This delightful spitz breed has a striking, long coat, which must always be pure white in colour. This feature can serve to distinguish it from the miniature form of the American Eskimo, which is otherwise extremely similar.
History of Japanese Spitz
The Japanese Spitz is thought to bear no direct relationship to the American Eskimo; rather, it is believed to have been developed from the native Siberian Samoyed.
The Japanese Spitz is rapidly increasing in popularity in Europe.
Identification keys of Japanese Spitz
high-set tail curls over back
mane of longer hair extends down to brisket
profuse, stand-off coat
Coton de Tulear The name of this breed points to its most obvious feature - an extravagant, cotton-fluff coat of long, white hair. The Coton de Tulear is a member of the bichon group of breeds.
History of Coton de Tulear
It is thought that early bichon stock was taken by French troops to Madagascar, […]
Miniature Poodle Well-proportioned and squarely built, the Miniature Poodle lies between the larger Standard and the tiny Toy in size. This intelligent breed has a sporty disposition, and is easy to train.
History of Miniature Poodle
Poodles probably derive from the Pudel, an old German […]
Mexican Hairless Dog Three forms of this breed are now recognized: the Standard (shown here), the Miniature, and the smaller Toy version. There is also a so-called “Powder-puff’ version of each size, which does have a coat of hair but cannot be exhibited. The Mexican Hairless has a noble stance, not unlike […]
Inca Hairless Dog This group of dogs is found in three distinct categories, based on size. It is not clear if all the New World hairless breeds are related, but these particular dogs occur predominantly in solid colours only.
History of Inca Hairless Dog
Although rare in their homeland today, they were […]
Pekingese The Pekingese is a short-legged breed of dog with a characteristic rolling gait. It has a relatively compact, flattened face fringed with longer hair, which gives the impression of the dog having a mane. This breed makes a bold and alert watchdog for the home.
History of Pekingese