Japanese Spitz

Breed stats

Breed group Utility Size Medium Life span Over 12 Years Exercise Up to 1 hour per day Grooming Every day Coat length Medium Coat sheds? Yes
The feisty little Japanese Spitz has an attractive personality but they do like the sound of their own voice.

They are a small spitz breed with a striking, long, pure white coat that stands out. The whiteness makes the black eyes and nose stand out. The hair on the legs is shorter but has feathering.

Their origins are unknown except that they come from Japan. They look very much like a small Samoyed and it has been suggested that they originated from them. They are intelligent, alert and playful. They are active and enjoy sports like agility. They have a tendency to bark unless this is curbed. They are generally sociable to adults, children and other animals. Although active indoors, they need a good daily walk too.

The long coat with its thick undercoat needs brushing and combing regularly but there are no known health problems.


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