Breed history


This breed was not developed for any particular purpose, except to be a friend to the family and to watch over them. With their own bark to warn of strangers or danger coming.

They were originally known as Pomeranians and became popular in England in the 18th century. Queen Victoria was devoted to this breed. It is known that she imported 'kleinspitze' between 3lb and 7lbs in weight. Like many other breeds the spitz declined in numbers in the UK probably due to the First world war and went out of popularity.

It wasn't until the late 1970's that the breed really began to re-emerge in bigger sizes than the Pomeranian and were recognised as German Spitz by the English Kennel Club in 1985.