Saturday, 16 August 2014

Siberian Saturday - What is a Spitz?

Hiya everyone!
Welcome to our Siberian Saturday.
Today we focus on fun facts and anything related to the Siberian Husky.

As always we will be linking up with Ruckus the Eskie for Sepia Saturday.

Before we get started, I would like to share the final verdict of yesterday's court case.
In case you missed it, visit our post : My Guilty Husky to find out what happened.
I asked you, my readers, who you thought was guilty.
The man of the house, or Lexus?

Well, I asked, and you delivered the verdict!
13 of you said the man of the house is guilty.
2 of you said they should each get half the blame.
3 of you blamed the dog.
And we even had one of our furiends (Laika and Vaks from the blog Mit Hundeliv meds Vaks) who thought the blame should always go to the cat! I assume since our one kitty, KiKi, took the role of the judge yesterday, they must be referring to her.

The final verdict is in . . .

The "man of the house" received a one week sentence.

Lexus and KiKi, served one single night, and have now been released!

 There you have it folks!
We will catch up with KiKi and Lexus later next week, and get their thoughts on being imprisoned for a whole night!

Last week on our Siberian Saturday post, we created a fun husky quiz, to see how much you know about huskies. If you missed that, head on over and take our quiz!

The most common quiz question that people got wrong was :
Huskies belong to which group of dogs?
- Retriever
- Spaniel
- Spitz
- Terrier

Most of you had never heard of Spitz. Which is the category the Siberian Husky fits into.
Today I will go a little bit more into what exactly a Spitz is.

  • Top 10 Spitz breeds
  1. Chow Chow
  2. Malamute
  3. Akita
  4. Pomeranian
  5. Shiba Inu
  6. American Eskimo
  7. Keeshond
  8. Canaan
  9. Siberian Husky
  10. Samoyed 

What defines a Spitz?

A spitz dog, will typically have thick - long (ish) fur. Sometimes white in color.
They will also have pointed erect ears, and elongated muzzles.
Often in a Spitz, the dog will have a curled plume type tail, which touches their back, or droops to the side.

Spitz is NOT a "breed" but more a certain "type" of dog.
The most common traits falling into this category is the thick luxurious fur.

That's all for now, thanks so much for stopping by and spending part of your weekend with us!

The Sibe Tribe, signing out!

*Image sources - Chow Chow, Malamute, Akita, Pomeranian, Shiba Inu, American Eskimo, Keeshond, Canaan, Samoyed.


  1. I generally blame all of mine, too!! LOL! Usually Lilly (cat) will grab something off the counter and drop it down to the dogs... then they share.. or not. Depending on the day. :)

    1. haha! My one kitty, Loco, does that ALL the time!

  2. Great photos and thanks for the info!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie


  3. We love the photos! My sisters shows Keeshonds! They have been featured on my blog before...beautiful dogs!

  4. I've heard of Spitz dogs before, but I would never have guessed that a Siberian Husky was one. They are all so different.

    1. They are all very different your right. But they all have certain things in common which make them fall into this category. Thanks for coming by!

  5. And it has nothing to do with dogs spitting on ya...... if so, cats would be called Spitz! *giggles*

    1. BOL!!!! Thank dog it has nothing to do with them spitting on us! How rude! hehehe!

  6. LOL daddy in the dog house. Nice to read about the Spitz. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. It was fortunate for Kiki and Lexus they didn't sentenced to community service too :-D

  8. Hehehehe best sentence!xx Speedy

  9. All this time I though "Spitz" was what baseball players do when they chew tobacco. Never knew it was a dog type :)
    ♥ Behr Behr :)

  10. I don't know too much about the Spitz group of dogs, but for some reason they all look like they'd be stubborn :P I love that the cat got blamed as well, it probably is always the cats fault, how could I have forgotten? It's one of lifes simple truths.

    1. BOL!!! They do don't they? Well, I can't vouch the other ones, but the huskies are DEFINITELY stubborn!
      Ah yes....blame the cat. BOL!

  11. Thanks for explaining the Spitz, had never heard of it! Hope the weather in our area warms up just a little, our trees in our yard are turning red, ugh!

    1. Oh I know!!!! Rainy and cold ALL week!!! Sheesh!

  12. Nice post - I now know the difference of the Spitz. Thanks!

  13. I got the question right on the quiz, but I think it was only by process of elimination! Thanks for the further explanation of the Spitz group...it was very interesting.
    Your poor hubby....stuck in jail for a week....hee hee!
    Lots of wags and woofs from the crew at Wag n Woof Pets

  14. I got that question right, and that shows I've been paying attention to your blog! :-)
    Have a pawsome day!
    ❇Mikko and Jax❇

  15. Those are some of TW’s fave dog beeds. She likes them fluffy. One of the neighbors has either an Akita or the one under it. TW sez it looks like a bear!

    1. I know, mine too! I just love the fluffy fur and pointed ears look of a dog. Makes them look majestic!

  16. I am thinking Human Man needs a better attorney! It seems his sentence is much stiffer than the actual perpetrator of the damage. He has already paid a $400 fine *lost sale.* Lexus and Kiki only spent one night in jail. Clearly the judge is prejudice and has probably taken some under the table catnip. BOL!! Y'all come ride our Hot Air Balloon today. I have heard of Spitz, but I thought they were an actual breed. Thanks for the knowledge. ☺

    1. BOL!!!! Well, even the judge got thrown in jail! It was by popular demand that the man got the more sever sentence. The people spoke, I only listened!
      Although I wouldn't put it past KiKi to have found some under the table nip!!!

  17. I did not know that Pomeranians were considered a spitz breed. Cool!

    1. I know right? When I was doing my research, and that breed came up, I was like whaaaa?? BOL very cool!

  18. Thank you for informing us more about Spitzs we had no idea and had not heard of that breed. Hope you have had a lovely weekend.

    1. Thanks, i'm glad you enjoyed. Although Spitz is not actually a breed, but a "type" of dog.
      Have a great weekend!

  19. Informative as always. We learn so much from your blog. I had wondered what a "spitz" type dog was since Buddy is have Husky. He does have some of those traits. Keep up the great work!

    1. Aw! Thanks Buddy! I love that people can learn some things about huskies in particular just by visiting my blog. My whole purpose is to bring some silly crazy husky fun, while throwing the odd bit of Siberian education in there as well. Job well done I suppose! :)

  20. Hi there! Finally growlmy let me get on the confuser.
    I knew that answer, too!
    Um...I sure don't fit in there, BOL!
    Thanks fur visiting me in my bloggie. Um... A Bloggie fur a Doggie, OMD! I am silly tonight!!

    1. Your right Freckles! I don't think you fit the Spitz type, but you sure are a cutie anyways!

  21. Hope they got some good food in jail. Thanks for talking about the Spitz type.


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