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Samoyed
2008-07-13 21:43:23

The Samoyed is a breed of dog which was originally bred to pull the sleds of nomadic reindeer herders from Siberia. The breed was developed not only to pull sleds, but also to assist in herding and keep its owners warm at night, acting as their blanket by sleeping on top of them. Following the Russian Revolution, the Samoyed became obsolete for these people, but enough of the dogs had been...

Papillon
2008-05-27 23:21:31

The Papillon is a small dog bred as a companion and watch dog. It is one of the oldest toy breeds, traced back to Italy circa 1542. The breed can be seen in paintings over the centuries, especially in those of royal and merchant class families. The Papillon is a small, elegant, fine-boned breed which generally stands 8 to 11 inches tall and weighs 6 to 10 pounds. The coat of the breed is...

Norwegian Elkhound
2008-05-27 22:57:58

The Norwegian Elkhound is an ancient breed which has been used as a large game hunter, a guardian, a herder, and a defender. The breed is a Spitz type breed which excels at its duties under even the worst climate conditions. Its name, translated means "Norwegian moose dog". The Norwegian Elkhound does not hunt like a hound dog, nor is it a true hound; it just holds animals at bay until the...

Maltese
2008-05-27 17:13:00

The Maltese is an ancient breed of toy dog associated with the island of Malta. The origin of the breed can be traced back thousands of years. The breed is believed to have descended from a Spitz type breed which belonged to Swiss Lake dwellers, but it may also be related to Asia's Tibetan Terrier. The breed was most likely used by nomadic tribes for rodent control, but over time the breed...

Keeshond
2008-05-27 14:28:53

The Keeshond, originally called the Wolfsspitz, is a medium-sized breed from Germany. It is closely related to the German spitzes. The breed was named after Cornelis (Kees) de Gyselaer, the leader of the Dutch rebellion against the House of Orange during the 18th century. The breed was the symbol for the rebels, and today it is still sometimes call "the Smiling Dutchman". The first breed...

Japanese Spitz
2008-05-27 13:20:16

The Japanese Spitz is an entirely white breed of dog that is thought to have been bred from the White German Spitz, Siberian Samoyed, Russian Spitz, and American Eskimo Dog during the 19th century in Japan. The breed became popular in Japan, Europe, and North America during the 1950s. The Japanese Spitz stands 12 to 15 inches high and weighs 11 to 22 pounds. It has a double layered long...

Canadian Eskimo Dog
2008-05-19 10:33:59

The Canadian Eskimo Dog, also called the Canadian Inuit Dog is a large Arctic dog. It is often considered to be North America's oldest and rarest purebred indigenous domestic dog. The breed was once used as a method of transportation in Canada. The Canadian Eskimo Dog is large; it can stand anywhere from 19 to 28 inches tall and weigh 40 to 88 pounds. It is a powerful breed, athletic, and...

Canaan Dog
2008-05-19 10:32:16

The Canaan Dog is Israel's national breed, which has existed in the Middle East for thousands of years. It has the appearance of a wild dog combined with a medium collie-type breed, and belongs to the Spitz family. The Canaan Dog has ears which stand straight up. It has a double coat which is short to medium in length. The undercoat is soft, and the outer coat is flat and harsh. It can be...

Alaskan Klee Kai
2007-12-18 11:32:59

The Alaskan Klee Kai is a small dog in the spitz family. It was originally developed to create a smaller version of the Alaskan Husky (although it more closely resembles a Siberian Husky). The Breed was developed in Alaska in the 1970s when an Alaskan Husky mated with an unknown small dog. To further develop the breed, Siberian and Alaskan Huskies were used along with Schipperke and American...

American Eskimo
2007-12-18 11:17:56

The American Eskimo dog originated in Germany is a great companion and watchdog. Despite its appearance it did not descend from the Husky, but is a member of the Spitz family. The American Eskimo dog has a white or biscuit cream straight double coat and a compact body. There should be a ruff around the neck, short smooth hair on the outer ears, and the hair on the back of the legs should be...

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