The ancestors of the German Spitz are likely Nordic herding dogs with heavy coats, such as the Samoyed. History suggests that the German Spitz came to Europe with the Vikings, and literature that references this breed dates back to 1450. This breed comes in three different size varieties: the giant, the standard, and the toy. While the toy and giant varieties were said to have been mostly companions to their owners, research shows that the standard type was more of a working dog, often used on farms. |
It is said that the toy type was brought to England from Germany (specifically Pomerania) more than 100 years ago, and therefore it became known as a Pomeranian......
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