This blog was created to chronicle the growth of a German Spitz puppy.
The Spitz family of dogs is familiar to most pet owners, encompassing a huge number of breeds with similar features- erect ears, typically curved tails, and thick, dense coats to protect them against the cold. From the toy spitz breeds such as Pomeranians to the giant Alaskan Malamute, the Spitz family is a delightful one with a breed to suit nearly all homes. In Germany, Spitz refers to a specific breed of dog which comes in five varieties- the Wolfspitz (called Keeshond in other countries), Gross Spitz (or large German Spitz), Mittel Spitz (medum), Klein Spitz (small), and Zwerg (toy or dwarf Spitz, called Pomeranian in other countries.) My puppy will be a Mittel.
The German Spitz is not currently recognized by the AKC, although it is part of the Foundation Stock Service, which will eventually allow the breed to become fully recognized once a breed club forms and sufficient dogs have been imported and registered with AKC. Currently the German Spitz can compete in allbreed organizations such as NADAC and USDAA for agility and the United Kennel Club, and be shown in conformation through Rarities and several international-type show organizations.
I am currently on the waiting list for a puppy that is due in October. Keep your fingers crossed for us!