Japanese Spitz’ might look like pocket versions of the Samoyed, but they are not related and have very different temperaments. They are also very different from the German Spitz, not just in looks but also in their breeding background.
With their glossy snow-white fur and proud body posture, they make very handsome dogs. Japanese Spitz’ were bred to be companion dogs. These small to medium sized dogs are alert but have a low tendency to bark and are quite social. They love humans and other dogs alike.
For these dogs to be truly happy, their owners must fulfill their need to be active. A big yard alone won’t do, otherwise they might take it into its own hands and become escape artists. They enjoy outdoor adventures and long distance walks…it doesn’t matter if it rains or hails, they won’t be too precious to get their fluffy coat wet.
Japanese Spitz are also very smart. They are very easy to train and great for trick training or other dog sports such as Agility.
Their coats are not that easy to maintain. Daily brushing is recommended so it doesn’t get matted. It is best to let wet dirt dry off and then brush it out.
|Life expectancy:||10-16 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||low|