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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.]
(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]
(Biography) Mark. born 1950, US swimmer, who won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games
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]
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|Noun||1.||spitz - 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"
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