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Spitz-like Breeds
How many spitz-like dogs can you name? If you don't know the standard/description for your desired breed, then how do you know the breed that suits you isn't a different double-coated, spitz-like dog.

Some dogs, like the Alaskan Husky, are "performance" breeds with no official "Standard" except ability.  The Laikas (East & West Siberian) may be the same dog.  And some research says the Canadian Inuits, Greenlands, and Canadian Eskimos may be the same dogs.  There are also dogs who may not have English-language pages on the web, and that makes it difficult for me to read their standards until I get a translation <g>.

However, check out these dogs from the AKC (American Kennel Club), UKC (United Kennel Club), CKC (Canadian Kennel Club), ARBA (American Rare Breed Association), FCI (Federation of International Canines), & other National Kennel Clubs.

Dog Breeds


|| Large || Medium || Small || Unknown Size ||

  • Mackenzie River Husky

  •     Height: 27-32"
        Description: www.sleddogcentral.com/mackenzies2.htm
        Rescue:
  • Akita

  •     Height: 24-28"
        Description: www.akitaclub.org/info/standard.html
        Rescue: www.akitaclub.org/rescue/resgroups.html
  • Inuit Sled Dog

  •     Height: 24-27"
        Description: www.ecn.mb.ca/~toadhall/what.htm#physical
        Description: www.sleddogcentral.com/inuit.htm
        Rescue:
  • Alaskan Malamute

  •     Height: 23-25"+
        Description: home1.gte.net/sleddog/akcmal.htm
        Rescue: home1.gte.net/sleddog/others.htm#mals
  • Alaskan Husky

  •     Height: 23-25"
        Description: home2.inet.tele.dk/jens_eva/races.htm
        Rescue:
  • Greenland Husky

  •     Height: 22-25"
        Description: worldclassdogs.com.bs/G%26H.Breeds/GreenlandDog/
        Rescue:
  • East Siberian Laika

  •     Height: 22-25"
        Description:
        Rescue:
  • Jamthund

  •     Height: 56-61 cm or 21¾-23¾"
        Description: www.spidshundeklubben.dk/gb/spkkenne.html#jamthund
        Rescue:
  • Chinnok

  •     Height: 21-27"
        Description: www.arba.org/Chinook-Standard.htm
        Rescue: www.chinook-dogs.org/rescue/
  • Russo-European Laika

  •     Height: 21-24"
        Description: worldclassdogs.com.bs/R.Breeds/RussoEuropeanLaika/
        Rescue:
  • West Siberian Laika

  •     Height: 21-24"
        Description: www.mtdirect.com/wsl/wslhist.html
        Rescue:


    || Large || Medium || Small || Unknown Size ||

  • Canadian Eskimo Dog/Esquimaux/Quimmiq/Kingmik

  •     Height: 20-27"
        Description: www.dogs-in-canada.com/breeds/canadian_eskimo_dog.html
        Description: worldclassdogs.com.bs/C.Breeds/CanadianEskimo/
        Rescue:
  • Siberian Husky

  •     Height: 20-23½"
        Description: home1.gte.net/sleddog/akcsibe.htm
        Rescue: home1.gte.net/sleddog/others.htm#sibes
  • Norwegian Elkhound

  •     Height: 19½-20½"
        Description: www.neaa.com/htm/standard.htm
        Rescue:
  • Karelian Bear Dog

  •     Height: 19¼-23½"
        Description: rarebreed.com/breeds/karelian/karelian_ukc_std.html
        Rescue:
  • Samoyed

  •     Height: 19-23½"
        Description: www.akc.org/samoyed.htm
        Description: www.samoyed.com/
        Rescue: www.samoyed.org/rescue_org.html
  • Kishu

  •     Height: 45.5-51.5cm or 19-21"
        Description: www.jkc.or.jp/japanese_dog/j_dog5_e.html
        Rescue:
  • Eurasier

  •     Height: 48-60cm or 18¾-23½"
        Description: www.eurasier.com/standard.htm
        Rescue:
  • Korean Jindo

  •     Height: 18½-21"
        Description: www.geocities.com/~jindoclub/standard.html
        Rescue:
  • Shikoku

  •     Height: 46-52cm or 18-20.5"
        Description: www.jkc.or.jp/japanese_dog/j_dog6_e.html
        Rescue:
  • Hokkaido

  •     Height: 45.5-51.5cm or 18-20"
        Description: www.jkc.or.jp/japanese_dog/j_dog2_e.html
        Rescue:
  • Iceland Dog

  •     Height: 17¼-19"
        Description: www.montananet.com/dyggur/id.htm
        Rescue:
  • Chow-Chow

  •     Height: 17-20"
        Description: www.chowclub.org/standard.html
        Rescue:
  • Swedish Lapplund

  •     Height: 43-48 cm or 16¾-18¾"
        Description:
        Rescue:
  • Keeshond or Wolf Spitz

  •     Height: 16-19"
        Description: w1.911.telia.com/~u91104308/lapphund/engelska/erasst.html
        Rescue:
  • Norwegian Buhund

  •     Height: 16-18½"
        Description: www.arba.org/Norwegian-Buhund-Standard.htm
        Rescue:
  • Norrbottenspitz

  •     Height: 41-44 cm or 16-17¼"
        Description: www.spidshundeklubben.dk/gb/spkkenne.html#norrbot
        Rescue:
  • Finnish Lapphund Dog

  •     Height: 15¾-20½"
        Description: rarebreed.com/breeds/finnish_lap/finnish_lap_ukc_std.html
        Rescue:
  • Finnish Spitz

  •     Height: 15-20"
        Description: www.akc.org/finnish.htm
        Rescue:


    || Large || Medium || Small || Unknown Size ||

  • Shiba Inu

  •     Height: 13½-16½"
        Description: www.akc.org/shibainu.htm
        Rescue:
  • Norwegian Lundehund

  •     Height: 12½-15"
        Description: members.aol.com/puffindog/breed.html
        Rescue:
  • German Spitz (Mittel)

  •     Height: 12-15"
        Description: worldclassdogs.com.bs/G%26H.Breeds/GermanSpitzMittel/
        Rescue:
  • Swedish Vallhund

  •     Height: 12-14"
        Description: www.swedishvallhund.org/standard.html
        Rescue:
  • Vastgotaspitz

  •     Height: 31-33 cm or 12-12¾"
        Description: www.spidshundeklubben.dk/gb/spkkenne.html#vestgota
        Rescue:
  • Japanese Spitz

  •     Height: 30-38cm or 11.5-15"
        Description: www.jkc.or.jp/japanese_dog/j_dog9_e.html
        Rescue:
  • Schipperke

  •     Height: 10-13"
        Description: www.akc.org/shipper.htm
        Rescue: members.aol.com/SkipRescue/
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi

  •     Height:
        Description: www.pembrokecorgi.org/standard.htm
        Rescue:
  • Volpino/Italian Spitz

  •     Height: 25-30cm or 9¾-11¾"
        Description: www.cta.it/aziende/enci/razze/volpino/volp_en.htm
        Rescue:
  • American Eskimo Dog

  •     Height: 9-19"
        Description: members.aol.com/aedcakc/aedmain.html
        Rescue:
  • German Spitz (Klein)

  •     Height: 9-11"
        Description: worldclassdogs.com.bs/G%26H.Breeds/GermanSpitzKlein/
        Rescue:
  • Alaskan Klee Kai

  •     Height: up to 17"
        Description: www.arba.org/Alaskan-Klee-Kai-Standard.htm
        Rescue:
  • Pomeranian

  •     Height: 3-7#
        Description: www.akc.org/pomer.htm
        Rescue:


    || Large || Medium || Small || Unknown Size ||

  • Kai

  •     Height:
        Description: www.jkc.or.jp/japanese_dog/j_dog3_e.html
        Rescue:
  • Nordic Spitz

  •     Height:
        Description: poro.koillismaa.fi/spj/uk/rodut/ppk/pk_alku.htm
        Rescue:
  • Suomenlapinkoira

  •     Height:
        Description: personal.inet.fi/cool/saijajaniina/nella.htm
        Rescue:
  • Kai Ken

  •     Height: (med size)
        Description:
        Rescue:
  • Gross (large) Spitz

  •     Height:
        Description:
        Rescue:
    But if you are sure you want a Malamute, go back and read our Policies pages for Sources for Dogs and Responsible Breeders.

    Notes: Converted the metric with 1 cm = .39 inches.  More links for these dog breeds.

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