Indian Spitz (Greater)

USD $1,200 - $1,500\nCAD: $1,600 - $2,000\nAUD: $2,000 - $2,500\nNZD: $2,500 - $3,000 Price Avg.

Companion Dogs



Breed Type



13-15 years


Breed Information

Group Companion Dogs
Popularity/Rank 403
Origin India
Other Names Greater Indian Spitz
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1,200 - $1,500
CAD: $1,600 - $2,000
AUD: $2,000 - $2,500
NZD: $2,500 - $3,000
How much does it cost to buy a Indian Spitz (Greater)?
Indian Spitz (Greater) are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $1,200 to $1,500
CAD: $1,600 to $2,000
AUD: $2,000 to $2,500
NZD: $2,500 to $3,000 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Indian Spitz (Greater) can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Medium
Weight 26–44 pounds (12–20 kg)
Height 14–18 inches (35–45 cm)
Lifespan 13-15 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companion
Date of Origin 19th century
Ancestry Asian Spitz

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Thick
Coat Colors Black & White, Brown, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Hazel, Amber, Brown, Gold, Blue
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Tan, Pink
Coat Color Possibilities White, Cream, Golden, Red, Sable, Black, Silver, Grey
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Smooth
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, Pin brush, Undercoat rake, Shedding blade, Nail clippers, Grooming scissors, Ear cleaner, Toothbrush, Toothpaste.
Brushing Frequency Twice a week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Active, Athletic, Communicative, Intelligent, Kind, Loyal, Playful, Sportive
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners Yes
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30-60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3/4 cup
Daily Cost $20-$30
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Indian Spitz (Greater) have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 1-5 puppies (Once a year.)


The Indian Spitz (Greater) is a medium-sized dog breed that originated in India. It is a popular pet in the country and has been gaining popularity around the world. The Indian Spitz (Greater) is known for its intelligence, loyalty, and friendly nature.

Appearance: The Indian Spitz (Greater) has a thick double coat that can be either white or cream in color. Its ears are erect and its eyes are dark brown or black. Its muzzle is short and its tail is curled over its back. It has a strong, muscular body with well-defined muscles and an athletic build.

Lifespan, Size, Weight, and Colors: The average lifespan of an Indian Spitz (Greater) dog is between 10 to 12 years. They typically weigh between 20 to 30 pounds when fully grown and stand at about 15 inches tall at the shoulder. They come in various colors such as white, cream, black & tan, sable & white, red & white, etc.

Personality: The Indian Spitz (Greater) dog is known for being intelligent and loyal to their owners. They are also very friendly towards other animals as well as people they meet on their walks or during playtime activities with their owners or other dogs they may encounter while out on walks or playing fetch games with them in the park or backyard area of their home environment .

Friendliness: The Indian Spitz (Greater) dog loves spending time with people they know as well as strangers they meet along the way during walks or playtime activities outdoors with them . They are also very friendly towards other dogs , cats , children , birds , rabbits , hamsters , guinea pigs , etc., making them great family pets .

Temperament: The temperament of an Indian Spitz (Greater) dog can vary depending on how it was raised by its owner(s). Generally speaking though these dogs tend to be gentle natured yet alert when it comes to strangers entering their home environment . They can also be quite playful when given the opportunity but will usually settle down once given some time alone if needed .

Health: As long as your Indian Spitz (Greater) receives regular veterinary checkups throughout its life span it should remain healthy overall . Some common health issues that this breed may experience include hip dysplasia , eye problems such as cataracts , skin allergies due to flea bites/allergies from environmental factors like pollen/dust mites/etc., ear infections due to excessive wax buildup inside of their ears if not cleaned regularly enough by their owners/veterinarians etc., obesity due to lack of exercise/overfeeding etc., heart disease due to poor dieting habits etc., diabetes mellitus due to poor dieting habits etc., hypothyroidism due to poor dieting habits etc.. All these health issues can be prevented through proper nutrition/exercise regimens set up by your veterinarian for your pet's individual needs based upon age/weight/activity level etc..

Adaptability Level : An Indian Spitz ( Greater ) Dog adapts easily into most living environments whether it's an apartment complex setting where there isn't much room for running around outside all day long or even a larger house setting where there's plenty of space available for running around outside all day long - this breed does just fine either way ! This breed loves being around people so having someone who spends lots of time at home would be ideal for this type of pet ! Additionally - since this breed loves going on walks - having someone who enjoys taking daily strolls would also benefit both you & your pet !

Benefits : Having an Indian Spitz ( Greater ) Dog as a pet provides many benefits including companionship & unconditional love from your furry friend ! Additionally - since this breed loves going on walks - you'll get plenty of exercise too which helps keep you healthy physically & mentally ! Furthermore - since these dogs are highly intelligent - teaching them tricks & commands will help keep them mentally stimulated which helps prevent boredom from setting in which could lead into destructive behaviors like chewing furniture / shoes / clothes /etc.. Lastly - since these dogs have such sweet personalities – they make great therapy animals too – providing comfort & joy wherever they go !


The Indian Spitz (Greater) is a dog breed that is native to India. The breed is also known as the Pomeranian in India. The Indian Spitz (Greater) is a small to medium sized dog breed that has a thick coat of fur. The coat of fur is white in color and the hair on the head is long and straight. The Indian Spitz (Greater) has a pointed muzzle and erect ears. The eyes of the Indian Spitz (Greater) are black in color and are almond shaped. The Indian Spitz (Greater) has a tail that is curled over the back.

The Indian Spitz (Greater) was once a very popular dog breed in India. However, the breed almost became extinct due to crossbreeding with other dog breeds such as the Pekingese and the Lhasa Apso. In order to save the breed, some fanciers started a breeding program in which only purebred Indian Spitz (Greater) dogs were bred with each other. This breeding program was successful and today, the Indian Spitz (Greater) is once again a popular dog breed in India.

The ancestry of the Indian Spitz (Greater) can be traced back to Asia. It is believed that the Chinese had bred a small version of the German Spitz which was then brought to India by traders or travelers. In India, this small German Spitz was crossbred with local dogs such as the Pekingese and Lhasa Apso to create the Indian Spitz (Greater).

The Indian Spitz (Greater) was recognized as a separate breed by the Kennel Club of India in 1955. In recent years, the popularity of this breed has grown tremendously and today, it is one of the most popular dog breeds in India.