Indian Spitz

Indian Spitz Dog Breed


When it comes to small and medium size dog breeds they have a different fan following. People cannot just help falling in love with these cute and innocent looking creatures. One of such dog breeds is Indian Spitz. 

History and Origin 

Indian Spitz is one of the most popular and loved dog breed in India. It came to popularity around 1980s to 1990s when people were having difficulty in importing and exporting dog breeds due to strict import export rules. This breed is not only popular for its snowy white look but also for its playful attitude.  However, it has lost its popularity in recent times because of easy availability of other dog breeds but they  are still loved for their cuteness and energetic behavior. 

Indian Spitz breeds is one of the most popular dog breeds in India and is often mistaken with the Pomeranian dog breeds This breed is said to be descendant of German Spitz which was originally brought by British to India and was bred in India for a long time that they adapted to Indian weather perfectly. KCI has officially registered this breed as a dog breed.


Indian Spitz dog breed is of two types small in size whose average size can be between 8 to 10 inch and greater Indian Spitz or the medium size breed which can be between 14 to 18 inch in size. This breed is often confused with Pomeranian dog breeds because of their similar looks. It is difficult to recognize these both breeds. 

Indian Spitz has pointed ears and conical snout, where as Pomeranian dogs have short ears and much flatter face. They are also shorter in height and have a dense coat compared to Indian Spitz dog breeds.

The male height of a Indian Spitz dog breed is between 40-45 cm and height of a female dog is between 35-40 cm. The average male weight of this breed can be between 12-20 kg and female weight can be between 11-15 kg. The average lifespan of this breed is 12-15 years and some can even live longer if proper care and healthy environment is given.

This dog breed is very active, intelligent and have a high level Energy. They are usually found in white color. However, some can also have dusky brown, black or black and white color.

Interesting facts and stories

A 6 years old dog named Redo had played a very important role in an Indian movie called 'Hum Aapke Hain Kaun' as 'Tuffy'. This dog character had become popular and was so loved by people that it had skyrocketed the demand for this dog breed.

As a family companion

Indian Spitz is a perfect family dog. They are playful and love spending time with their humans. They are very friendly towards children and they can become friendly even with strangers in no time.

They are good dogs for family with children and small houses. They can easily adjust to any surroundings. It is not a guard dog however it can be a good watch dog and alert the family when strangers approach.


This dog breed has a long coat and requires daily brushing. Shedding is a common problem in dogs and same happens with this breed. However, this breed does not shed heavily compared to other dogs.


This dog breed is very intelligent and active dog breed. Some basic training should be started from a very young age to avoid future behavioral problems. Also, daily walk for about 20 minutes in morning and evening is a must for this dog breed. They also need to be socialized from a very young age.


Indian Spitz dog breed is a very healthy dog breed. They rarely have any health issues or get sick, since they do not have any hereditary diseases. However, they should be taken to vet for proper checkups regularly and properly vaccinated from time to time. 

Buy an Indian Spitz?

Since Indian Spitz is one of the most popular dog breeds in India and is found in many houses. It is in high demand too. However, they are also very cost friendly. They do not need regular care and attention since it is a very healthy dog breed. The puppies can be bought at a price range between $ 50 to $ 60 for a female and $ 60 to $ 80 for male dog and sometimes even more depending on the location.

Fun Facts 

Dogs do not sweat like we do.

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