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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Non-sporting group.


Approximately 10 kg.


Approximately 30-38 cm.


Always pure white.


The coat is short on the head and face and long on the body. It consists of straight fur that stands away from the body and is accompanied by a soft and dense undercoat.



Cheerful and clever, Japanese Spitz are joyful dogs to have around. Lively and bold, these dogs love to play. They also crave attention and affection from humans and need to be included as a member of the family. Japanese Spitz are loving pets and loyal companions.

Country of Origin:



While there is some disagreement over which breeds the Japanese Spitz likely descended from, it's possible that this Japanese breed is related to the White Giant German Spitz. Either way, the Japanese Spitz was likely developed during the late nineteenth century or early twentieth century. First exhibited in Tokyo in 1921, an official standard was established in 1948 by the Japan Kennel Club. This breed enjoyed a surge of popularity in Japan and other parts of the world during the 1950's.


The Japanese name for this breed is Nihon Supittsu.


Japanese Spitz are alert and obedient dogs. Wary of strangers and protective of their family members, these dogs will always alert the household to the presence of intruders or unfamiliar people. Extremely patient, Japanese Spitz are wonderful with children, including toddlers, and also get along well with other dogs and other types of animals.



With firm training, Japanese Spitz are very obedient dogs.


Lively and energetic, these dogs have a high activity level and require regular exercise.


Japanese Spitz thrive on human attention and need plenty of affection and contact with their family members. Therefore, although these dogs love to be outdoors, they should not be left outside on their own for long periods of time. If these dogs don't receive sufficient human attention, they will likely become bored and depressed, which will then lead to behavioural problems. Due to their patient and cheerful natures, Japanese Spitz are excellent family companions and will fit well into households with children and other pets. These delightful dogs typically live for approximately 10 to 12 years and require regular brushing and combing.


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