Spitz Breeds (Non-Sporting)
Wine Jug 4 Century BC
This section includes those Spitz breeds that are classified in the Non-sporting Group in Australia. In this Group these are medium sized breeds whose functions are watch dogs and companions. They share the same history as other Spitz breeds which date back 4 centuries Before Christ as this ancient wine jug illustrates. 'Spitz' is a German word describing a thick double coated dog with a pointed muzzle, erect triangular ears, a stocky body, and a tail curved over the back.