Japanese Spitz

When you look at the Japanese Spitz, you unwittingly recall the winter snow. In this article you can get acquainted with this breed, as well as with the peculiarities of its content, nutrition and upbringing.

  • Origin Japan, Growth 20 - 40 cm., Weight 3 - 6 kg.
  • Lifespan 10-15 years


Wool length



Mind and wit

Average cost

0 - 8000 $



Voted: 18


Name of the breed: Japanese Spitz

Fit for allergics: Yes

For families with children: Yes

Difficulty of care: No

Dog guard: No

Guide-dog: No

Ability to train: Yes

Interesting Facts Interesting facts

  1. Usually dogs of the Japanese Spitz breed bark very little, but in case of a stranger's arrival or any other threat, they will quickly inform him of this.

  2. The following fact about the Japanese Spitz is its undoubted advantage: these dogs are madly attached to their family and to small children.

    Japanese spitz in winter

  3. These little dogs have good health.

  4. The average life expectancy is 10-16 years. This fact about the Japanese Spitz depends on the conditions of life, care and nutrition.

  5. Wool allows these dogs to easily carry even the lowest temperatures.

history The history of the Japanese Spitz

Based on the name of the breed, it is not difficult to guess where it comes from - Japan. The history of the Japanese Spitz began in the early 20th century, when these dogs were bred by tying different types of Spitz: from China (China), Canada (Canada), USA (USA) and Australia (Australia). The first high-grade breed standard was adopted in 1948, and international recognition was already received in 1964.

Description Description of Japanese Spitz

Dogs of this breed can be compared with a fox. They have the same charming elongated muzzle. The ears are triangular, small and neat. The eyes and nose are dark. For these doggias characteristic black bezel around the eyes, black claws, paw pads and lips.

Their torso is very compact and well built. It has a slightly square shape, very slim. The paws are parallel to each other, straight and thin. The tail looks very elegant due to the thick white coat, which is the key to the description of the Japanese spitz. This very fur coat is very thick, fluffy and silky. Color - exclusively white.

  • Height: 25-38 cm.
  • Weight: 9-12 kg.

Care Japanese spitz care

Despite the white wool and the apparent difficulty of care, everything is not so difficult. Keep these doggie can be in the apartment. They get along well with any other pets, and children just adore. May be with a certain amount of wariness relates to strangers, and even try to protect their family. But it is rather their plus.

A special feature of these four-legged white wool is that it is able to repel any dirt and remain completely snow-white, even after serious pollution. It is necessary to wash it as necessary, and comb it as often as possible to help the pet get rid of dead hair, and to maintain its healthy and beautiful look.

Claws, eyes, ears and teeth do not require close attention. In general, the care of the Japanese spitz can be called simple and suitable even for novice dog breeders.

Nutrition What to feed the Japanese spitz?

Both in care and in nutrition, Japanese Spitz dogs are unpretentious. There are a number of rules in this question:

  • They can not be overfed, as they are prone to obesity.
  • Meals should be carried out 2 times a day: in the morning and in the evening.
  • Feed after a walk. In the question of what to feed the Japanese spitz, there are two possible answers.

The first is dry food. The second is natural food. Regardless of the type of food you choose, you must adhere to the above rules, as well as carefully approach the choice of food. Do not first take into account the brand and price. This is not a quality indicator! It is better to read reviews, consult with professional breeders, veterinarian.

When choosing a dry feed, emphasis should be placed on maximum quality, balance. Natural products should consist of meat, cereals, eggs, vegetables and fruits. It is strictly forbidden for them to give sausages, sausages, sweets and spices.

training Raising Japanese Spitz

Serious training as such is not necessary for this dog due to the fact that it is still a pet (decorative). Nevertheless, they are very smart and respond well to it. In order to learn any basic team they need very little time, especially if they are served in the correct, unobtrusive, mostly game form during a walk. In this regard, the education of the Japanese Spitz is more connected with its socialization and proper behavior on the street, at home, at a party, in communication with other animals and strangers.

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