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Types of Spitz

Akita​
Akita​

Many spitz breeds, like the Akita and Chow Chow, retain wolf-like characteristics like independence, suspiciousness, and aggression towards unfamiliar humans and other dogs, and they require much training and socialization when they are puppies before they become manageable in an urban environment.

Alaskan ​Malamute​
Alaskan ​Malamute​

The Alaskan Malamute /ˈmæləˌmjuːt/ is a large breed of domestic dog originally bred for hauling heavy freight due to their strength and endurance, and later as a sled dog. They are similar to other arctic breeds, such as the Greenland Dog, Canadian Eskimo Dog, the Siberian Husky, and the Samoyed.

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American ​Akita​
American ​Akita​

There are two separate varieties of Akita: a Japanese strain, commonly called "Akita Inu" ("inu" means "dog" in Japanese), or "Japanese Akita"; and an American strain, known as the "Akita" or "American Akita".

American ​Eskimo Dog​
American ​Eskimo Dog​

American Eskimo Spitz; American Spitz; Eskie; Miniature Eskimo Dog; Spitz; Standard Eskimo Dog; Toy Eskimo Dog; Pronunciation. uh-MAIR-ih-kuhn ES-kuh-moh dawg. Your browser does not support the audio tag. Description. The American Eskimo is a beautiful, small to medium-size Nordic-type dog that looks like a miniature Samoyed.

Black ​Norwegian Elkhound​
Black ​Norwegian Elkhound​

This Black Norwegian Elkhound black spitz puppy is named Bandito. He is from Surrey, British Columbia, Canada and both his parents were standard Black Norwegian Elkhound dogs from Vancouver.

Chow Chow​
Chow Chow​

The chow chow breed is thought to be 2,000 years old—perhaps even older. It was common in China for many centuries and may have served as a hunting, pointing or birding dog for nobles.

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East Siberian ​Laika​
East Siberian ​Laika​

The East Siberian Laika (Vostotchno-Sibirskaia Laika) is a Russian breed of dog of spitz type, a hunting dog originating in parts of Siberia east of the Yenisei River

Eurasier​
Eurasier​

The Eurasier, or Eurasian dog, is a breed of dog of the spitz type that originated in Germany. It is widely known as a wonderful companion that maintains its own personality, has a dignified reserve to strangers, a strong bond to its family and that is relatively easy to train.

Finnish ​Lapphund​
Finnish ​Lapphund​

Home → Dog Breeds → Finnish Spitz → Finnish Spitz Dog Breed Review Finnish Spitz Temperament: What's Good About 'Em, What's Bad About 'Em Finnish Spitz Temperament, Personality, Behavior, Traits, and Characteristics, by Michele Welton.

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Finnish Spitz​
Finnish Spitz​

Many Finnish Spitz are willful, obstinate, and dominant (they want to be the boss) and will make you prove that you can make them do things. You must show them, through absolute consistency, that you mean what you say.

German Spitz​
German Spitz​

German Spitz German Spitz is usually referred as a breed of dog and type of dog, because several modern breeds have been developed from the German Spitz. They originated in Germany as their name indicates.

German Spitz ​Klein​
German Spitz ​Klein​

The German Spitz Klein is a breed of dog of the German spitz type. They are usually classed as a toy or utility breed. A Spitz-type dog is compact of body, with a dense stand-off coat, tail curled over the back and a fox-like appearance to the head. Archaeological findings date the German Spitz to dogs that were of similar build and size during the Stone Age.

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German Spitz ​Mittel​
German Spitz ​Mittel​

The German Spitz Mittel is the third largest of the five varieties of the German spitz and is very similar in looks to the other sizes of German Spitz. It is usually bred in solid colors but parti-colors are acceptable.

Greenland ​Dog​
Greenland ​Dog​

Three of the largest spitz, the Alaskan Malamute, Canadian Eskimo Dog, and the Greenland Dog, were used to pull sleds, until the 19th century. During that century, when fur trapping and sled dog racing became lucrative businesses, the smaller and faster Siberian Husky was used more frequently in Canada and Alaska.

Guejae Gae​
Guejae Gae​

Spitz type dogs are typically very active and need ample free space so they can run around and stay fit. If you purchase a spitz dog you should have a decent sized yard and be prepared to take them for walks or even runs quite often.

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HäLlefors ​Elkhound​
HäLlefors ​Elkhound​

The Hällefors Elkhound is a medium-sized, rectangular Spitz with either a sickle or curly tail. Thick, harsh, and dense coat should always be yellow, ...

Hare Indian ​Dog​
Hare Indian ​Dog​

The Hare Indian dog was a diminutive, slenderly built domesticated canid with a small head and a narrow, pointed and elongated muzzle. Its pointed ears were erect and broad at the base, and closer together than those of the Canadian Eskimo dog.

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Hokkaido dog​
Hokkaido dog​

The Keeshond, the Wolfspitz variation of the German Spitz, widely known as the national dog of the Netherlands, is an affectionate, loyal, and very energetic pet and have been bred as watch-dogs for barges (hence the name Dutch Barge Dog).

Icelandic ​Sheepdog​
Icelandic ​Sheepdog​

The Icelandic Sheepdog is a breed of dog of spitz type originating from the dogs brought to Iceland by the Vikings. It is of similar type to the Norwegian Buhund, the Shetland Sheepdog, and the Welsh Corgi. They are commonly used to herd sheep in the Icelandic countryside.

JäMthund​
JäMthund​

The Jämthund, also called the Swedish Elkhound/Moosehound, is a breed of dog of the Spitz type that are found in Northern Europe. The Jämthund is eponymous to Jämtland, a province in the middle of Sweden.

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Japanese ​Spitz​
Japanese ​Spitz​

The Japanese Spitz (日本スピッツ, Nihon Supittsu) is a small to medium breed of dog of the Spitz type. The Japanese Spitz is a companion dog and pet. There are varying standards around the world as to the ideal size of the breed, but they are always larger than their smaller cousins, the Pomeranian.

Kai Ken​
Kai Ken​

The Kai Ken is a medium-sized dog with a wedge shaped head and prick ears. Males are typically 18 to 22 inches at the shoulder, while the females are slightly smaller, 17 to 20 inches at the shoulder.

Karelian Bear ​Dog​
Karelian Bear ​Dog​

According to archaeological records, dogs very similar to the modern Russo-European Laika and the Karelian Bear Dog existed in northeastern Europe and Scandinavia since Neolithic times. The breed standard for KBDs and Laikas today calls for a black-and-white marked dog, but originally the breed included individuals with coats of wolf gray of various shades, red coats like the standard spitz, and black-and-tan specimens as well.

Keeshond​
Keeshond​

Like all spitz-type dogs, the Keeshond has a dense double coat, with a thick ruff around the neck. Typically, the males of this breed will have a thicker, ...

Kishu​
Kishu​

The Kishu (紀州犬, Kishū-Inu), sometimes called Kishu Ken or Kishu Inu, is a Japanese breed of dog, developed there for thousands of years. It is descended from ancient medium-sized breeds and named after the Kishu region, now Mie Prefecture and Wakayama Prefecture. This breed is similar to the Hokkaido, Shikoku and the Kai Ken.

Korean Jindo​
Korean Jindo​

Jindos are double-coated spitz-type dogs. The Jindo Gae is the National Breed of Korea. Distinguishing the Jindo breed from mixes and other breeds is often done by close examination of cranial and facial features and by analyzing the proportion of the head to the body.

Lapponian ​Herder​
Lapponian ​Herder​

One breed was renamed Lapphund at that time, and the other was named Lapinporokoira (translated into English as the Lapponian Herder.) The Lapinporokoira is recognised under Finnish sponsorship as Fédération Cynologique Internationale breed number 284, in Group 5 Spitz and primitive types Section 3 Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.

Norrbottenspets​
Norrbottenspets​

The Norrbottenspets is a breed of dog of the spitz type. It is an ancient breed whose original purpose was a farm and hunting dog but has recently become more popular as a companion dog. The Norrbottenspets is used to hunt wood grouse, black grouse, capercaillie and hazel grouse, but also fox, marten and raccoon.

Norwegian ​Buhund​
Norwegian ​Buhund​

To teach your Buhund to listen to you, "Respect Training" is mandatory. Read more about Norwegian Buhund Training. Shedding. Like all spitz breeds with a thick double coat, Norwegian Buhunds shed a good deal. Be sure you're okay with this. Finding one and paying the price. In the United States, a Norwegian Buhund is hard to find and expensive.

Norwegian ​Elkhound​
Norwegian ​Elkhound​

The Norwegian Elkhound is one of the ancient Northern Spitz-type breed of dog and is the National Dog of Norway. The Elkhound has served as a hunter, guardian, herder, and defender. It is known for its courage in tracking and hunting moose (or elk) and other large game, such as bears or wolves.

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Norwegian ​Lundehund​
Norwegian ​Lundehund​

The Norwegian Lundehund (Norsk Lundehund) is a small dog breed of the Spitz type that originates from Norway. Its name is a compound noun composed of the elements Lunde, meaning puffin (Norwegian lunde "puffin" or lundefugl "puffin bird"), and hund, meaning dog. The breed was originally developed for the hunting of puffins and their eggs.

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Pomeranian​
Pomeranian​

What is the difference between Pomeranian and German Spitz?The FCI countries include Pomeranians in the group of Spitz dogs as a Toy Spitz/ Pomeranian and the standards state that the height at the withers for Toy Spitz/ Pomeranian needs to be 20 cms +/- 2cm.

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Russo-​European Laika​
Russo-​European Laika​

Russo-European Laika (Russko-Evropeĭskaya Láĭka) is the name of a breed of hunting dog that originated in the forested region of northern Europe and Russia, one of several breeds developed from landrace Laika dogs of very ancient Spitz type.

Sakhalin ​Husky​
Sakhalin ​Husky​

Karafuto-ken breaks down as Karafuto, the Japanese name for Sakhalin and Ken, a Japanese word for dog; hence, this provides the breed's geographical origin. This breed is used rarely now; therefore, few breeders remain in Japan.

Salish Wool ​Dog​
Salish Wool ​Dog​

The Salish Wool Dog or Comox dog is an extinct breed of white, long-haired, Spitz-type dog that was developed and bred by the native peoples of what is now Washington and British Columbia. The Salish Wool Dog (or Woolly Dog) likely is the only known prehistoric North American dog developed by true animal husbandry.

Samoyed dog​
Samoyed dog​

The Samoyed (/ ˈ s æ m ə j ɛ d / SAM-ə-yed or / s ə ˈ m ɔɪ. ɛ d / sə-MOY-ed; Russian: Самоедская собака or Самоед) is a breed of large herding dog, from the spitz group, with a thick, white, double-layer coat. It takes its name from the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia.

Seskar Seal ​Dog​
Seskar Seal ​Dog​

The Seskar Seal Dog was friendly and social, both towards people and other dogs. These characteristics were important in its traditional work environment. History. A Spitz-type seal-hunting dog was known in the Baltic Sea already during the Stone Age.

Shiba Inu​
Shiba Inu​

The Shiba Inu (柴犬, Japanese: [ɕiba̠ inɯ̟ᵝ]) is the smallest of the six original and distinct spitz breeds of dog from Japan. A small, agile dog that copes very well with mountainous terrain, the Shiba Inu was originally bred for hunting.

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Shikoku​
Shikoku​

The Keeshond, the Wolfspitz variation of the German Spitz, widely known as the national dog of the Netherlands, is an affectionate, loyal, and very energetic pet and have been bred as watch-dogs for barges (hence the name Dutch Barge Dog).

Siberian ​Husky​
Siberian ​Husky​

Siberian Husky The Chukchis, a semi-nomadic people of northeastern Asia, are responsible for developing the Siberian husky. And though the breed's lineage remains a mystery, the husky is probably of spitz stock, taking several centuries for the Chukchis to train them as sledge dogs.

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Swedish ​Lapphund​
Swedish ​Lapphund​

The Swedish Lapphund (Swedish: Svensk lapphund) is a breed of dog of the Spitz type from Sweden, one of three Lapphund breeds developed from a type of dog used by the Sami people for herding and guarding their reindeer.

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Swedish ​Shepherd​
Swedish ​Shepherd​

The Swedish Vallhund, also known as the Västgötaspets and Swedish cow dog, is a breed of dog native to Sweden. The breed's name, Vallhund, when translated into English, means herding dog, as the Swedish Vallhund was originally bred as a drover and herder of cows over 1,000 years ago.

Swedish ​White Elkhound​
Swedish ​White Elkhound​

Swedish White Elkhound, Svensk Vit Älghund spitz dog breed facts, lifespan, personality traits, human compatibility, photos, size and coat color chart, world origin and rescue information from the online dog encyclopedia

Tahltan Bear ​Dog​
Tahltan Bear ​Dog​

The Tahltan was built somewhere between the lines of the spitz and pariah types. The ideal dog was, above all else, athletic and agile. As they were always bred solely for hunting value, appearance could vary significantly between dogs. Coat and colour. A Tahltan Bear Dog was primarily black, dark brown or blue, with some white patches on the chest and sometimes the feet.

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Thai ​Bangkaew Dog​
Thai ​Bangkaew Dog​

The Thai Bangkaew Dog (TBD) or simply Bangkaew is a Spitz type working dog that originated in the Bangkaew, a small village located in the Bang Rakam District, Phitsanulok Province in the Tha Nang Ngam area in central Thailand.

Volpino​
Volpino​

A Volpino Italiano (Italian pronunciation: [volˈpiːno itaˈljaːno]; literally, "Italian foxy [dog]") is a spitz-type breed of dog originally from Italy.

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West Siberian ​Laika​
West Siberian ​Laika​

The West Siberian Laika or WSL, is a breed of hunting dog and a breed of spitz type. Russian publications indicate that the term West Siberian Laika loosely applied to hunting dogs originating with the Mansi and Khanty people in Ural and West Siberia, but there were no standards or registrations of WSL as such until 1930.

Yakutian ​Laika​
Yakutian ​Laika​

The Yakutian Laika (Russian: Якутская лайка) is a working dog breed that originated in the Arctic seashore of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic. The major habitat is estuaries of Kolyma, Indigirka, Yana and Lena.