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Small cute dog with a maximum weight of 3.5 kg. Spitz is loved by dog ​​breeders all over the world. They have a nice toy appearance, a button nose, and beady eyes, a ponytail, a fluffy cloud of wool.
The coat has a dense undercoat, so the cold Spitz is not particularly scary. Nice collar, on the hind legs - fur «pants». This cute companion lives up to 15-16 years old, delighting the owners.
Today, peoples distinguishes three subspecies of Spitz:
☑ Bearish;
☑ Puppet;
☑ Classic bright red.
Nature and man have «decorated» the representatives of the breed in different colors. Dogs can be solid (white, gray, brown, red) and spotted. According to the requirements, the spots must be distributed evenly throughout the coat.
A desperately brave dog, a little lover of other dogs nearby, so walking, jogging and pranks in locations remote from the places where the dog tribe gathers will save you from conflicts. He gets along with other pets at home if they grew up side-by-side.
They get along with children when they are about 6-7 years old. The fragile bones of this pet make the owners worry about the health of the dog and protect it from active games with children, which can inadvertently harm the pet.
The breed is distinguished by its cleanliness, it knows how to lick a fur coat, there is practically no smell.
Spitz just needs training, otherwise, the «charms» of character will appear in the worst form, because the dog is prone to whims. She is well-trained, she perfectly masters cute tricks.
History of the breed
1450 is the time from which the breed begins. There is no 100% reliable information. It is believed that Spitz descended from the Pomeranian «peat dogs», Siberian reindeer huskies.
From the 17th to the beginning of the 18th century, written records of Spitz were recorded. Then the dogs were far from decorative. They worked for the benefit of man, emitting loud barks while serving to protect herds and vineyards. Such a «bell» rang out quite far away, and help arrived in time.
The 18th century is the century when the Spitz got into the royal courts, where breeding work continued. The dogs were registered as a separate breed. The efforts of the breeders were aimed at creating a miniature animal.
A century later, in 1871, the English Spitz Club was opened and the breed began to actively spread around the world.
Character and care
Spitz is a dog leader. They consider themselves large and formidable. Therefore, they need to know who is the leader in the house, otherwise, the dog will feel like the owner. As a companion, a pet requires attention and the stay of a person nearby for as long as possible. Not receiving enough, in his opinion, attention, and care, the Spitz becomes sad, irritable, and even aggressive.
Deep in the genes of the Spitz sits a craving for an active lifestyle, noise, fuss, running around. But long walks are not very suitable for small paws. Active owners who are nearby and playing catch-up with their pets in a small area are exactly what this «little motor» needs.
Owners should know a few nuances of pet care:
1. Fluffy coat needs care. Twice a week it is necessary to open a «beauty salon» in the house, comb out and comb the fur.
2. The weak point of the Spitz is the teeth that need to be cleaned to avoid periodontal disease.
3. Ears should be cleaned once a week with a cotton swab soaked in warm water.
4. They perceive the tray well, quickly get used to it.
5. The breed is not indifferent to food, dogs are prone to obesity. Therefore, adherence to the correct diet is a must. Dairy, fatty, flour, salty and sweet - all lead to problems with digestion.
When purchasing a Spitz, be prepared to become a loved one for him, taking care of him better than of yourself. Love will pay off with the joy that the dog will bring you for many years.