Japanese Spitz grow to a height of 30 – 38cm, and a weight of 5 – 10kg.
14 – 17 years.
Japanese Spitz are family dogs and they thrive on human companionship. They are an intelligent and playful breed that are always eager to please. Japanese Spitz are characterised by their great courage, intelligence and liveliness.
Building a bond with your Japanese Spitz is the first and the most crucial step involved in training the breed successfully. Once you’re successful in building a bond with your Japanese Spitz, you can rest assured that training and teaching them new and clever tricks will be a cakewalk.
The Japanese Spitz is a family dog seeming to thrive on the different attention and affection from each family member. A young puppy (3 to 12 months) could be a “handful” for children under five years of age without adult supervision. Having said that, they also make an excellent and loving companion for a single person in a flat.
It is thought that the Japanese Spitz originated from the “Peat Dog” that spread from the Swiss Lakes and from Finland about 6000 years ago, before finally reaching Japan and China by 400 A.D.
For adult Japanese Spitz, feed about a cup of dry food a day, split between two meals.
Please note! The dietary guidelines specified above are only a guide and feeding may vary based on your pet’s size, activity level, and metabolism.
The Japanese Spitz only requires grooming about once a week when they are adults, however when they are shedding coat you will have to brush them daily for the week they are dropping coat. As a puppy it is advisable to groom them daily to help them get used to it.
The longhaired coat of the Japanese Spitz has a thick under-layer that is always pure white. The tail is covered with long hair and is carried curled over the back. The coat is short on the bottom half of the legs, with breeches on the hind legs and feathering on the forelegs. The ears are small and pointed upright, and the muzzle tapers slightly. The large oval eyes are dark and slightly slanted, and the nose and lips are black. The face of the Japanese Spitz is wedge-shaped. There is dense feathering on the feet.