The ears of the dog are high, the tail is fluffy, lying densely on the back. The height at the withers is on average 34 cm. The bitches of the Japanese spitz are considerably smaller than the males. Weight varies from five to ten kilograms.
The representatives of the breed look larger because of the large number of wool.
Note that Spitz love to potyavkat. The drawbacks of the breed are considered to be noisiness and cowardice.
Spitz has an excellent pigment - eyes and nose are black, always on the contrast of the lips.
The character of the breed is friendly, cheerful. They have no hunting instincts, dogs perfectly get along with other animals.
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In the veins of the representatives of the breed there flows the blood of a Finnish Spitz, Norwegian Elkhound, Samoyed, Pomeranian Spitz and Chow Chow.
Wolf-Spitz is a medium-sized dog. Its body is square. Weight on average is 27 kg, and height - 47 cm.
The representatives of the breed have a very beautiful head shape, their muzzle is "fox", the ears are standing, triangular, planted high, and the tail is twisted into a ring. Their coat is thick and long. Color - zone-gray, there must be a black mask.
Representatives of the breed are physically strong, healthy, have a good temper. They become attached to the owners, get on well with the children.
The Eurasian Spitz
What is a Eurasian Spitz? Description of the breed will begin with the fact that we will tell where this species came from. Such a remarkable dog appeared as a result of crossing the German Wolf-Spitz and Chow-Chow. Samoyed blood is also mixed. The homeland of the Eurasian Spitz is the town of Weinheim (this is in West Germany).
As a result, a very energetic dog with a snub-nosed snub-nosed snout turned out. Her tail is effectively thrown behind her back. The dog's temper is benevolent, calm.
The Eurasian Spitz is medium in size. The growth of males is on the average 56 cm, and the female - 53 cm. Colors can be different: fawn, red, zoned, blue, black, etc.
We need to carefully look after the Eurasian Spitz. It should be regularly combed. Frequent water procedures for such a dog are harmful. The Eurasian Spitz often takes part in sledging and skiing. Such a pet would gladly ride its owner. Agility and Frisbee are wonderful activities for joint fun.
Despite the fact that dogs like to play, they are quite serious. If necessary, the Eurasian Spitz will stand up for the owner. In the absence of threat, he will behave with strangers restrained.
Italian volpino italyano
Considering the Spitz breeds, let's pay attention to the Italian volpino italiano.
This is an ancient breed. Her homeland is Florence. It is a compact, tightly folded dog. The body is square in shape from European Spitz.
The most famous fan of the breed is Queen Victoria. She after the visit to Florence fell in love with these immediate dogs. Therefore I took several representatives with me to the UK.
What is it, volpino italiano? This is a small, well-built dog. Torso of its square shape. The tail is fluffy, thrown back. Head small, muzzle pointy, "fox". The forehead is wide, and the ears are high. Eyes are beautiful, dark, large enough, expressive. At the withers, the height of the dog is 28 cm, its weight is on average 5 kg.
The wool of the representatives is dense, straight, long and lush. In the area there is a chic collar. Popular colors are white. Also, various shades of red and fawn are allowed. Wool must be combed, at least once a week. Volpino cheerful, good-natured. Such dogs do not like to be alone, they are ready to spend time with owners. Training is given easily, quickly remembers the team. With other animals gets along well. With children, too, such a Spitz is communicating well.
Pros and cons of the breed
First about the pros. These include the nature of dogs and their appearance.
If to speak about minuses, it, certainly, "talkativeness", suspicion and vigilance. Virtually all Spitz possess these qualities. The price can also be considered a disadvantage, as there are many such dogs. Spitz also needs careful hair care. Some owners recommend to drive your pet several times a year to the groomer, then there will be less problems.
People like all breeds of Spitz, each in its own way. Anyone who has already acquired a representative of one of the above listed species, believes that his pet is the best. Indeed, indeed, the external data of such dogs are simply magnificent. All Spitzes look like little cubs.
If you remember about such a minus as excessive "talk," then the hosts confirm it. After all, Spitz likes to "talk" or bark someone. But even this does not diminish the owners' love for their pets.
Now you know the Spitz breeds. As you can see, all these dogs are interesting in their own way, each species has its own characteristics. But we can say with confidence that all Spitz are very beautiful and mischievous animals.