The Italian Spitz is small, compact but very harmonious.
The general appearance of this superb little dog shows an intrepid character that is always ready for action. His overall appearance is very pleasing to the eye.
Between 27 and 30 cm (10.63 to 11.81 inches) for the male
Between 25 and 28 cm (9.84 to 11.02 inches) for the female
Between 5 and 5 kg (11.02 to 11.02 pounds) for the male
Between 4 and 5 kg (8.82 to 11.02 pounds) for the female
The Italian Spitz is usually white, red or champagne color.
The champagne color is accepted by the breed standard, but is not preferred by enthusiasts.
His very long hair is stiff and bushy. Longer hair covers the neck and the whole trunk. However, it is shorter on the feet and forehand.
His head has a somewhat ovoid skull, and a rather accentuated stop.
His eyes are ochre in color, well rounded and normal size. His small, short and erect ears are triangular.
His nose is all black. His tail is nicely carried curled up permanently on the back.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 5, section 4 and is #195