The Shiba Inu is the smallest among the spitz breeds of Japanese origin and was originally used in the hunt for the eyes and nose in the dense undergrowth of mountain areas of Japan.
The Japanese Spitz is a small, completely white breed of dog that is thought to have been bred from the Siberian Samoyed for smallness beginning in the late 19th century in Japan. Description from petsunlimited.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
Japan Spitz dog
Japanese Spitz; Yuki at 7 weeks // eldoobio
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