The Japanese Spitz

The Japanese Spitz

The Japanese Spitz, though not so well-known outside of Japan, make just as good family dogs as any of the standard picks. The Spitz love being with their family and want to be involved in every activity that the family does; even if it’s just sitting and watching a movie. They’ll be happy to come and cuddle. This however does not translate to no play.

The Japanese Spitz are a playful breed who cannot be left alone for long. If they get bored, they’ll entertain themselves by barking or jumping over the skill and explore the town! A daily walk is the most minimal exercise you could give them; if you’re a jogger, the dog could accompany you on your jogs. The Japanese Spitz also enjoy ball games and any game which involves some physical activity. Training the Spitz is quite an easy task just as long as you’re firm and consistent in training them.

The Japanese Spitz are exceptionally patient and loving around children, especially the younger ones. Just as they are loving of their family, they are also weary of strangers which make them very good watchdogs. Their keen senses immediately alert them wherein they tend to bark, sometimes a little more than necessary; they can be taught to control their barking in obedience training.

One of the best part of the Japanese Spitz is they have an inherent sense of cleanliness that makes them almost as clean as cats. Apart from being a heavy shedder, they are odorless dogs and one of the cleanest you’ll ever come across.

 

Appearance:

Average Height-

12-15 inches

Average Weight-

11-22 lbs

 

Care & Health:

Grooming: The Japanese Spitz is a heavy shedder and even though the fur does not need brushing as such, you might want to stick to a daily brushing to reduce the shedding.

 

History:

The Japanese Spitz was bred to be a companion dog and was first spotted in Tokyo in 1921. The Japanese Spitz is said to be cross breed between the Siberian Samoyed and the German Spitz dogs in Japan in the late 19th century.

The Japanese Kennel Club admitted the Spitz in 1948, and soon gained popularity in all of Japan. Although this popularity was restricted to its native land, even after it was introduced to Europe and North America, they are soon becoming one of the well-known dogs around the world.

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