spitz


spitz

noun \ˈspits\

Definition of SPITZ

:  a member of any of several breeds of stocky heavy-coated dogs of northern origin with erect ears and usually a heavily furred tail carried over the back

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Origin of SPITZ

German, from spitz pointed, from Old High German spizzi; from the shape of its ears and muzzle — more at spit
First Known Use: 1842

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spitz

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of several northern dogs, including the chow chow, Pomeranian, and Samoyed, characterized by a dense, long coat, erect pointed ears, and a tail that curves over the back. In the U.S., the name is often given to any small, white, long-haired dog; it is also used for the American Eskimo dog. European breeds include the Finnish spitz, with a bright reddish brown coat, and the Lapland spitz, which has a white, brown, or blackish coat.

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