So you’re looking to adopt an German Spitz, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Spitz breeds like the German Spitz are captivating on account of their beautiful coats, made to stand off by a plentiful undercoat. Particularly impressive is his strong, mane-like collar around his neck, called a ruff, and the bushy tail carried boldly over his back. His foxy head, alert eyes, and small, pointed, closely-set ears give the German Spitz his unique cheeky appearance. His coat comes in a variety of colors including white, black, cream, gold, black and tan, sable, and chocolate brown. Though easily trainable, this lively and intelligent breed can also have an independent streak. If properly trained (so as not to be too noisy) and well socialized, the German Spitz will be happy mingling with other people and dogs. The German Spitz is always attentive, lively and exceptionally devoted to his owner. He is very teachable and easy to train. His distrust towards strangers and lack of hunting instinct make him the ideal watchdog for the home. His indifference to weather, robustness and longevity are his most outstanding attributes.”
An German Spitz typically ranges from 30.48cm to 38.1cm in height, and weighs from 10.886216880000001kg to 11.793401620000001kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for German Spitz breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically German Spitz insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.