Spitz dog

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Spitz dog (Zoöl) A breed of dogs having erect ears and long silky hair, usually white; -- called also Pomeranian dog, and louploup.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Spitz dog a cross from the Eskimo dog, about the size of a spaniel, with a sharp-pointed face and an abundant white, creamy, or black coat
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
G. spitz, spitzhund,

Usage

In literature:

I have also seen it in a Spitz and in a sheep-dog.
"The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals" by Charles Darwin
Odin, the Spitz dog, had insisted upon scratching at the door.
"Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories" by Bret Harte
Suddenly I saw a Spitz dog hurrying down the street.
"Beautiful Joe" by Marshall Saunders
The Spitz-dog noses, instead of smelling Rat, would have smelt its anagram, Art.
"Punchinello, Vol. 2, No. 27, October 1, 1870" by Various
Suddenly I saw a Spitz dog hurrying down the street.
"Beautiful Joe" by by Marshall Saunders
Spitz-dog crossed with fox, 268.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
Panic fears are likely to prove the destruction of the Spitz dog.
"The Galaxy, May, 1877" by Various
Unfortunately, crawling, contrary to all proper rules of the game, under the stove, they came against the milk-pan of the dog Spitz.
"The Invisible Lodge" by Jean Paul
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In news:

The Keeshond ("kayz-hawnd") is a member of the Spitz (Northern Dogs) family and is of the same stock as the German Spitz, probably being a direct descendant of the German Wolfspitz.
These ancestors were Spitz-type dogs, probably similar in type to today's Icelandic Sheepdog and the Swedish Vallhund.
The Japanese Spitz is descended from the larger German Spitz dogs that were brought to Japan around 1920 via Siberia and northern China.
A native of Finland, the Finnish Spitz has the distinction of being that country's national dog.
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