Group 5/4 & 5: SPITZ TYPE: European & Asian
German Spitz Breeds
Wolfspitz/Keeshond; Giant; Medium; Miniature; Toy Spitz/Pomeranian
GERMANY: FCI/97, KC, AKC (Pom & Keeshond), (FSS Only), UKC, CKC, ANKC
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
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
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
KCA Rescue: Tawn Sinclair, CA, (310) 457-3569
ITALY: Under 10 lbs. 11" Profuse, thick, long, stand-offish coat. Most commonly white, although, sable is seen, rarely.
ENCI: Volpino Italiano
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 IRC Chat Information
Akita Club of America with Rescue Links
Akita Action Association (Canada) with Rescue Organizations
Akita Owners Rescue Foundation
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)
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)
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.
Eurasier-Klub e.V. (German and Eng Avail)
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.
Hokkaido Page @ the Japanese Kennel Club
JAPAN: Approx. 13 lbs. 15" Coat is plush, long, thick and stand-offish. Color is white.
Japanese Spitz Page @ the Japanese Kennel Club
aka Tiger Dog
JAPAN: 35-45 lbs. 18"-23" Coat is coarse, short and straight. Colors are black brindle, red brindle and tan brindle.
Kai Page @ the Japanese Kennel Club
JAPAN: 17"-22" Coat is coarse, straight and short. Color is, most commonly, white; but, he can also be red, sesame or brindle.
Jon Buijten's Kishu website
Kishu Page @ the Japanese Kennel Club
KOREAN JINDO DOG
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.
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
JAPAN: 17.5"-21" Coat is short, harsh and straight with a soft, dense, undercoat. Colors are brindle or red.
Shikoku Page @ the Japanese Kennel Club
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