The thick tail is usually curled over the dog's back. Some of the other dogs aside from that Pomeranian that are in this group are the : Akita Inu, Kishu, Alaskan Husky, Alaskan Malamute, American Eskimo Dog and Chow Chow. It is thought that most Spitz type dogs originated in the Arctic or East Asian regions.
Interesting to note, is that remains (dated to about 5,000 years ago) suggest that these ancient dogs mated with wolves. It's hard to believe, when looking at the Pomeranian that there is some wolf in the bloodline, however hundreds of years of breeding down the size of this dog brought us the adorable tiny toy that we know today.
# 14 There are 20 other purebreds in the AKC toy group, aside from the Pomeranian. Size is the deciding factor in classifying a dog in this group. Weighing between 3 and 7 pounds (1.36 to 3.175 kg) and with an adult height ranging from 8 to 11 inches (20 to 28 cm) places the Pomeranian as one of the smallest toy breeds.