The spitz is a type of dog breed that has long, thick, and straight hair. Its ears and muzzle are pointed. It may carry its tail curled over its back or the tail may droop. The exact origin of the spitz is uncertain but it may have developed in the Arctic or Siberia since they are usually well adapted to cold climates. A few of the modern spitz-type dog breeds include the Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Icelandic Sheepdog, Pomeranian, Siberian Husky, and Schipperke. There are many others.