This pedigree dog, which is also known abroad under the name Keeshond, owes its German name Wolfsspitz to its grey-clouded coat color, which is reminiscent of a wolf. The Wolfsspitz is an ideal guard dog, which is also suitable as a companion and family dog thanks to its people-related and undemanding attitude.
The muzzle and ears are usually black, the bushy mane surrounding the shoulder ring is a lighter silver-grey and gets darker again on the back and belly. The tail is very bushy and carried confidently over the back.
Coupled with his high alertness, his mistrust of strangers and his early attack, these qualities made him an excellent and extremely popular watchdog among farmers and other large landowners.