A Klein German Spitz, also known as Toy German Spitz, is happy, busy, feisty, lively, curious, and devoted. It tends to become very attached to its owner, and needs to be close to him and involve in the activities of the family. It is bouncy, sunny and yearns for attention and playing. When it looks at you, it seems to laugh every time. It adapts easily and would go for long walks with you. It can also delight itself by simply snuggling at your feet. It is not the kind of dog you can put in a crate or leave alone in the yard. It wants to please you and to be close to you most of the time. A Klein German Spitz is also known to be a quick-learner that’s why it can be trained easily; however, it is not immediately obedient and needs to be rewarded and praised to succeed. It is very independent and confident, and can be willful sometimes. Though suspicious by nature, if it sees no threat with strangers, it will be friendly and warm up to them. It is protective and careful which makes it a perfect watchdog. It guards its family even if it’s generally not aggressive towards people; instead it barks forcefully and loudly to warn its owner of a newcomer. It can bark noisily and relentlessly, so it should be trained to stop on command. It is very energetic and is quite active indoors. Still, it needs chances to romp and play outside. It requires moderate exercise, which includes leashed, daily walks and chances to show off its tricks and to run freely in an enclosed area. It is an adventurous dog that needs to be constantly doing things; it loves walking on its hind legs and is an excellent jumper that excels in dog sports. It gets along fine with other household dogs and pets. It is also very protective and good towards children. It is better with responsible and older children since it may growl or snap at toddlers who tend to be too rough with it. It loves food and will try to take and hide the food from you. This dog is a very high shedder and would not be a very nice pet for those who dislike frequent vacuuming.
A Klein German Spitz is nine to eleven inches tall from feet to shoulders and usually weighs eighteen to twenty-two pounds. It features a double coat that consists of a straight, medium-length outer coat and thick, short undercoat. Its color can be brown, black, gray, orange, or white.
This dog only needs occasional brushing although some people prefer brushing daily or more frequently to lessen the amount of hair that falls inside your home.
Klein German Spitz belongs to a very ancient breed that descended from the Nordic herding dogs which were probably brought to Europe by the Vikings. It was developed in North Germany and evidence points that it existed since 1450. During the eighteenth century, the breed arrived in England, immediately growing in popularity along with another closely related dog; the Pomeranian, for the following hundred years. Decades after the Second World War, the dog became quite rare. In America, dogs of this breed are loosely classified as American Eskimo Dogs.