8 Dogs That Look Like Foxes You'll Want to Meet

Finnish Spitz

The Finnish spitz, from the “land of 60,000 lakes,” is Finland's most popular dog breed. These bird-hunting canines use slow-wagging tails and 160-bark-per-minute "yodeling" to captivate prey.

Icelandic Sheepdog

These pretty herding dogs have been around since the first people moved to Iceland more than a thousand years ago. Vikings brought Spitz-type dogs with them on their ships to Iceland, where they helped group sheep and ponies. I

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

There are a lot of people who want to train Pembroke Welsh corgis to handle sheep. They are about a foot tall at the shoulder and can weigh up to 30 pounds. These smart, loving dogs work hard and are friendly.

Shiba Inu

It's possible that the Shiba is one of the most well-known dogs that looks like a fox. The Shiba Inu is Japan's most popular pet dog breed. It became famous through the "doge" joke.

Canaan Dog

Although no one knows just how old the Canaan dog breed is, drawings resembling the breed decorate tombs nearly 4000 years old. Originally, they helped the Israelites to herd and guard livestock.


The old breed of Basenji, called the "barkless dog," is shown in many Egyptian, Babylonian, and Mesopotamian works of art. When these great societies fell apart, the Basenji lived on, but they were wild.


Jindo dogs are very special in their home country. They got their name from an island near Korea where they were first bred. For thousands of years, they've lived with islanders as hunters and friends.


At the shoulder, the tiny schipperke is no more than 13 inches tall and weighs up to 16 pounds. But don't be fooled by their small size. These little dogs were first bred in Belgium to be hardworking ship dogs that would catch rats and watch over valuable goods.