A Wolfspitz is a lovable, great dog that requires relatively little work in terms of care and keeping. The following tips show what is particularly important when you have the giant Spitz at home.
It is not too difficult to care for and keep a Wolfspitz compared to some other dog breeds. Due to the strong bond that the four-legged friends build with us humans, they enjoy the care and do not cause any trouble when keeping them.
Wolfsspitz: Keeping requirements for the ball of fur
Lace comes in many sizes. While the smaller species, such as the tiny, little person, and medium-sized Spitz, can usually be kept as city dogs without any significant problems, you should have more space available for a large or wolf spitz. A house with a garden is ideal, or at least a living situation where you can spend a lot of time with your four-legged friend outdoors every day. The best place to keep a Territory-loyal Wolfsspitz is on a farm, which the Spitz, initially held as a guard dog, can look after.
About keeping it, it is also essential that you give your Wolfspitz enough time. The people-oriented dog breed loves to engage with the “pack leader”; a lack of human presence is not suitable for the Spitz. If you want to get a Wolfspitz, you should make sure in advance that he is not alone a lot. A household where everyone works full-time is not suitable for a friendly dog.
In any case, you should challenge your Wolfspitz mentally and physically in a species-appropriate manner. You can read more about this topic in the guide: “Wolfspitz: Upbringing and Training of Dogs.”
Care of the Wolfspitz: Grooming of the coat is important
In terms of grooming, a Wolfspitz is not a very complex dog. However, you should ensure he doesn’t get neglected when it comes to grooming. It is best to brush the dog’s beautiful, bushy coat two to three times a week to avoid tangles. Pay particular attention to the fine fur behind the ears. It is best to avoid bathing – in the end, this usually does more harm than good. Dirt on the skin should just dry and then fall off. The pointed fur usually cleans itself very well by itself.
Change of fur in the Wolfsspitz: daily grooming
While you usually only have to brush your wolf spitz two to three times a week, you should be active every day during coat change. Then give the bushy coat an excellent brush to remove loose hair. It is best to run the meeting against the grain, i.e., from back to front or from bottom to top. By the way: Even if your wolf spitz, true to its species, has an incredible amount of fur, it is a “simple coat” that does not get caught and snagged in clothing, carpets, and upholstery like the fur of short-haired dogs. It is usually sufficient to vacuum off the loose dog hair or pick it up with a lint brush.
A word about the coat: you should not clip or trim it – it is not necessary. It can only make sense for the hair between the toes, especially in winter when snow and ice can get tangled up in between.
Wolf Spitz Diet: The dog breed is picky
A Wolfspitz is usually not a glutton – but the dog breed is considered choosy. Often one type of food is eaten with pleasure, while another is wholly despised. If a Pomeranian does not exercise enough, they will still become obese over time. Therefore, always pay attention to his weight and make sure that he exercises well physically. Meat and vitamins must not be neglected on the Wolfsspitz menu. However, the amount of food depends on the size and weight of your dog. If you have any questions about nutrition, especially for your Spitz, your veterinarian will be happy to advise you.