Spitz Dogs

Nordic Sledge Dogs

Greenland Dog


Alaskan Malamute

Nordic Hunting Dogs

Finnish Spitz
The Finnish Spitz has become a popular companion dog and was once called "the ideal dog for people who like cats". Its rich, fluffy coat of chestnut red or red-gold color has a soft cream colored undercoat. The tail has abundant feathering and curls upward or sideways. The Finnish Spitz is quite vocal and likes to wander which comes from their hunting manner.

Norwegian Elkhound

Norwegian Lundehund

Swedish Elkhound
Friendly, intelligent and independent, the Swedish Elkhound is first and foremost a working breed and should be given meaningful activity to keep his mind active. It is not suited for apartment living.

Russian-European Laika

East Siberain Laika

West Siberain Laika

Karelian Bear Dog (Karjalankarhukoira)

Nordic Watchdogs and Herders

Lapinporokoira (Finnish Reindeer Herder)

Swedish Vallhund

Norwegian Buhund

Icelandic Sheepdog

Finnish Lapphund
The Finnish Lapphund is lively, alert, courageous, calm and willing to learn. Friendly and faithful, he also makes a good watchdog. In general, this is not a noisy breed. He enjoys the company of children, other dogs, and even cats. Those not socialized with cats, however, may view them as a substitute squirrel and may chase them.

Swedish Lapphund

Besides being an excellent and eager hunter, the Norrbottenspitz makes a good guard dog. He can be quite stubborn and needs consistent training. Because of his lively and affectionate temperament, the Norrbottenspitz has gained popularity as a companion dog.

European Spitz

German Spitz
Like those three smiling descendants, the German Spitz is a happy-go-lucky, lighthearted companion. Owners prize the breed for its fun personality, keen intelligence, and hardy constitution.


Volpino Italiano
Volpino Italiano is a great family dog with gentle and playful temperament which gets very attached to his humans. The Italian Volpino comes in two color variety: white and red (very rare). Hardy and robust, the Volpino engoys a remarkable longevity.


Asian Spitz and Related Breeds

Chow Chow

The Eurasian, or Eurasier as he is known in his native Germany, was developed in 1960s by Julius Wipfel, a German dog enthusiast, in an attempt to recreate the ancient German Wolfspitz. The Eurasian is an ideal family dog with calm, even temperament and natural guard instinct. Reserved with strangers and very loyal to his family, he is never aggressive.


Faithful, docile, very alert and bold, the Hokkaido is locally renowned for its bravery in fighting the brown bear and also for its great endurance. Extremely protective of his family, they are never aggressive. The Hokkaido has a very strong prey instinct and may kill small animals and pets unless raised with them from puppyhood.

Japanese Spitz
The Japanese Spitz makes a wonderful family companion. The Japanese Spitz temperament is described as alert, cheerful and keen. He is always happy to be with people and children of all ages, as long as they treat the dog with respect.

The Kishu is always alert, docile and very loyal to his master, but not reliable with other people. This breed makes a good watchdog.

Shiba Inu

Wolf-like in appearance, the Shikoku has been valued for its toughness, agility, and endurance. It does look fierce, almost wild. Its stride is smooth and swift like a wolf's, and its superb ability to leap makes it well suited to running through mountains and hills. Alert and energetic, this enthusiastic hunter is also docile and very loyal to his master.

Kai Dog (Tora Dog)

Korea Jindo Dog
Valued for their intelligence, courage, and loyalty, Jindos make excellent guard dogs and are known to protect homes and families to the death. Jindos are extremely fast, powerful, and determined.

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