In what chapter did Spitz die in The Call of the Wild?

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The dog Spitz dies at the very end of Chapter 3.  That is the chapter that is entitled "The Dominant Primordial Beast."

Spitz dies after a long chase and a fight with Buck.  The two of them have been contending for power within the pack all through this chapter.  Buck has been undermining Spitz's authority for a long time and he has finally taken the opportunity to pick a fight to the death with Spitz.  They fight for a long time, and Buck finally gets Spitz down.  At that point, Spitz dies just the way he killed Curly earlier in the book.