The German Spitz is a cheerful animal. The animal has a lot of energy and is very loyal to its owner. The German Spitz has a typical, distinctive coat. When you walk down the street with this dog, you can be sure that you will regularly be addressed on the beauty of his coat. The animal has a head that looks a bit like a fox. Therefore, the dog can sometimes look particularly mischievous.
The history of the German Spitz goes back a long way. A certain Count Eberhard Zu Sayn noticed the dog's alertness. The dog then became popular on merchant ships and on farms. Its most important task was to signal danger. For this reason, the animals were also called dungheap barkers. Of course, this is a bit of a derogatory name for a beautiful dog. Later on, the dog also became popular among the nobility. In the better circles, you came across a German Spitz more and more often. The two World Wars, however, almost made the breed extinct.
The animals are quite watchful and may therefore bark quite often. By raising the dog properly, it is possible to keep this barking somewhat under control. However, the watchful character and the barking that comes with it will never be completely eliminated from this animal. The watchful nature of this breed makes them rather suspicious of strangers. On the other hand, they are very loyal to their owner. Although the small German Spitz is not big, it is not a lapdog. The animal is quite active. When you own the animal, you should therefore regularly go outside with it!
This dog is not difficult to raise. However, the German Spitz is extremely intelligent and can therefore be quite stubborn. When he is forced to do things, he can be recalcitrant. In addition, it is important to teach the animal when to bark and when not to bark. In the case of the German Spitz, however, it will be mainly when he should not bark. By raising him well as a puppy, you can suppress his natural tendency to bark, but the tendency will not go away completely.