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10 Dog Breeds That Look the Most Like Foxes

Dale Carter

Originating from Japan, the Shiba Inu is known for its fox-like appearance, including its alert expression, curly tail, and red or sesame-colored coat.

Shiba Inu

This breed hails from Finland and has a similar appearance to a fox, with its dense double coat, pointy ears, and curled tail. It also has a distinctive red-gold coloration

Finnish Spitz

Developed to resemble the Alaskan Husky in a smaller size, the Alaskan Klee Kai has a fox-like face, erect ears, and a thick coat. The toy, miniature, and standard.

Alaskan Klee Kai

The Lundehund has several fox characteristics, as a rectangular-shaped body, erect ears, and a curly tail. It was historically used for hunting puffins.

Norway Lundehund

Bred to resemble a wolf, a strong resemblance to a fox. It has a thick double coat, a bushy tail, and a wedge-shaped head. They come in various coat colors.


Plush double coat, ruff around the neck, and bushy tail carried over the back, the Keeshond bears a resemblance to a fox. It has a friendly and alert expression.


In various coat lengths, the long-haired variety can often resemble a fox. They have a distinctive apple-shaped head and pointed ears.

Long-hair Chihuahua

A plume-like tail, the American Eskimo Dog shares some similarities with the arctic fox. They come in three sizes: toy, miniature, and standard.

American Eskimo Dog

A broader appearance than foxes, they often have similar facial markings, erect ears, and a bushy tail. Their almond-shaped eyes also contribute to the fox-like look.

Siberian Husky

Though smaller than a fox, the Basenji has a sleek build, pointy ears, and a tightly curled tail. They have a short, dense coat and are known as "barkless" dogs.


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