With ancient Japanese lineage, the Akita is a strong and muscular dog that’s famous for its courage and loyalty. They were originally bred to hunt game, thanks to their incredible work ethic, but their quiet nature and devotion to their humans has seen them become popular companion animals.
Playful yet gentle, affectionate yet dignified, the Alaskan Malamute is a popular pet and for good reason. These delightful dogs have a real sparkle in their eyes and love nothing more than curling up with their humans at the end of a long, hard day.
Dating back to around 200 b.c., it’s thought that the Chow Chow might be one of the first spitz-type dogs to ever exist. Hailing from China, the Chow Chow is dignified, serious, and aloof, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make good companions.
Alert and agile, the Finnish Lapphund is a hardy little dog that has traditionally been used as a reindeer herder in the Arctic Circle - thank goodness their coats are weatherproof! They are extremely sociable, courageous, and calm, and their naturally submissive natures makes them the perfect family pet.
They may be Iceland’s only native dog, but to be honest, given their wonderful personalities this dog is the only representative a country could ever need. Charmingly friendly, endlessly happy, and utterly devoted to their humans, the Icelandic Sheepdog is a dog lover's dream.
Famous for the distinctive ‘spectacles’ it sports across its face, the Keeshond is a medium-sized spitz that has a square and sturdy body shape and a dense coat that made it well suited to its former life living on canal barges across Holland.
A small dog with a big personality, the perky Pomeranian is one of the world’s most popular dogs thanks to its bold and vivacious personality. It’s also quite the comedian, so you can be sure of plenty of laughs with this little guy by your side.
Definitely one of the most beautiful dogs in the world, the Samoyed has plenty to offer outside of its luscious white coat and smiling face. Sammies are smart, hardworking, and mischievous dogs who are highly social and will think nothing of demanding your attention and affection.
Like the Akita, the Shiba Inu comes from Japan where this muscular dog was once used as a hunter. But these days, this spirited breed is a popular companion animal thanks to its confident and good natured temperament.
With captivatingly piercing almond-shaped blue or brown eyes, you’d be hard pressed to find a more stunning dog than the Siberian Husky. They may be medium-sized but they are incredibly graceful and quick footed and while powerful,