The Seidenspitz has a long, fine and silky coat. The hair is straight, and should stand fluffily away from the body that is found in other Spitz breeds, Never being wavy, curly, rolled or shaggy. The color is white with a black pigmented nose and black eyes. A black coated Seidenspitz with black pigment nose and black eyes is also accepted but the White Coated Seidenspitz is much more preferred. The size and weight of the Seidenspitz is the same as the Pomeranian, with "hair like" paws. Grooming for the show clip consists of the paws, the muzzle, and the ears to be shaved to achieve the " Spitz" look. The less shaving that needs to be done to produce this "Spitz" look the higher his value is. The Seidenspitz has a long glorious, fine and silky coat.
The Seidenspitz is a good dog for apartment life. Theyare very active indoors and will do okay without a yard.
Seidenspitz need a daily walk. Play will take care of a lot of their exercise needs, however, as with all breeds, play will not fulfill their primal instinct to walk. Dogs who do not get to go on daily walks are more likely to display behavior problems. They will also enjoy a good romp in a safe open area off lead, such as a large fenced in yard.
This out of the ordinary coat texture for a spitz was achieved in the 19th Century through crossing the Pomeranian with the Maltese and then shaving the resulting pups to create the illusion of a spitz coat's growth pattern. The ears are shaved, and the feet and legs are trimmed to resemble a Pom's legs and feet. This tiny toy dog is a very old breed which was fully developed in it's country of origin, Germany. This silky, long coated Spitz flourished in Germany as far back as the late 1890's. Most records of this old toy breed were destroyed during World War I and World War ll. Some of the German Stud Books that did survive showed a male registered as Meister Lindenberg ( male) whose registration number was 431D whelped November 4, 1900 owned by Frau E. Schmale of Lindenber bei Berlin. A Bitch registered as Gretchen von Hangelsberg whose registration number was 430D was whelped November 20, 1898 owned by his breeder owner Herm. Schimmelpfenning of Berlin. Two Seidenspitz were exhibited at an all breed dog show in Hanover Germany in 1925. One bitch was whelped in 1925 and the other bitch was whelped in 1927 and was out of a Champion sire and bitch. Numerous Doctors in Germany were involved in breeding this tiny toy dog. One Doctor in Switzerland, Dr. Kuenzli of St. Gallen had a very famous Seidenspitz known as OHDIN. It is unclear whether or not all of the breeders breeding the Seidenspitz are using the same original German lines or if their stock originated from crossing the Pomeranian with the Maltese, which is considered the Maltipom hybrid, also called Malti-Pom and Pomanees.
RVD - Rassehunde-Zuchtverband Deuschland e.V. The recognition of the breed, and the only known records that survived in Germany is by the DC founded in 1897. The Delegierten Commision e.V. has given the International Seidenspitz Foundation the right to re-establish the breed under their direction and guidance.