I am going to start a guess that dog game.I am going to describe a breed. If you guess it, you get to describe your own beed.And on and on and on. I am going to start: I have curly ears. I am a spaniel. I am a medium sized dog. I come in lots of colors, but mostly blenheim (red,or tan with blotches of white.) Go!
The Blenheim tipped me off. I am a small breed that originated in Asia. I have long hair, and come in many colors. I was accepted by the AKC in 1906. At one time there were only 5 known specimens of my breed in existence. We've made quite a comeback since those days!
BTW would anyone object if we tried to keep it to dogs that are AKC recognized? Cause I really don't think anyone's going to be able to pull obscure breeds like the Dutch Smoushound and Kookerhondje out of a simple description...
Another good guess, but the akita is a big dog that wasn't recognized by the akc until the 1970s ;) I'll give 2 more hints. I was often referred to as the 'Lion-dog' or the 'Sleeve-dog'. I weigh under 15 lbs, normally.