Japanese Spitz

The Japanese Spitz is a lively and bold breed that make excellent watchdogs. These dogs show lots of affection and loyalty towards their owners.

These rather cute looking small dogs are reserved with strangers and are considered to be active in the house and when outside on walks.

Japanese Spitz Facts

Japanese Spitz

Exercise Requirements:      3 star rating

Good with Children:             4 star rating

Easy to Train:                        3 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    4 star rating

Low Shedding:                       zero star rating

Good with Other Pets:         4 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 30-36 cm (12-14 in)

Weight: 5-6 kg (11-13 lb)

Coat: Their topcoat is straight with a profuse short and dense undercoat

Colour: White

Lifespan: 12 years

Special Characteristics

The Japanese Spitz is a playful dog that is very alert who enjoys to be around people. These small dogs are described as being affectionate, aloof with strangers, bold, lively and independent.

Exercise Requirements

These dogs are active and lively around the home and outside and are therefore classed as a medium exercise requirements breed of dog.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: Are incredibly loyal and affectionate towards their owners.

Children: Are usually good with children if they have been raised with them.

Other Pets: Are good around other pets, even cats, even more so if raised with them.

Strangers: Are reserved and wary of any strangers that come into the home.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: They are good around other dogs if well socialised from an early age.

What to Watch Out For

These dogs are great little watchdogs, however they are known to bark excessively, which could be a problem with your neighbours.

As you can see these small dogs have a long fur coat, which is know for bringing in mud and dirt from outside into the house. Their fur needs daily grooming to prevent mats from forming.

Health Risks

Very little to note here; just patellar luxation, so it’s all good here.

Ideal Owner

The perfect owner of the Japanese Spitz should be active and affectionate who has loads of time spare to devote to the dogs daily grooming needs.

These little dogs love to play and do not like being left alone for long periods. The ideal owner would not be out of the house for long periods and have lots of spare time to give the dog regarding play, exercise and training.

More Photos

Adult male Japanese Spitz Young Japanese Spitz Puppy

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