GERMAN SPITZ

German Spitz
COUNTRY: Germany
WEIGHT: 40 pounds
HEIGHT: 16 inches minimum
COAT: Long, dense
COLOR: Solids only
OTHER NAMES: Deutscher Grossspitz, Great Spitz
REGISTRY: FCI
GROUP: Northern

The German Spitz in English it is known him by “Germa’n Spitz”. Five categories of German Spitz exist that diferen in size and color of hair: Spitz Lupo (Keeshond), the Great one, the Medium one, Small and the Dwarf (Lulu gives Pomerânia). The Keeshond or German Spitz Lupo and the Pomerano or Dwarfed Spitz is most popular and common. The other three varieties are less vulgar, and all these Spitz is not specialized in the hunting or in any other type of work, nevertheless they are an excellent animal of company.

In foreign countries where the German language is not spoken, the Spitz type wolf also receives the name of small or dwarfed Keeshond and the Spitz is known like Pomerania. The origin of the German Spitz is distant and it is lost in the times. The most common theory is the one than familiaris points the Spitz German like descendants of the dogs of the tundra of the Age of Stone “Canis palustris Rüthimeyer”, which later was known like the “Spitz of the lacustrine communities”, being therefore the older race perruna of Central Europe. A great amount of races was derived from this. Due to its origins they are classified like “Dogs of Type Primitivo’, that still conserve great part of the inherited characteristics of the wolves, like the pointed snout, the turgid and turned around ears stop in front of the head, and a long tail, placed on the back.

In the specific case of the Spitz, known like Lulu or Pomeranio (name still used by the American and Canadian criadores) until the decade 90, it is speculated on that the race has been developed in the border between present Germany and the Poland, well-known by Pomerania. The preference of the British royalty by the Sptiz German contributed definitively for the expansion of the clean race in the western one. The first units of the race have arrived at Great Britain in the baggage of queen Charlotte, the woman of king George III. Nevertheless, the Pomeranos obtained emphasizes, especially as of century XIX, due to the passion of the granddaughter of the king, future queen Victoria.

Their aspect of peluche, the variety of colors and size (5 different sizes), besides their affectionate temperament, will guarantee to the Pomerano a place of emphasizes in you cut European. Diverse personalities known in several small times did not separate of their Lulus: among them we found Michelangelo (1475-1564), that towards accompanying by its dog while it painted the Sextina chapel, Mozart (1756-1791), that had a called female Pimperl to which it dedicated an Aryan; as well as the Chopin composer (1810-1849), who dedicated “Valse DES Petits Chiens” to his small dog of the same race. In the United States the Pomerano has been recognized like independent race in 1888. But as much this country as Canada and the Great Britain recognizes the Keeshond and the German Spitz Wolf like different races. The remaining countries create to hardly be a race.