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“Like A Fox,” published in Dog Fancy, January 1992

Suomenpystykorva. No, it’s not a type of Russian pastry. It’s the native name for Finland’s barking bird dog, known in English-speaking countries as the Finnish Spitz.  It belongs to the spitz family of dogs which includes, among other breeds, the Siberian Husky, the Keeshond, Pomeranian and Samoyed.  Latest of the northern breeds to be admitted to the American Kennel Club …

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