German Spitz (or German spitz, plural spitzes or, borrowing from German, Spitze) is used to refer to both a standardized breed of dog (usually capitalized) in some kennel clubs, and a category or type of dog comprising several separate breeds. Various modern breeds have been developed from the original German Spitz, and are either registered as separate breeds or as varieties of German Spitz, depending on club. All German spitz-type dogs are dogs of the broader spitz type, of German origin.
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This breed is also called German Spitz (Gross), Grossspitz as well as Großspitz.
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