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THOMDY DOM'S BREEDERS CLASS
From left to right:  Thomdy Dom's Popeye, Love Me Die, Love Dove, Orange de Luxe

Finnish Kennel Club's Vuolasvirta Breeding Award nr. 492

German Spitz Mittel - Mittelspitz

Brief historical summary : German Spitz are descendants of the stone age « Peat Dogs » (Torfhund) « Canis familiaris palustris Rüthimeyer » and the later Lake Dweller's (Pfahlbau) Spitz; they are the oldest breed of dog in Central Europe. Numerous other breeds have been produced from them. In non-German speaking countries Wolfspitz are known as Keeshonds and toy Spitz as Pomeranians.

General appearance: Spitz breeds are captivating on account of their beautiful coats, made to stand off by plentiful undercoat. Particularly impressive is the strong, mane-like collar round the neck (ruff) and the bushy tail carried boldly over the back. The foxy head with alert eyes and the small pointed, closely set ears give the Spitz his unique characteristic, cheeky appearance.

Behaviour and character: The German Spitz is always attentive, lively and exceptionally devoted to his owner. He is very teachable and easy to train. His distrust to strangers and lack of hunting instinct make him the ideal watchdog for home and farm. He is neither timid nor aggressive. Indifference to weather, robustness and longevity are his most outstanding attributes

Size: 34 cm +/- 4 cm

Colour: black, brown, white, orange, grey-shaded, other colours.