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Section 4
GERMAN SPITZ
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    KAI
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    SHIBA INU
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    SPITZ: European & Asian
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    Visit Tassha, a 4 year old female Kishu, at her website (N/A 5/25/2003) Her photo was submitted by her owner, Jon Buijten.
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  • Group 5/4 & 5: SPITZ TYPE: European & Asian
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    German Spitz Breeds
    Wolfspitz/Keeshond; Giant; Medium; Miniature; Toy Spitz/Pomeranian

    GERMANY: FCI/97, KC, AKC (Pom & Keeshond), (FSS Only), UKC, CKC, ANKC
    GERMAN SPITZ
    aka Deutscher Spitz Großspitz, Great Spitz; Deutscher Spitz Kleinspitz, Deutscher Spitz Mittelspitz
    GERMANY: All have dense, long, stand-offish double coats. Sizes & Colors as follows:
    Giant German Spitz - 40 lbs. 16" minimum. Solid colors; black, white or brown.
    German Wolfspitz/Keeshond - 18" minimum. Color is wolf-grey.
    Standard German Spitz - 25 lbs. 11.5"-14" Solid colors; white, black, brown, orange, and wolf-grey.
    Small German Spitz - 7 lbs. minimum. 8.5"-11" Solid colors; black, white, brown, wolf-grey, or orange.
    Toy German Spitz/Pomeranian - Under 7 lbs. Under 8.5" All solid colors.

    Verein für Deutsche Spitze e.V.

    AKC FSS/German Spitz Club of America
    Ms. Bretta Anderton, 1152 Country Living Road, Baker, FL 32531, (904) 537-5733
    POMERANIAN
    aka Zwergspitz, German Spitz Zwergspitz, Pom
    GREAT BRITAIN by way of
    Pomerania GERMANY:
    3-7 lbs. 11" max. Abundant coat with a medium-long, straight, harsh outer coat; soft and fluffy undercoat. Possible colors include: black, brown, chocolate, beaver, red, orange, cream, orange sable, wolf sable, blue, white or particolor. The FCI considers the Pomeranian to be the same breed as the German Zwergspitz.
    AKC, UKC, KC, CKC, ANKC

    Pomeranian Home Page
    Richard and Chris Galley, UK

    American Pomeranian Club, Inc. and
    American Pomeranian Club Breed Rescue


    KEESHOND
    aka Wolfspitz, Chien Loup
    NETHERLANDS: 55-66 lbs. 17"-19" Abundant, long, dense, stand-offish outer coat; cottony undercoat. Color is wolf grey (grey/black mix) with lighter shadings around the eyes, on the head, and undersides. The FCI considers the Keeshond to be the same breed as the German Wolfspitz, but the FCI standard calls for the dogs to be at least 18" at the shoulder.
    AKC, UKC, KC, CKC, ANKC

    Keeshond Club Netherlands
    (Eng Under Construction)

    Keeshond Online Rescue

    Keeshond Rescue UK

    Keeshond Club of Canada
    Canadian Keeshond Rescue
    Steven Bobker, Tracy Lim, Elizabeth Spedaliere

    Keesworld.Com

    N/A 5/25/2003 The Keeshond Home Page
    Howard Perry, Dina Zinnes, Kimberly J. Eashoo,
    Peter Taylor, Andy Charrier

    Keeshond Club of America, Inc. (M)
    Corres. Secretary: Cindy Turnbull, kameo@capital.net
    KCA Rescue: Tawn Sinclair, CA, (310) 457-3569


    VOLPINO ITALIANO
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    ITALY: Under 10 lbs. 11" Profuse, thick, long, stand-offish coat. Most commonly white, although, sable is seen, rarely.
    FCI/195

    ENCI: Volpino Italiano


    AKITA INU
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    aka Akita, Japanese Akita
    JAPAN: Three registration bodies including AKIHO (Akita Inu Hozonkai); AKIKYO (Akitainu Kyokai); and, the JKC
    AMERICAN: 75-110 lbs. or more 24"-28" Medium-short coat is harsh and double, with no feathering. Any color including white; brindle; or pinto, with or without mask or blaze. White Akitas have no mask. Undercoat may be a different color from outer coat.
    FCI/255, AKC, UKC, KC, CKC, AKIHO

    Akita-Inu Home Page, Japan (in Eng)

    Akita Page @ the Japanese Kennel Club

    Akita Lovers Dog Club (Int'l) with Rescue Network

    Akita-L Homepage

    Akita-L IRC Chat Information

    Akita Club of America with Rescue Links

    Akita Action Association (Canada) with Rescue Organizations

    Akita Owners Rescue Foundation


    CHOW CHOW
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    CHINA: 45-70 lbs. 19"-20" Two coat types: Long, which is dense, straight, spitz-like and stand-offish; and, Smooth, which is shorter and more plush. Any clear color is acceptable, including red, cream, tan, blue, black, silver-grey. White occurs, but is rare.
    FCI/205, AKC, UKC, KC, CKC, ANKC

    The Chow Chow Club, Inc. with a lot of breed information. And, the associated CCCI Welfare Committee Website (Rescue)

    www.chowchow.org with
    a lot of breed information as well as Chow Adoption Information
    Northern California Chow Chow Rescue

    Chow Chow Club of Austria (Eng Available)

    Chow Chow Ringen (Swedish Club - Eng Avail)

    EURASIER
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    GERMANY: 40-70 lbs. 19"-24" Coat consists of a thick undercoat and a medium length, loosely lying, harsh top coat. All colors and color combinations are permitted with the exception of pure white, white patches or liver; primarily red, fawn, mahogany, wolfgrey, or black.
    FCI/291

    Eurasier-Klub e.V. (German and Eng Avail)


    HOKKAIDO
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    aka Ainu Dog, Anu-Ken
    JAPAN: 45-65 lbs. 18"-22" Outer coat is harsh, stand-offish, and straight; undercoat soft and dense. Colors are sesame, brindle, red, black, black and tan, white.
    FCI/261

    Hokkaido Page @ the Japanese Kennel Club


    JAPANESE SPITZ
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    JAPAN: Approx. 13 lbs. 15" Coat is plush, long, thick and stand-offish. Color is white.
    FCI/262, KC

    Japanese Spitz Page @ the Japanese Kennel Club

    KAI DOG
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    aka Tiger Dog
    JAPAN: 35-45 lbs. 18"-23" Coat is coarse, short and straight. Colors are black brindle, red brindle and tan brindle.
    FCI/317

    Kai Page @ the Japanese Kennel Club


    KISHU
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    aka Kyushu
    JAPAN: 17"-22" Coat is coarse, straight and short. Color is, most commonly, white; but, he can also be red, sesame or brindle.
    FCI/318

    Jon Buijten's Kishu website

    Kishu Page @ the Japanese Kennel Club


    KOREAN JINDO DOG
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    aka Jindo Gae
    KOREA: 22-44 lbs. 17"-21.5" Coat is of medium length, coarse with a thick undercoat. Only white and red (tan) Jindos are, currently, recognized. However, they are seen in black, black/tan and red/white on the Jindo Island.
    FCI/334 (Provisionally Accepted)

    Hyungwon Kang's Jindo Dog Page
    with Rescue Bulletin Board
    Very informative site.


    SHIBA INU
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    aka Japanese Shiba Inu
    JAPAN: 20-30 lbs. 14"-15.5" Outer coat is, relatively, short, harsh and straight; undercoat is soft and dense. Colors are red, black and tan, sesame, black sesame, red sesame; white with red or grey and lighter red, are also seen.
    FCI/257, AKC, KC

    Shiba Page @ the Japanese Kennel Club

    Shiba Inu Homepage with a very good
    Rescue Page, L Birmantas

    National Shiba Club of America including
    Rescue Information Page

    SHIKOKU
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    JAPAN: 17.5"-21" Coat is short, harsh and straight with a soft, dense, undercoat. Colors are brindle or red.
    FCI/319

    Shikoku Page @ the Japanese Kennel Club


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