Indian Spitz (Smaller)

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



13-16 years


Breed Information

Group Companion Dogs
Popularity/Rank 429
Origin India
Other Names Lesser Indian Spitz, Smaller 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 purchase a Indian Spitz (Smaller)?
The price of a Indian Spitz (Smaller) will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should 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 per Indian Spitz (Smaller) if you purchase from a reputable breeder. Prices will be higher for show-quality dogs with a distinguished pedigree. Adult dogs who have already been trained may cost even more. It is usually less expensive to adopt a Indian Spitz (Smaller) through a shelter.
Size Small
Weight 11-15 pounds (5-7 kg)
Height 8-10 inches (20-25 cm)
Lifespan 13-16 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companion
Date of Origin 1930s
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, Silver, Black, Brown
Coat Length Short
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Smooth
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, Pin brush, Undercoat rake, Nail clippers, Grooming comb, Shedding blade, Mat comb.
Brushing Frequency 2-3 times per 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 5 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1/2 cup
Daily Cost $20-$30
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Indian Spitz (Smaller) have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 1-3 puppies (Once a year.)


The Indian Spitz (Smaller) is a small, fluffy, and friendly dog breed that originated in India. It is a popular companion dog due to its cheerful and affectionate nature. The Indian Spitz (Smaller) has a unique appearance with its thick white coat and pointed ears. It is an intelligent breed that loves to please its owners and can be easily trained.

Appearance: The Indian Spitz (Smaller) has a thick white coat with pointed ears, dark eyes, and a black nose. Its tail is usually curled over its back or held upright when excited. Its body is compact with strong legs and feet that are slightly webbed for swimming.

Lifespan, Size, Weight & Colors: The average lifespan of the Indian Spitz (Smaller) is 12-15 years. It typically weighs between 10-20 pounds and stands at 10-14 inches tall at the shoulder. This breed comes in two colors – white or cream – but may also have black markings on the face or body.

Personality: The Indian Spitz (Smaller) is an intelligent breed that loves to please its owners and can be easily trained if given consistent guidance from an early age. They are loyal companions who enjoy spending time with their families but can also be independent thinkers when left alone for long periods of time. They are alert watchdogs who will bark to alert their owners of any potential danger but they are not aggressive towards strangers unless provoked or threatened in some way.

Friendliness: The Indian Spitz (Smaller) gets along well with other dogs as well as cats if introduced properly from an early age; however they may become territorial if not socialized properly around other animals from puppyhood onwards so it’s important to ensure your pet receives plenty of positive experiences around other animals during this period of development in order to prevent any potential issues later on down the line! They are also very friendly towards children although supervision should always be provided when playing together due to their small size which could make them vulnerable to injury if handled too roughly by young children who don’t understand how fragile they can be!

Temperament: The temperament of the Indian Spitz (Smaller) varies depending on individual personalities; however most tend to have gentle natures which makes them great family pets as they get along well with both adults and children alike! They do require regular exercise though so it’s important for owners to ensure their pet gets plenty of daily walks/playtime in order for them stay healthy both physically and mentally!

Health: Generally speaking, the health of the Indian Spitz (Smaller) tends to be good; however like all breeds there are certain health conditions which may affect them such as hip dysplasia, eye problems, skin allergies etc…so it’s important for prospective owners to research these conditions before bringing one home so they know what signs/symptoms look out for should any arise during ownership!

Adaptability Level & Benefits As Pets: The adaptability level of the Indian Spitz (Smaller) tends to be quite high; however this does depend on individual personalities so it’s important prospective owners take into account how much space/time they have available before bringing one home as some may require more attention than others! In terms of benefits as pets – these little guys make great companions due their loving natures plus they don’t require too much exercise making them ideal pets for those living in apartments/small homes where space might otherwise limit larger breeds!


The Indian Spitz (Smaller) is a small dog breed that is native to India. The breed is believed to be a descendant of the German Spitz, and was brought to India by German soldiers during World War II. The Indian Spitz (Smaller) was once a popular breed in India, but their numbers dwindled in the 1970s and 1980s due to competition from other breeds such as the Pomeranian and Shih Tzu. In recent years, the breed has seen a resurgence in popularity, and is now recognized by several kennel clubs including the Kennel Club of India and the United Kennel Club.

The Indian Spitz (Smaller) is a small dog with a thick coat of fur that can be either white, black, or brown in color. The breed has pointy ears and a long tail that is often curled over their back. Indian Spitz (Smaller) dogs are known for being intelligent and playful, and make good companions for families with children.