1) Shiba Inu (and other native Japanese breeds – Akita Inu, Hokkaido, Kai Ken, Kishu and Shikoku)
The coloration, size, head type, body type, just everything about Shiba Inu make them appear almost exactly like fox. You can say that all the 6 native Japanese breeds are kind of fox like, but the Shiba Inu is definitely the most fox like in the appearance. The other 5 Japanese dogs are Akita Inu, Hokkaido, Kai Ken, Kishu and Shikoku.
2) Icelandic Sheepdog
Very old breed, dating its ancestry back to the first Iceland settlements and even to Vikings might not be the most popular, but it is definitely looking a lot like a fox, so it must be in our list.
3) Finnish Spitz
Also known as barking bird dog, the Finnish Spitz is a lively, playful and energetic was originally bred to hunt, but today it is beloved companion of many Finnish families. Actually, it is a national dog of Finalnd!
4) German Spitz
Speaking of dogs that resemble foxes, we can not forget the famous German Spitz. This dog owes their fox-like appearance to its bushy tail, coat coloration, muzzle and ears.
5) White Spitz breeds
There are many other breeds related to German Spitzes and many of them resemble the white arctic fox. The list of the white fox like Spitzes include Indian Spitz, Japanese Spitz, American Eskimo, Volpino Italiano or Tonya Finosu.
6) Welsh Corgi
Well, the Welsh Corgi does not look like a typical fox, more like a stout and stocky version of a fox, but they still have many appearance similarities with foxes! Especially the coat, head and ears are very fox like.
Another Spitz breed, the Keeshond, has a very fox like coat and again, face. This breed is also known as Wolfspitz and it is typically very sociable, playful and easily trainable dog breed.
If you are looking for a fox like breed with shorter and almost non shedding coat, the Basenji would probably be your best bet. This African breed is known for its yodeling, almost cat like cleanliness and for being very very playful and curious.
The second breed on this list that is considered as hypoallergenic is the Samoyed. But unlike the Basenji they need much more grooming. They look similarly to the Arctic fox, but unlike the timid fox, the Samoyed is very sociable, affectionate and friendly.
The last dog on our list is possibly the cutest one and it is the famous Pomeranian. Of course, much smaller than the fox, but they do have the typical spitz like – and, well fox like – appearance characteristics. They could be nicknamed as miniature foxes.