German Spitz Mittels

The video links are to watching my daughter, handling her Baby German Spitz Mittel, Jasper
in the baby puppy class, Brisbane.

By Bev Wigglesworth - Aikirei Kennels.
Read on ---- maybe this will help
General appearance
The Japanese Spitz should have a firm, strong body, full of flexibility and a ratio of height to length of 10 : 11
The German Spitz should be compact, short coupled and well knit with an almost square outline
The Japanese Spitz has a medium size, moderately broad and slightly rounded head with the skull broadest at the occiput and with a well defined stop and a pointed muzzle, proportions of skull to muzzle are equal.
The German Spitz has a medium large head, broad skull and when viewed from above it is wedge shape. When viewed from the side it should display only a moderate stop Muzzle is shorter than skull.
The Japanese Spitz has a strong, arched and moderate length of neck
The German Spitz should have a moderately short neck
The Japanese Spitz should have broad firm loins, a croup slightly arched and a moderately firm belly with a good tuck-up
The German Spitz should be well ribbed-up and rounded with a moderate tuck-up
Both breeds should have high set tails carried over their backs, although the Japanese Spitz tails are not as tightly curled as the German Spitz.
The Japanese Spitz have slightly sloping pasterns
The German Spitz have straight legs
The Japanese Spitz should be light, nimble, active, energetic and very smooth
The German Spitz should move straight, cleanly and briskly, with a good drive
The Japanese Spitz Standard calls for a straight and stand-off coat over a soft undercoat.
The German Spitz need a long, harsh textured and perfectly straight top coat over a woolly undercoat.
The Japanese Spitz should be - Dogs 34 – 37cm (13.5 – 14.5 ins)
Bitches 30 – 34cm (12 – 13.5 ins)
The German Spitz (Mittel) should be - 30 – 38cm (12 – 15ins) dogs masculine,
Bitches feminine.
We have the Japanese Spitz with the longer body, longer, arched neck, broad chest and loins, a more pronounced tuck-up and whilst they are not to be slab-sided their bodies are not rounded either. Their head is medium size, without coarseness, moderately broad, and with a slightly rounded skull, with a well defined stop and a pointed muzzle. Their coats are softer in texture than the German Spitz. They have slightly sloping pasterns, and their movement should be smooth and light.
Then we have the German Spitz with the shorter, more compact and rounded body with hardly any tuck-up and the shorter neck. Their head is larger, wedge shaped and has a moderate stop, with a “never snippy” muzzle that is slightly shorter and lacks the “sharpness” of the Japanese Spitz muzzle. The coat texture is harsh. With their required “straight legs” their movement appears to be more “bouncy” than the Japanese Spitz.
The Japanese Spitz are slightly chary (cautious) with strangers where-as the German Spitz are happy, confident and should show no sign of nervousness or aggression. Both breeds are undoubtedly intelligent, affectionate family dogs with strong family devotion.


Contact Details

Taryn Jones
Rockhampton, Central Queensland, 4702
Tooshay Poms [email protected]