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A dog of a small breed with a pointed muzzle, especially a Pomeranian.
- ‘A cousin to the spitz type dogs, this pampered lap dog once called the arctic home.’
- ‘A spitz is quite wolf-like in appearance with the exception of its curly tail.’
- ‘That alert, quick-response nature typifies all spitz dogs today, including the Pomeranian, who, size notwithstanding, reflects most of the characteristics of the spitz.’
- ‘Any one owning a spitz could argue that they were only partially successful unless compared to the likes of the Beagle or Afghan breeds.’
Mid 19th century: from German Spitz(hund), from spitz ‘pointed’ + Hund ‘dog’.
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