Characteristics of Batak Spitz
|Country of origin
|up to 5 kg
|13–15 years old
|FCI breed group
- Barking lovers.
One of the oldest breeds of dogs, images of Spitz can be seen in ancient Greek drawings and antique dishes, then in the paintings of artists of the Middle Ages. It is believed that the name of the breed – Spitz – was recorded in the sources for the first time in 1450 in Germany. Fluffy dogs were very popular among German aristocrats.
A more utilitarian use of spitz took place on the island of Sumatra among the Indonesian Bataks (hence the name of the breed). Entire flocks of Spitz lived in the Batak settlements, guarded houses, accompanied their owners both hunting and fishing.
Swedish whalers considered Spitz to be a kind of talismans that could sniff and lure whales, and a doghouse was equipped in each cockpit. The dogs were on allowance and were considered members of the team.
Later, Batak Spitz were taken with them on the road to protect luggage, but in our time they feel great as a companion and pet.
Batak Spitz Description
Very cute small dogs of almost square format with triangular ears, a characteristic smiling face of a fox and a very fluffy coat. The tail is curled and lies on the back. On the hind legs – “pants”, on the front – tows.
Previously, breeders preferred white, but now they believe that the coat color of an animal can be anything: white, red, fawn, and even black. The main thing is to have a long outer coat and a very thick undercoat.
Batak Spitz Character
Cheerful, fearless, friendly dogs. Good watchmen – at the slightest hint of danger, the owner will be warned by a ringing bark. However, as soon as the Pomeranians are convinced that yesterday’s stranger is the owner’s friend, they will immediately attract the guest to the games and beg him for goodies. However, they will still bark loudly – but on a different note.
Pomeranian Spitz Care
In general, the Batak Spitz is an unpretentious and hardy animal, with good health. But in order for the dog to look beautiful, you need to take care of the coat. Periodically wash the pet and comb it 2-3 times a week with a special brush. In the wet and dirty off-season, it is worth putting on fluffy pets overalls-raincoats that will not let their fur get dirty.
Of course, Batak Spitz, like almost all other dogs, the ideal option for life is a country house, where you can run around the site and frolic to your heart’s content. But urban conditions are perfect for them if the owners are not too lazy to walk and play with them.
Pomeranian Spitz Price
It will be very difficult to find a Batak puppy in Russia and even in Europe. The main population of these dogs is concentrated in Indonesia, so the puppy will have to be ordered there. Although this is not the most expensive breed, the final amount can be significant, since you will have to pay for paperwork and shipping.