Definition of spitz in English:

spitz

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Pronunciation: /spɪts
 
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noun

  • A dog of a small breed with a pointed muzzle, especially a Pomeranian.
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    • That alert, quick-response nature typifies all spitz dogs today, including the Pomeranian, who, size notwithstanding, reflects most of the characteristics of the spitz.
    • A cousin to the spitz type dogs, this pampered lap dog once called the arctic home.
    • Any one owning a spitz could argue that they were only partially successful unless compared to the likes of the Beagle or Afghan breeds.

Origin

mid 19th century: from German Spitz(hund), from spitz 'pointed' + Hund 'dog'.

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