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Top 10 Spitz Dog Breeds – The Best of the Cold Weather

Spitz dog breeds are among the oldest and most primitive dogs. Spitz breeds are a group of dogs, all of which are characterized by their wedge-shaped heads, prick ears, and thick furry coats, suited for living in harsh northern climates.

As we’ll see, modern Spitz breeds range from small companion dogs to large working breeds and pretty much everything in between.

Let’s get to know some of these ancient breeds.

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Akita Inu Dog Breed Facts

The Akita Inu is a big, bold, beautiful dog with a distinctly powerful appearance. He’s large with a noble and intimidating presence. Yet, he’s intelligent, affectionate and quite loyal.

From royal guardian to a therapy dog, the Akita Inu does not back down from a challenge and has both the brain and the brawn to face any that come his way. Let’s get to know our confident, rugged friend.

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Shiba Inu Dog Breed Facts – A Difficult Dog Breed

Did you know that the Shiba Inu is considered the oldest and smallest of Japan’s dogs?. Brought to America from Japan as recently as 60 years ago, the Shiba Inu is growing in popularity in the West and is already the most popular breed in his homeland. This Japanese native, with his alert expression and a smooth stride, looks almost fox-like.

But for a small dog, he’s a sturdy, muscular pooch with a bold, confident personality to match. Let’s get to know him.

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