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“The Touch . . . the Feel . . . of Cotton”

Our kennel name is Kitsuna, which is Japanese for “fox.” (We are breeders of Finnish Spitz, which bear a remarkable resemblance to the genus Vulpes.) This AKC-registered prefix begins every one of our dog’s formal names. It did not start out that way.

In 1971 I discovered, in an encyclopedia of dog breeds, one virtually unknown in this country: the …

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