Shiba Inu: Japanese spitz breed for hunting. Intelligent but independent, challenging to train. Affectionate and loyal to family but wary of strangers. Requires mental stimulation to stay content.
Akita: Largest Japanese spitz, silent hunter. Difficult to train, fiercely loyal as guard and hunting dogs. High-energy, needs daily exercise. Aloof with strangers, affectionate with family.
American Eskimo Dog: Resembles Arctic fox. Affectionate, loyal, protective watchdogs. Enjoy outdoor play, good with children. Heavy shedding, needs regular grooming.
Schipperke: Independent, spunky, resembles small black fox. Loyal and loving but prone to barking. Enjoys outdoor exercise, curious, playful. May chase wildlife, loves family activities.
Samoyed: Arctic spitz breed from Siberia, sled pullers. Affectionate family pets, love play. Instinct to chase small animals, good with kids, dogs, but may bark.
Finnish Spitz: Energetic, needs daily exercise for mental and physical well-being. Loving family pets, prone to barking when bored. Ideal with active children.
Norwegian Elkhound: Hound and spitz mix. Playful, protective, loyal, good watchdog. Craves human companionship, prone to separation anxiety. Energetic, needs daily exercise.
German Spitz: Also Eskimo Spitz, friendly, affectionate companion. Loyal, great with kids, quick learners. Needs ample daily exercise. Good watchdogs, wary of strangers. Generally easy to train.
Alaskan Klee Kai: Lap-sized husky look. Intelligent, playful, highly energetic. Loving, loyal to family, cautious with strangers. Red-and-white resembles a red fox.
Chihuahuas: Resemble tiny fennec fox. Bond closely with humans, standoffish with others. Need mental, physical exercise. Best with adults, older kids. Protective, good watchdogs.