It called Spitz to a group of breeds that have common characteristics possessing two layers of hair, the first short and fleecy, which protects them from the weather, the second layer is formed by long hair, smooth and off the body head with short hair reminiscent of the fox with small pointed ears and tail raised, curved and leaning against the back.
There are five categories of German Spitz that differ in size and color of hair: Spitz Lupo (Keeshond), the Great, the medium, the Small and the Dwarf (Lulu da Pomerania). The Keeshond or German Spitz Lupo and Dwarf Pomeranian or Spitz are the most popular and common. The other three varieties are less vulgar, and all these Spitz are not specialized in hunting or any other work, however they are an excellent pet.
As a companion dog is very good animal because of its character, its small size and the ease with which it can train. The German Spitz is a very friendly dog who is constantly attentive, is active and exceptionally dependent on its master. Shows great affection for his owner and family members but with strangers can appear quite distant and reserved. It is the ideal place to live in small spaces and people quiet companion as they will be happy with small casual walks.
Very cheerful and lively, learn quickly and can be trained easily. His distrust of strangers and lack of interest in hunting, permit to consider it ideal for hunting and farm caretaker. In some cases it may be annoyed by their barking. Its most notable features are its resistance to weather, robustness and longevity.
These are very adaptable Spitz pets and generally get along well with other dogs, and can coexist peacefully with other pets, including cats, if they are used to doing small. They are playful and can be good companions of children.
In foreign countries where the German language is not spoken, the wolf type Spitz also are called Spitz Keeshond and small or dwarf known as Pomerania. The origin of the German Spitz is distant and lost in time. The most common theory is pointed to by the German Spitz as descendants of dogs Tundra Stone Age “Canis familiaris palustris Rüthimeyer” which later became known as the “Spitz lakeside communities”, thus being the oldest in Central Europe doglike race. A lot of races were derived from this. Because its origins are classified as “Dogs of Primitive types’, which still retain much of the legacy of wolves, as pointed snout characteristics, erect ears and flipped to front of the head, and a long tail, placed on the back.
In the specific case of Spitz, known as Lulu or Pomeranian (name still used by American and Canadian breeders) to the 90, there is speculation that the race has developed on the border between modern Germany and Poland, known by Pomerania. The preference of British royalty by German Sptiz definitely contributed to the expansion of the breed in the western mondo.
His appearance bear, the variety of colors and size (5 different sizes), along with his affectionate temperament, garantirán to Pomerano a place of prominence in the European courts. Several well-known personalities at various times not separated from their small Lulus: among them are Michelangelo (1475-1564), which is to accompany your dog while he painted the Sistine, Mozart (1756-1791) chapel, which had a female named Pimperl to which he dedicated an aria; as well as Chopin (1810-1849) composer, who dedicated the “Valse des Petits Chiens” your dog of the same breed.
The German Spitz was eventually brought to America, where the name was changed to American Eskimo Dog, due to the widespread anti-German feelings during World War I. Today they are known as a separate breed, but are closely related to the German Spitz. The Akita and the Chow Chow can also be traced back to the Spitz family of dogs.