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Indian Spitz (Greater) Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Indian Spitz (Greater) so you can get to know the breed more.

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Indian Spitz (Greater)
OriginIndia
Other Names
What other names does the Indian Spitz (Greater) have? The dog breed also known as...
Greater Indian Spitz
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Indian Spitz (Greater) recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Indian Spitz (Greater) recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Indian Spitz (Greater) puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Indian Spitz (Greater) price:
Unknown
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Indian Spitz (Greater) History

Unlike the two previous ones, the Indian Spitz is not an ancient Indian breed, although it is one of the most popular canines there. They became popular in the 1980s and the 1990s when new rules and economic regulations made it very difficult to import anything including most foreign breeds, and that’s where the Indian Spitz is heaving to sight and gained its popularity. Indian Spitz puppy is easily available, relatively affordable, and gives the feeling of an imported breed.

These dogs were German Spitz brought to India by the British in the period of the 1850s to 1870s. The British breeders of the time crossed the German Spitz dog with Indian Pariah dogs to make them more adaptable to Indian conditions, in which they succeeded; these dogs have perfectly adapted to the climate and indeed become Indian since than.

The Indian Spitz lies under the Spitz-type dog breed and belongs to the group of Utility Dogs. They are companion dogs,  as they are small, alert, and vocal, they make an excel as an indoor guard dog. Their body is quite similarly built to German Shepherds because like the German Shepherd the Indian Spitz is narrow as well but they are much smaller and lighter colored usually. They are also very active and quite intelligent. Thank their high intelligence, small size, and low body weight they can quickly learn and perform tricks and they are famous for being used in circuses. The breed even represented itself in the Bollywood film industry. An Indian Spitz, Redo, played a crucial role in a classic 1994 hit Bollywood movie; the Hum Aapke Hai Kaun as “Tuffy”.An interesting fact is that he got along so well with the main actor in the movie, that later he adopted Redo.

The Indian Spitz, even to this day, goes by the name Pomeranian dog or Indian Pomeranian although this is an entirely different breed. Pomeranian is also a Spitz-type Toy dog from Poland.  As the whole Spitz family of dogs is characterized by fluffy hair, pointed ears, and hairless muzzle and these two are specifically sharing a lot common in their appearance they are often confused with each other. In the 18th century, German Spitz, Italian Spitz dog, and Finnish Spitz were trendy in Britain. Queen Victoria owned several of this dog breed that she imported across Europe. Pomeranian dog was the popular name for these Spitz family of dogs.

Although they are a recognized breed by most of the Indian Kennel Clubs, there are no international Kennel Clubs such as the American Kennel Club or the United Kennel Club that recognize the Indian Spitz.

Indian Spitz (Greater) General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Indian Spitz (Greater) size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Indian Spitz (Greater) weigh? Indian Spitz (Greater) weight:
26–44 pounds (12–20 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Indian Spitz (Greater)? Indian Spitz (Greater) average weight:
35 pounds (16 kg)
Height
How tall is the Indian Spitz (Greater)? Indian Spitz (Greater) height:
14–18 inches (35–45 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Indian Spitz (Greater) average height:
16 inches (40 cm)

Indian Spitz (Greater) Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Indian Spitz (Greater) have? What does this canine coat look like?
Thick
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Indian Spitz (Greater)'s coat?
WhiteBrownBlack & White
Grooming
How to groom the Indian Spitz (Greater) and how often?
Average: The Indian Spitz (Greater) requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Indian Spitz (Greater), search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Indian Spitz (Greater) dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Greater Indian Spitz? Indian Spitz (Greater) shedding level:
Indian Spitz (Greater)s shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Indian Spitz (Greater) Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Indian Spitz (Greater) have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
KindActiveIntelligentAthleticPlayfulCommunicativeLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Indian Spitz (Greater)? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: Indian Spitz (Greater) is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Indian Spitz (Greater) dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Indian Spitz (Greater)s are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Indian Spitz (Greater) is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Indian Spitz (Greater) sensitivity:
Indian Spitz (Greater)s have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Indian Spitz (Greater)s are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Greater Indian Spitz need? Indian Spitz (Greater) social needs:
Indian Spitz (Greater)s are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Indian Spitz (Greater) dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Greater Indian Spitz bark?
Nagyon sokat: Indian Spitz (Greater) kimondottan hangos fajta. Gyakran élvezik az ugatást és a hangos vonyítást. Ha csendes kutyát szeretnél, nem a legjobb választás. Az ugatás legfontosabb kiváltó okai: félelem, figyelemfelkeltés, riasztás, unalom, üdvözlés, szeparációs szorongás, kényszeres ugatás és védekezés.
Watchdog Ability
Is Indian Spitz (Greater) good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Indian Spitz (Greater)s are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Indian Spitz (Greater) dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Indian Spitz (Greater) dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Indian Spitz (Greater)s are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Indian Spitz (Greater) bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Greater Indian Spitz? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Indian Spitz (Greater)? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Indian Spitz (Greater) has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Indian Spitz (Greater) do?
Indian Spitz (Greater)s have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Indian Spitz (Greater)s need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Indian Spitz (Greater) to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Indian Spitz (Greater) roam?
Indian Spitz (Greater)s tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Indian Spitz (Greater) have high prey drive?
Indian Spitz (Greater)s have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Indian Spitz (Greater)s are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Indian Spitz (Greater) good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Indian Spitz (Greater) fajta. Jó, ha van egy kis kerted, ahová néha kimehet elintézni dolgát, ugyanakkor ez egyáltalán nem fontos. Napi egy-két sétával kellőképpen lemozgathatod, így nem jelenthet gondot Indian Spitz (Greater) tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Indian Spitz (Greater)s adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Indian Spitz (Greater)s do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Indian Spitz (Greater) dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Indian Spitz (Greater) Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Indian Spitz (Greater) temperament with other people:
Indian Spitz (Greater)s are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Indian Spitz (Greater) dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Indian Spitz (Greater) temperament with children:
Indian Spitz (Greater)s are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Indian Spitz (Greater) dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Indian Spitz (Greater)s are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Indian Spitz (Greater) good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Indian Spitz (Greater) dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Indian Spitz (Greater)s are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Indian Spitz (Greater)s good office dogs? Do Indian Spitz (Greater)s make good office friendly dogs? Can Indian Spitz (Greater)s be office dogs?
No
Indian Spitz (Greater) is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Indian Spitz (Greater) dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Greater Indian Spitz temperament with senior people? Are Indian Spitz (Greater) dogs good for elderly owners?
Indian Spitz (Greater)s are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Indian Spitz (Greater) dogs get along with other pets? Are Indian Spitz (Greater) dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Indian Spitz (Greater)s are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Indian Spitz (Greater) breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Indian Spitz (Greater)s are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Indian Spitz (Greater) be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Indian Spitz (Greater) is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Indian Spitz (Greater) be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Indian Spitz (Greater) be an emotional support animal?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Indian Spitz (Greater) is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Indian Spitz (Greater) be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Indian Spitz (Greater) is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Indian Spitz (Greater) be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Indian Spitz (Greater) is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Indian Spitz (Greater) be a boat dog?
Not really
Indian Spitz (Greater) breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Indian Spitz (Greater) be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Indian Spitz (Greater) is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Indian Spitz (Greater) Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Indian Spitz (Greater) dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Indian Spitz (Greater)s are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Indian Spitz (Greater) dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Indian Spitz (Greater) be?
13-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Indian Spitz (Greater) breed hypoallergenic?
No
Indian Spitz (Greater)s don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Indian Spitz (Greater) have? What is the activity level of the Indian Spitz (Greater)?
Indian Spitz (Greater)s have a lower energy level than other dogs. If you live a chilled life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Indian Spitz (Greater) dogs require per day?
Indian Spitz (Greater)s exercise need is minimal. If you live a slow life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Indian Spitz (Greater)s like sleeping so they do sleep a lot. They're not the most active dog breed. If you live an active life, this breed can be a bad choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Indian Spitz (Greater) need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Indian Spitz (Greater) risk for obesity:
Low. The Indian Spitz (Greater) has good luck with genetics. This breed doesn't need to worry about obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Indian Spitz (Greater)'s weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Indian Spitz (Greater) has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Indian Spitz (Greater) drool?
The Indian Spitz (Greater) is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Indian Spitz (Greater) could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Indian Spitz (Greater). If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Indian Spitz (Greater) Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Indian Spitz (Greater): The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Indian Spitz (Greater) have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Indian Spitz (Greater) have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
1-5 puppies

Indian Spitz (Greater) Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Indian Spitz (Greater) is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: Indian Spitz (Greater)s are very easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Indian Spitz (Greater)s are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Indian Spitz (Greater) fajta.
  • Drooling tendency: The Indian Spitz (Greater) is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Low.
  • Watchdog Ability: Indian Spitz (Greater)s are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Indian Spitz (Greater)s tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Adaptability: Indian Spitz (Greater)s adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Indian Spitz (Greater)s are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Indian Spitz (Greater)s are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Indian Spitz (Greater)s are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Indian Spitz (Greater)s don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Indian Spitz (Greater)s do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Indian Spitz (Greater) is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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Indian Spitz (Greater) Comments, Reviews & Questions

  • A. Santhosh

    Jan 26, 2021, 7:00:18 AM:

    Its cute in baby & smart in adult....a homly & friendly nature for families

  • Mehul

    Jun 17, 2020, 9:52:33 AM:

    very smart and queet dog