The German Spitz is an excitable, animated dog that is at the same time independent. It is smart with a good sense of humour, however, can be difficult to live with if one is unfamiliar with the breed. Like most of the Spitz breeds, the German Spitz can be a nuisance barker when bored, so make sure to give it plenty of attention, a job to do and toys to keep it busy. However, this tendency to bark excessively also makes it an excellent watchdog.
When it comes to training, it has a stubborn streak so it can prove to be a bit challenging unless you can keep training fun with lots of positive reinforcements. The German Spitz is smart and has a mind of its own, which often means it may want things his way. It will be great around children when it is socialised early and properly raised to be a well-rounded dog. However, any interaction between this breed and small children must be well-supervised to make sure no one gets hurt when play becomes too boisterous.
The German Spitz has a strong prey drive, albeit it was not bred as a hunting dog. It is prone to attack smaller pets like birds, hamsters, ferrets and cats. Although, it can get along well with cats if raised together with it.