What’s the Difference Between Pomeranian and a German Spitz?

Hi I got a black "Pomeranian" 3 days ago but took him to the vets for his 2nd vaccine )had his 1st while with the breeder the vets said he looks more like a German spitz I was wondering if there are any signs to say different he said he was going to post his papers over but think he may be a German spitz now

The German Spitz is more of a foundation stock "breed" (more of a group actually), from which other AKC breeds have resulted such as the Keeshond, and the Pomeranian.

Without the AKC registration papers, you can’t be sure if you have a Pom, a poorly bred Pom, or a dog with Spitz ancestry and a mixture of other dogs.

In my many years of experience, I have often found a vet’s determination of breeds a little lacking since they spent their time studying the insides of dogs rather than the outside, unless they happen to have done extensive research on a particular breed or two.

But, you should go back to this breeder and get your AKC registration (should have been given to you at the time you bought your puppy), and I don’t know what "post his papers over" means. He is either a registered Pom or he isn’t and his litter would have been registered by the breeder with the AKC when he was born.

Sounds a little fishy to me.

ADD: Here’s a link for you regarding the AKC and German Spitz dogs:

http://www.akc.org/breeds/german_spitz/index.cfm

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  • Painted Pony

    The German Spitz is more of a foundation stock "breed" (more of a group actually), from which other AKC breeds have resulted such as the Keeshond, and the Pomeranian.

    Without the AKC registration papers, you can’t be sure if you have a Pom, a poorly bred Pom, or a dog with Spitz ancestry and a mixture of other dogs.

    In my many years of experience, I have often found a vet’s determination of breeds a little lacking since they spent their time studying the insides of dogs rather than the outside, unless they happen to have done extensive research on a particular breed or two.

    But, you should go back to this breeder and get your AKC registration (should have been given to you at the time you bought your puppy), and I don’t know what "post his papers over" means. He is either a registered Pom or he isn’t and his litter would have been registered by the breeder with the AKC when he was born.

    Sounds a little fishy to me.

    ADD: Here’s a link for you regarding the AKC and German Spitz dogs:
    http://www.akc.org/breeds/german_spitz/index.cfm
    References :

  • ?

    The Pomeranian is similar to the German Spitz, there are three types of German Spitz, but the Miniature *(Or Klein) is the closest to the Pomeranian but will look slightly different then the Pom in appearance, if you look them up you will see these differences.
    References :