Just like the name says, this breed was created in Japan between 1920 and 1930 by crossing other spitz breeds. Japanese Spitz’s appearance is very similar to the Pomeranian; however, this breed has a thick and white off-standing coat. Usually, Japanese Spitz doesn’t enjoy the company of other dogs, so if you have other pets at home, it’s very important to socialize them at their very young ages. However, they are great companion animals; they love to attract their human’s attention. This breed is full of energy, active, and playful. Also, they will want to run and play outside a lot. The average weight of this breed is 10 to 20 pounds.
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The American Eskimo Dog, affectionately called the “Eskie,” is neither American nor Eskimo – they descended from the German Spitz and were brought to America by European immigrants. In the 1930’s, they were trained by the circus to walk tight-ropes and sold as pets after the shows. Today, these dogs are well known for their agility and intelligence, and make great family pets. They come in three different varieties (toy, miniature and standard) and are easily adaptable to any living space.
The Samoyed is a sociable, peaceful and gentle dog. These powder puffs hail from Siberia, and were bred for hard work in cold environments. Commonly known as the "Sammy," these friendly pups love everyone and are great for families and children. They are easy going, don't mind living in apartments (as long as there is air conditioning!) and are guaranteed to make friends with anyone they meet.
While Pomeranians are very small dogs, they are known for their big dog personalities! These fluffy, affectionate dogs are also very athletic and intelligent, and excel at agility and obedience. They love to be pampered and crave attention from their families (and will let you know when they want more!). Pomeranians are confident and bold dogs. They are also fairly active dogs and love to go on walks or have play time. Pomeranians typically weigh about 4-7 lbs.