The Indian Spitz is often mistaken for the Pomeranian, the cousin of the Spitz from northern Poland. However, they are quite different: the Indian Spitz has a much shorter and larger coat. They share many physical characteristics in common because they are very closely related, and their ancestry is only a few hundred years apart. The Pomeranian has rounded ears, a flatter muzzle, less weight (no more than 3-4 kg), and a thicker coat. Apart from these minor differences, they are somewhat identical, although completely different from each other. The Indian Spitz is larger and weighs more than the Pomeranian. Unfortunately, in India, Spitz is called Pomeranian.