Mittel German Spitz Personality traits and Temperament
Mittel German Spitz is a very lively, alert, independent, devoted and watchful dog. A happy dog that is very loyal and extremely devoted to his family. They crave for human attention and company. He needs moderate exercise to burn off his high energy and liveliness, and loves vigorous games or chances to run free in a safe area.
They needs mental stimulation and to be involved in your life and your activities. They are excellent companion who likes to be cuddled with you but is also a hardy, all-weather dog that is ready and happy to go for long walks and hikes.
This breed requires only moderate exercise to burn off his high energy and liveliness, and loves vigorous games, they are also bold and adventurous and active, and will demand your attention by jumping up and down or walking on his hind legs. A forty to sixty minutes per day little exercise when compared with other larger breeds will help them to stay healthy. However they do enjoy a run or a walk and will quite happily occupy themselves in the garden all day.
They learn commands quickly and easily and is eager to please you, but also a strong-willed and stubborn dog. They are difficult to control at times, but will learn to be obedient, but a patient training is necessary.
They are good watchdogs, and will alert you with loud barks to the slightest sound and warn you of the approach of a stranger. He can be noisy, annoying, and bark far too much, and must be trained to quiet down on command.
Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding
This breed has a long outer coat with a soft woolly undercoat and is an extremely high shedder, so frequent grooming is indeed essential. Daily brushing or 30-minute thorough brushing each week will help reduce matting and helps to avoid hair fall. As they have outer coat coupled with his thick undercoat insulates him against all weathers.
Particular attention should be paid to the ears and elbows where knots can occur more quickly. The coat should not be trimmed as it will grow back very thick and will be more difficult to manage. Some occasional trimming of the toes, hocks and anal area may be necessary. Males tend to shed once a year and bitches twice a year: this is when most of the hair will be shed.
His high-set, well curled tail and his brisk movement give him an air of considerable importance in his bearing. He is not a difficult breed to maintain as long as his grooming is thorough.
Size and Characteristics
Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $500-$900
Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 15-17 YEARS
Weight: 15-25 pounds
Height: 12-15 inches
Colors: Black, White, Brown, Sable, Black & Tan.
How to Train this dog
They are very intelligent, but could be wilful, so thorough training needs to reward good behaviour. Spitz are particularly good at agility and will have good dividend if take part in obedience competitions with their Spitz, they are also highly playful dogs.
Health Issues and Food
Diet: This breed do not seem to suffer from any digestive problems so will eat any type of dog food. It is best not good to feed too high a protein.
Good nutrition is essential for the coat to achieve its full potential and choosing a well balanced diet is obviously important for this. Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids should be a part of the diet if home cooked meals are given.
Allergies: Susceptible to contact and aerosol allergens
Health problems: They are generally a healthy and hardy dogs and so far careful breeding has ensured that no obvious hereditary problems, still they may suffer health problems with legs especially knee.
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Best female and male dog names
You can name your Beagle as Aaron or Archie if he is a male and Emily or August if she is a female.
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