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Japanese Spitz

Intelligent, cheerful and very active, the Japanese Spitz is a full-time companion dog.

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

Country
Japan
Group
FCI Group 5
Size category
Small
Avg life expectancy
10–16 years

Even-tempered / Calm / Intelligent / Friendly / Enthusiastic / Quiet

Key facts

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

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