Japanese Spitz

Japanese Spitz

Japanese Spitz


Most people believe the Japanese Spitz is a descendant of the Siberian Samoyed. The reason people believe this is because they are simply a smaller version of the Samoyed, and everything else about the dog seems to be exactly the same except that they were extremely popular in Japan in the 1950's.


Overly active the Japanese Spitz needs as much exercise as he can possibly get. They can do well in an apartment setting if taken out for long walks every day. But you should also be able to let them off the leash in a safe place so that they can run around and burn off some of that pent up energy they like to keep inside.


Grooming of the Japanese Spitz is fairly simple with regular brushing. When they shed, you should use a comb to remove dead hair and only bathe them when necessary as they are extremely tiding dogs on their own.


The Japanese Spitz is a very high spirited breed that is alert and extremely intelligent. These dogs love to play and need companionship that can keep up with them. They learn quickly and are eager to get down to work when it comes to training. Playing catch is one of their favorite past times, and they get along well with other dogs and children most of the time.


The Japanese Spitz has a very long and luxurious coat that requires daily brushing to keep out the tangles. They are an average shedder and do not require bathing that often. This very happy dog will do what he needs to do to keep his coat nice and clean so that you don't have to worry about it as much as you would with other breeds.


The Japanese Spitz makes a great watchdog and will alert their owners whenever it is necessary for them to be aware of what is going on. Owners will tell you that this breed is a big dog that just happens to be stuck in a small dog's body especially with the courage and alertness they possess around the home. They take pride in protecting their home and their family members.


The Japanese Spitz is very intelligent and willing to work as often as needed. Since they are so intelligent, you will need to stay on top of their training and socialization as much as possible. They are happy go lucky dogs that will do whatever they can to make sure their owners are pleased.