Nordic Spitz


Nordic Spitz - Group V. - Spitz and primitive types, Section 2 - Nordic hunting dogs. Recognized in 1966.

General Appearance:

Nordic Spitz is an excellent companion always cheerful, always friendly with the owner and his family, and friendly to strangers, therefore it is the most appropriate caretaker. Vigilance although it is definitely missing with unauthorized arrivals, however, it is willing to make friends. It is the intelligent "cunning" dog, attentive, courageous, lively, independent and a little stubborn, but it may be the result of deficiencies in education. It is never shy or nervous or aggressive.


The education is not so simple. It requires the owner who has enough patience, understanding and kind, but unyielding consistency. Certain stubbornness stems from its innate individuality, which is a manifestation of both independence and considerable self-confidence. When properly process this part of training it can be largely suppressed. It is therefore not suitable for complete beginners, people hasty, thoughtless and prone to hasty conduct inconsistent.

It gets well with children, but not entirely small ones. Easily and quickly it can become the darling of the whole family, as well as persons that it initially did not have the warmest relationship, you can gradually get lean and caressing. With other dogs and pets it gets well, but early socialization is necessary. Its early socialization in this respect is very important.

It needs a lot of movement and is very hardy, if you have the opportunity to gradually get used, e.g. jogging along the wheel, also can accompany the owner womanizer jogging, appropriately enough, however, long walks, etc. In nature, it is necessary to keep the dog on a leash, otherwise it can run away, because the hunting instinct is strong and it has boundless passion for hunting. When fishing directly ablaze activity, act energetically, passionately and when it is home alone, on the contrary, it is quite calm, sober and silent.


It is a small dog of Spitz type square body frame, stocky, dry and muscular, with a high head carriage. Secondary sex characteristics must be clearly expressed in the construction of the head and body so that at first glance noticeable difference between male and female. Ideal height at withers male is 44 cm, 41 cm is female.

The head is dry, strong and well formed, wedge-shaped. Muzzle moderately long, sharply pointed. Skull required quite broad, almost flat above. The forehead should be slightly arched, frontal slope noticeable, gradual, never be too steep. Brow-ridges are distinct. The nasal bridge is straight, black nose.

Lips should be thin, dry and must fit snugly across the jaw and teeth. The teeth are well developed appropriately large bite must be scissors.

The eyes should be almond-shaped, slanted, dark brown, reasonably large, bright, quiet but vigorous expression. Ears should be set high, more firmly pricked and slightly rounded tops.

The neck has appropriate length, dry and muscular, slightly arched in the nape, carried high. The back should be short, strong, muscular and flexible. The loin is short and wide. Croup moderately long and wide, well muscled, slightly sloping. The tail should be high, carried up in a fairly high curve, loosely curled so that its tip touches the upper thigh on one side or the other. Down outstretched tail tip does not exceed the level of hock. It should never be hung limply down.

The chest must be deep enough and long, consisting of well-sprung ribs. The chest should be reasonably broad front oval. The chest is quite distinctive edge and chest flow into the stomach, it is slightly tucked.

The forelegs have strong, long and wide blade with a well developed musculature and a longitudinal ridge, lying close to the chest and back are reasonably inclined. Elbows pointing straight back, the forearms are straight, strong bones, dry but flexible muscles. Wrist and pastern must be adequately strong, slightly slanted. Feet should be small, firm, closed and pointing straight forward, toes should be well arched, tight, padded well developed, firm.

The hindquarters are parallel to each other. They have heavily muscled thighs, knee joints are strong. Hocks must be strong. The hocks are dry, flexible and relatively long.

Coat is harsh, short, straight more closely adjacent with fine and dense undercoat. On the back of the nose, above its head, on the earlobes and the front side of the front and hind legs is shorter, neck, backs of thighs and underneath the tail slightly longer. All colours are allowed. The ideal is considered white colour with yellow or red spots.

All faults from the requirements of the standard are to be considered as defects and evaluate accurately the degree of seriousness with regard to the health and welfare of male or female.