Spitz

     Spitz - (German Spitz) - is a name that refers to breeds of   ENG        RUS
dogs that are characterized by long, thick, and often white fur, pointed ears and muzzles and a tail bent upward. But today we will talk more about the most lovely and malenkih Spitz - Pomeranian Spitz


 Spitz variety:

                     Origin

           The name comes from the name of the historical region in Germany - Pomerania. In America and Russia for a long time these spitz called otherwise - zverg-spitz or just dwarfish. This is the smallest representative of Spitz.

          During the reign of Queen Victoria, in 1870, Spitz from   Pomerania are sent to England,   where work begins on the creation   of a dwarfish form, improving the   "clothes" of the orange and giving   it general sophistication. The   beauty of the best representatives   of English and American Spitz has   a great influence on the breeders   of the whole world, and gradually Spitz in other countries are modified,   pulling up to the standard Pomeranian Spitz. The queen herself was so fond   of her Spitz, Marco, that she was with him always and everywhere.

                      Appearance

          There are three types of Pomeranian Spitz. The standard corresponds to only one of them: dogs with a "fox" muzzle, they are participating in exhibitions. But there are two other varieties that every year become more popular: "baby doll" (baby doll), it's "puppet", and "bear type" (teddy bear).

          In standard oranges, according to the description, the muzzle is rather elongated, the eyes are almond-shaped, the narrow lower jaw.

          In less well-known in Russia "baby dollars", or toy - a wide muzzle, the rise is higher than that of standard dogs, but smaller than that of "cubs". The length of the muzzle is smaller than that of the fox subtype. This is an intermediate option.

          And finally, dwarf Pomeranian spitz bear type - a dog with a round head, shortened, flattened and wide muzzle, closely planted round eyes. It seems that they have chubby cheeks, but this is an optical effect that   arises from the thick wool on the cheekbones. The chin is   slightly cocked, and the tip of the nose is raised. They   resemble a chow-chow or a tiny bear.

          The shape of the head is the only difference between   the three types, otherwise they are absolutely identical.

          Pomeranian Spitz has ten colors: black, black and   tan, chocolate, red with black (sable), orange, cream,   blue, blue-tan, white and bicolour. Blue and blue-tan   colors are considered outside the standard. Height at the   withers in the zverg-spitz is from 18 to 22 cm, in the   small spitz - from 23 to 29 cm, weight (approximate,   maybe more or less) of 2.0-4.5 kg.

          Character and temperament

           Miniature Spitz has a gay, playful disposition, an   excellent ear and a devoted character. In this breed,   the decorative appearance and lively character are   beautifully combined: despite small growth, Spitz can   stand up for themselves, they are not fearful and even   courageous.

          Spitz loves movement, he is always for a walk   and a game, and will never choose a sofa. With him, you can endlessly throw a ball or a stick, this fluffy lump will be in wild ecstasy. Physical exertion is needed by the Spitz not only for entertainment, but also for health - his past is affected. Also the dog sometimes likes to bark. Pomeranian Pomeranus can play with children without exhaustion, is active and energetic, but at the same time it does not cause much trouble, since he listens to his master. This breed is distinguished by cleverness and devotion, as well as a desire to please the owner. The Pomeranian Pomeranian is very easy to train.

          Spitz can be very stubborn, therefore, they must be trained from an early age. They have a tendency to dominate, dogs try to subordinate to themselves and humans, and a larger dog. There are notes of selfishness, with the appearance of a new pet there may be a manifestation of aggression, discontent, but at a one-time establishment well coexists with other animals.

              Upbringing and care

          Spitz is understandable , but still needs constant training, since without it he will become rebellious, harmful and aggressive. In five months he easily assimilates all the necessary commands. Spitz himself is perfectly oriented in the situation and does everything to deserve the approval of the owner.

          Spitz can and should be sheared, a dog hairdresser will offer a variety of hairstyles for this breed. With proper care and regular combing, the dog will not shed and spread the wool around the house, leaving it on furniture and carpets. Dropped hairs get stuck in a tight underlay, and from there they can be carefully removed with brushes.

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