About the Japanese Spitz

This is the only Spitz-type dog bred exclusively for companionship, although Spitz types in Japan were originally formidable working dogs.

These solidly built, well proportioned dogs have an abundant coat of pure white, pointed muzzle, pricked triangular ears and feathery tail. Their natural spirit and dignity are expressed in their harmonious elegant beauty.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

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Japan
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FCI Group 5
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Small
Avg life expectancy
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Even-tempered / Calm / Intelligent / Friendly / Enthusiastic / Quiet

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  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • Makes a great watchdog