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spitz

 (spĭts)
n.
A dog belonging to any of several northern breeds, such as the Pomeranian and Samoyed, characterized by a thick coat, pointed muzzle and ears, and a plumed tail curled over the back.

[German Spitz, from spitz, pointed, from Middle High German spiz, from Old High German spizzi.]

spitz

(spɪts)
n
(Breeds) any of various breeds of dog characterized by very dense hair, a stocky build, a pointed muzzle, erect ears, and a tightly curled tail
[C19: from German, from spitz pointed]

Spitz

(spɪts)
n
(Biography) Mark. born 1950, US swimmer, who won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games

spitz

(spɪts)

n.
any of several dogs having a stocky body, a thick coat, erect, pointed ears, and a tail curved over the back, as a chow chow, Pomeranian, or Samoyed.
[1835–45; < German: pointed]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spitz - any of various stocky heavy-coated breeds of dogs native to northern regions having pointed muzzles and erect ears with a curled furry tailspitz - any of various stocky heavy-coated breeds of dogs native to northern regions having pointed muzzles and erect ears with a curled furry tail
Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"
Samoyede, Samoyed - Siberian breed of white or cream-colored dog of the spitz family
Pomeranian - breed of very small compact long-haired dogs of the spitz type
chow chow, chow - breed of medium-sized dogs with a thick coat and fluffy curled tails and distinctive blue-black tongues; believed to have originated in northern China
keeshond - a spitz-like dog having a shaggy greyish coat and tightly curled tail originating in Holland
References in classic literature ?
For when it is stated, for instance, that the German Spitz dog unites more easily than other dogs with foxes, or that certain South American indigenous domestic dogs do not readily cross with European dogs, the explanation which will occur to everyone, and probably the true one, is that these dogs have descended from several aboriginally distinct species.
He saw Spitz run out his scarlet tongue in a way he had of laughing; and he saw Francois, swinging an axe, spring into the mess of dogs.
Spitz was the leader, likewise experienced, and while he could not always get at Buck, he growled sharp reproof now and again, or cunningly threw his weight in the traces to jerk Buck into the way he should go.
Buck received them in comradely fashion, Dave ignored them, while Spitz proceeded to thrash first one and then the other.
Like Dave, he asked nothing, gave nothing, expected nothing; and when he marched slowly and deliberately into their midst, even Spitz left him alone.
Dave was wheeler or sled dog, pulling in front of him was Buck, then came Sol-leks; the rest of the team was strung out ahead, single file, to the leader, which position was filled by Spitz.
The Spitz Fellows Program was created in collaboration with the family and accepted its first student this month.
The Liverpool defender's pet is said to have sunk its teeth into the Japanese Spitz before he dragged it off.
A $1-million gift from the family of Warren and Maureen Spitz will fund a new awards program at UBC s Sauder School of Business benefiting Aboriginal women pursuing business studies.
Marie Spitz developed the "Talk Different" app that uses 700 images, colours, icons and sounds to create messages based on alternative communication techniques she practised to interact with her daughter Pauline, whose autism severely limits her speech capacity.
Spitz brings deep software business experience to the board, and represents the very best in Triangle entrepreneurship.
Australian champion swimmer Ian Thorpe cold have made a greater impact had he came out to admit his being gay when he was still competing, American fellow Olympic medalist Mark Spitz said on Tuesday.