General Characteristics:

The Indian Spitz is often called an Indian Pomeranian who is actually a cousin Spitz from northern Poland. Both breeds however, being Spitzes share similar characteristics and breed predispositions. They are generally perky, friendly, and intelligent. They do need exercise and do well in obedience training. They can be prone to excessive barking and make for good alarm dogs. They shed all year round.

Avg. Weight Male:
Toy Pom: 1 - 3 kg
Indian Spitz: 6 - 20 kg
Avg. Weight Female:
Toy Pom: 1 - 3 kg
Indian Spitz: 5 - 18 kg
Average Lifespan:
12 – 16 years

Genetic Predisposition:

A genetic predisposition means that an individual may have a tendency to develop certain diseases as a consequence of inherited defects in the genes. Although some disorders occur because of spontaneous mutation of genes, many genetic disorders are inherited. These conditions are seen quite often in canines, mostly but not exclusively, in purebreds. Having said that, this breed has an increased risk for the following conditions which may or may not manifest:

Collapsed Trachea Luxating Patella

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