The Seidenspitz was developed in Germany using Maltese and white Pomeranians. The breed was known perhaps as far back as the late 1700s. Affectionate and intelligent, the Seidenspitz resembles a Pomeranian with a long, silky coat that may be solid white or solid black. A white coat is preferred over black. The coat should be about 6 inches long. The hair around the eyes and on top of the muzzle is shaved, and the dog may or may not have a mustache and beard. The feet are shaved as well and the hair on the ears is shaved or trimmed extremely short.
Rare Dog Breeds
This eclectic group of ancient dog breeds is anything but ordinary. To describe the dog breeds in this group as “rare” is entirely relative. Many of them are hugely popular in their native countries. The powerful Fila Brasileiro is used throughout Brazil as a police dog and a hunter of jaguar and other big game. The Canadian Eskimo Dog has a long history working with the Inuit peoples. The Sloughi and the Azawakh are ancient North African sighthounds. For our purposes, these dog breeds are considered “rare” because they have not yet…
Long and silky.