Everything you need to know about the Spitz

Life Expectancytypically 12+ years
SheddingLong length with moderate shedding

The Spitz is a moderately active breed of dog. They have a dense double coat, a fox-like pointed muzzle and a curly tail. There are several different types of Spitz, so they can be a wide variety of different colours. 

There’s lots of doggy behaviour that comes naturally to all breeds of dog, including the Spitz, from digging and chasing to searching and retrieving.    

Thinking about giving a Spitz a forever home? Here are some Spitz facts that might help you decide.  

Caring for a Spitz 

Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of a Spitz.  

How much exercise does a Spitz need? 

The Spitz is a usually moderately active dog who need regular exercise and stimulation to keep them physically and mentally healthy. They'll need daily walks, plus plenty of time and opportunity to explore, burn ...

How much food does a Spitz need? 

The amount of food a Spitz needs depends on their:  

  • age  
  • size  
  • activity levels  
  • fitness  
  • weight.   

You can use the information...

An infographic showing the key indicators of healthy body condition for a dog

How much grooming does a Spitz need? 

The Spitz has a dense and fluffy double coat. They will need regular brushing and are likely to need professional grooming every few months. 

To help your dog feel comfortable with handling and grooming, in...

What size crate do you need for a Spitz?

When inside their crate, your dog should have plenty of space to: 

  • sit and stand up at their full height 
  • turn around without touching the sides 
  • lie down fully stretched out&...

Health issues 

Before you give any dog a home, it’s important to know about possible health issues. Not every dog will suffer them but it’s good to be prepared.   

To find out more about potential health issues for the Sp...

Spitz behaviour and training  

Even if you think you know about the Spitz, it’s important to remember that every dog has their own personality.  

Is the Spitz easy to train? 

You can teach any breed of dog new tricks! It’s all about positive learning. Find out what your dog loves so you can use this to reward them after a success. Whether it’s small food treats, toys or lots of praise, tra...

What’s the temperament of a Spitz? 

Just like you, every dog is an individual with their own unique personality and prior experiences. So, every Spitz temperament is different.  As dogs grow from puppies, they learn all about the world. They develop the...

Is the Spitz good with children? 

Every dog has their own unique personality that has been shaped by their own experiences of the world. They’ll have their own likes and dislikes and will respond to situations in different ways. However, there are som...

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