4001, GERMAN SPITZ-AKITA 14'' H are anatomically scaled to create the best reproduction of the life size stuffed animal and the most realistic stuffed animal in the industry.
Little-Known Facts About the German Spitz- Akita:
The German Spitz is an ancient breed popular with farmers and peasants. It’s said Spitz used to find the highest land to sit on and diligently watch for
intruders. On low-lying farms, sometimes the highest piece of land was
the muck heap! So, these little dogs were given the nickname “mistbeller,”
translating roughly as “dung-hill barkers.”
2. These brave little dogs were also used on boats by fishermen and
traders. The German Spitz would act as a watchdog and protect their
3. After centuries working on farms and boats, the German Spitz was
catapulted into the upper classes of the United Kingdom when
George I became king in the 18th century. Visitors from Germany
brought German Spitz dogs with them. Later, Queen Charlotte and
Queen Victoria were both known to adore the breed.
4. The outbreak of World War I led to the breed almost dying out.
In 1975, some German Spitzes were exported to Holland where the breed was revived.
5. Known for their abilities as farm dogs and then circus performers, the
name American Eskimo Dog was given to this strand of white German Spitz dogs during World War I. Tensions between America and Germany
led to a breeder in Ohio to change the breed name to benefit the
popularity of the little dogs. The American Eskimo Dog or Akita is now considered a separate breed by the AKC, but of course, they still retain
their Spitz characteristics!
Product Dimension: 18.11(L) X 7.48(W) X 14.17(H)
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