Tysk Spitz
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Anerkjent av FCI
FCI nummer: 097
Gruppe 5: Spisshunder
Seksjon 4: Europeiske spisshundraser
Anerkjent av AKC
Foundation Stock Service (FSS)
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ANDRE NAVN: German Spitz
VEKT: Hann: -
Tispe: -
HØYDE: Hann: -
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Tysk Spitz
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German Spitz
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Eligible Registries: The Kennel Club; Any Acceptable Domestic or Foreign Registry

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In Europe, Spitz-type dogs were associated with the hunter gatherers of the first stone age, going back some 6000 years, but if we want to look for the origin specifically of the German Spitz, we turn to it's immediate forebear, the Turfspitz (canis familiaris palustris). In the Northern German plain that stretched from the Rhine to Vistula in the east and covering most of Denmark, was a very swampy area. People living in this area had to build their houses on stilts above the swamps and were buried in, what today has turned into peat-bogs. The remains of people and their dogs have been excavated from these peat-bogs and the dogs are believed to be the forerunners of the Wolfspitz. They were all in a remarkable state of preservation. There is evidence that people living from Bodensee, in Germany, to L.Ladoga (east of Leningrad) kept these dogs and, because house-dogs and herders were of the greatest use to non-nomadic people, it is believed that they set out to deliberately breed out the hunting instinct that characterizes dogs of nomads. Any one owning a Spitz could argue that they were only partially successful unless compared to the likes of the Beagle or Afghan breeds.

Prior to 1871 Germany did not exist in its present form, but consisted of small kingdoms, princedoms and dukedoms, whose boundaries, especially the further east they traveled, were constantly changing. It is not surprising to find that different countries developed different Spitz to suit their own needs. All of them came under the general name of "Mistbeller," a word which sounds charming to an English ear but which actually translates to "dung-hill barker." They were invariably dogs that would stand on top of the dung heap and bark.

In England the breed became popular in the 18th Century. When Queen Anne died in 1714, the great grandson of James 1 came to the throne. He was of course the elector of Hannover, better known as George 1. His wife was German and his descendents also married German aristocrats bringing German visitors to the English court to visit. They brought with them the forerunners of today's German Spitz which became very fashionable and were know as "Pomeranians" as they were believed to originate from a place called Pommern. They did not resemble the breed known as a Pomeranian today however as they were much larger in size.

The decline of the breed in the UK is believed to have begun due to the First world war and along with many other German breeds went rapidly out of favor in the wave of patriotism that swept the country at this time.

Farger og egenheter:

Description Type Code
Black S 007
Black & Tan S 018
Brown S 061
Cream S 076
Orange S 133
Red S 140
White S 199
Wolfgray S 227
Description Type Code
Parti-Color S 038
Sable S 026


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  • The German Spitz has been assigned the Non-Sporting Group designation.
  • The German Spitz has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since 1996.