Researchers believe that the Spitz was crossed with the husky, and the large Spitz came out. The breeds are very similar to each other. Large Spitz guarded buildings, property of citizens on land and on ships. Small breeds have formed in a related branch. Small Spitz were very popular companions.

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The birthplace of the little Spitz is Germany…

HISTORY

The roots of the Pomeranian Spitz breed go back centuries. Their direct ancestor is a common Pomeranian. In Switzerland, during the excavation of pile structures, the remains of dogs were found, which were identified as Spitz. They belong to the Stone Age. The peat dog from the Neolithic is often mentioned in other sources.

Habitat - Lake Ladoga, where archaeologists discovered their remains. Even in the days of Antiquity and Ancient Rome, small fluffy dogs were depicted on buildings, vases, very reminiscent of Pomeranian Spitz.

There is evidence that the little spitz was a companion of people during the Middle Ages in Europe, Africa and Asia. It was popular in Germany with the Baltics, Holland with Denmark and other countries. In Russia, his ancestors are small reindeer herding huskies, common in Siberia.

Researchers believe that the Spitz was crossed with the husky, and the large Spitz came out. The breeds are very similar to each other. Large Spitz guarded buildings, property of citizens on land and on ships. Small breeds have formed in a related branch. Small Spitz were very popular companions. Pomeranian Spitz was loved and pampered by kings (Catherine the Great, Marie Antoinette and others), the nobility of those times (Josephine and other ladies of the world, gentlemen).

The birthplace of the little Spitz is Germany. There, the breeders worked on the appearance of the dogs and they became what we know them today. "Spitskhund" - this name was first announced in the Nizhnereyskiy district, located in Germany. It happened in 1450. Lovers of the breed liked it and got accustomed to it. Many breeders were successful in breeding small Spitz in the 18th century. In America, the first Spitz were presented at an exhibition in 1982. In 2 years AKC will consider this breed as a separate breed.

The Pomeranian in Europe is officially called the German dwarf. In the USA they say: "Pomeranian." Now the American type is very popular, they are called "cubs". Dogs have a head like a bear cub: small ears, a short cute muzzle, strong bones and abundant undercoat. The European type is similar to dogs that were bred several centuries ago. Their muzzle is pointed and longer, the ears are large, the undercoat is not so lush, but the guard hair on the fur coat is long.

Spitz is a universal favorite not only among Germans, he is adored all over the world. Especially in America with Europe. In America and England there is a large livestock of oranges. The number of kennels and fans of the breed is growing.

APPEARANCE

They have muzzles, depending on the type, like "cubs" or "foxes". Ears are pointed. The undercoat of the "cubs" is thicker, and the "foxes" have a longer guard hair. The coat is straight. On the neck and on the body, the hair occupies a vertical position, the dog in a thick fur coat looks elegant. Lush feathering on the hips with forearms, and a collar on the neck. Bitches of lighter build than males. The body is square. Dogs are muscular with strong but light bones. On the paws, ears and muzzle, the hair is velvety, short.

Males are larger than females. At the withers, oranges are from 18 to 22 cm and from 2 to 3 kg. The standard allows weight up to 3.5 kg and 12 colors.

The head is proportional, wedge-shaped. The transition from a convex forehead to a muzzle is pronounced. Dry black lips, and the color of the nose depends on the main one. The ears are triangle-shaped and pointed at the top. The eyes are oval, not protruding, brown, not set close to each other. The back is strong and short. The neck is of medium size and muscular. The tail is of medium length and set high, well furred. The chest is wide, and the belly is tucked up and the dog looks like a stocky, compact.

The front feet are strong and dry. The forearms are straight. The hind muscles are well developed. Paws are rounded with black nails.

The oranges move easily and fairly quickly.

CHARACTER

Dogs are cheerful, quite self-sufficient, decisive and courageous. They love to walk on the street and play with relatives. They like to communicate - to bark. So they attract the attention of the adored owner. Stop your pet so that it does not bark a lot.

Pomeranian puppies are friendly to their breed and any other dogs. They are friends with cats. They are quick-witted, lively, lively and this fascinates many. Pomeranians are ready to chat with the owner for hours or simply lie next to them at their feet. Explain to the children that the small dog is fragile and must be played with carefully. In order not to accidentally crush and break something.

CARE

Considering Pomeranian adoption, feed them with either natural food (raw and boiled: meat, porridge, fish, etc.) or super premium dry food. Buy several brushes with different bristle densities and brush it daily. In bad weather, wear a jumpsuit for a walk. If you have a baby for the soul, in the summer you can trim it like a lion. Bathe as needed. Every week you need to clean your pet's ears and trim the nails once a month. Walk several times a day, for at least an hour. It is great if the Spitz plays off leash with small or larger friendly dogs.