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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...

Nordic Spitz
2008-05-27 22:50:09

The Nordic Spitz is a type of dog bred originally for work on farms and hunting. It originated in the 1600s in Sweden and was an excellent hunting companion. In the 1940s, the breed neared extinction, but was saved by a breeding program begun by Nordic Spitz enthusiasts. The breed eventually declined once again in popularity; today it is relatively rare, especially in its original purpose, as...

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...

Finnish Spitz
2008-05-24 14:34:35

The Finnish Spitz is a hunting dog which originated in Finland. It is often referred to as a "bark pointer" as it barks to indicate located game. It is typically used for hunting small animals such as squirrels, but can also be used to hunt larger animals such as elk, moose, and bears. Since 1979, the breed has been the official dog of Finland. The breed generally stands from 14.5 to 19...

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