The German Spitz is an easy to look after dog that has great smarts and loves to be around its owner. It sounds like the perfect dog - and if you need a dog that sounds an alarm the second anything moves close to your house – it will be!
German Spitz take their job as watch dogs seriously, and will quickly alert you to any disturbance. Because they are so noisy, they do not make great apartment dogs. They are also fans of the outdoors, and therefore a big backyard is a must. They are adventurous and love long walks through the bush and wilderness. They will stay near you but not necessarily by your side, and will keep you great company on any outdoor adventure.
German Spitz are loyal companions to their families and are sure to pick out a favourite family member. They are suspicious of strangers, but once they get to know them they will show them affection.
They have a spunky and energetic personality, and a great sense of humour and all they want is to share is their happiness. They have an independent spirit but yet love to be part of every family activity. They do not like being left by themselves in the backyard.
Spitz get bored easily and need mental stimulation and consistent training, as they like to push boundaries.. Spitz are very versatile and thrive in dog sports such as Agility, trick training and scenting sports.
Their fluffy coats are easier to look after than one would think, and this breed loves to keep themselves clean. They come in a variety of colours and sizes from small to medium.
|Life expectancy:||13-15 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||low|