Breed At A Glance: Indian Spitz - Wagr Petcare

    Breed At A Glance: Indian Spitz

    Indian Spitz


    • Lifespan: 10–14 years
    • Size: Small to medium
    • Maintenance Level: Low to moderate
    • Shed Level: Moderate to high
    • Temperament: Intelligent, active, alert
    • Friendliness: Good with families and children, moderately friendly with strangers and other pets

    Best For

    • Families, singles, first-time dog owners, those living in apartments


    • Weight: 5–20 kg (varies between smaller and larger varieties)
    • Height: 20–25 cm (smaller variety), up to 45 cm (larger variety)
    • Distinctive fluffy coat, pointed ears, bushy tail
    • Coat Colours: Predominantly white; can have patches of brown or black


    • Loyal and protective of family
    • Highly adaptable to various living conditions
    • Known for its intelligence and trainability

    Care Guide

    • Grooming: Requires regular brushing due to dense coat
    • Training: Intelligent and responsive to training, but may require patience
    • Diet & Nutrition: Balanced diet suitable for small to medium breeds
    • Exercise: Daily walks and play sessions


    • Generally healthy breed with few genetic health issues
    • Prone to dental issues; regular dental care is important
    • Can be sensitive to extreme temperatures

    Additional Information

    • Tends to be vocal; can be trained to minimize excessive barking
    • Thrives in human companionship; not suited for being left alone for long periods
    • Adaptable to both indoor and outdoor living, but prefers being close to family members
    • Good Family Dog: Yes, known for being affectionate and good with children
    • Intelligence: Highly intelligent, capable of learning various commands and tricks
    • Exercise Needs: Moderate; enjoys playtime and interactive games
    • Suitable for Apartments: Yes, adapts well to apartment living due to its size and temperament

    Grooming Guide

    • Skin & Coat Care: Regular grooming to prevent matting and manage shedding
    • Eye Care: Routine checks for any signs of irritation or discharge
    • Ear Care: Regular cleaning to prevent wax buildup and infections
    • Nail Trimming: Periodic trimming to maintain paw health

    Curious to know more? Check out our Indian Spitz guide!

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